Lake County launches community workforce program

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NON-VIOLENT INMATES participating in the Lake County Sheriff Department’s Community Workforce Program will clean the Gary South Shore Railcats ballpark for the upcoming season. Inmates gain self-esteem and a sense of community in the program.

The Lake County Sheriff’s Department is offering a Community Workforce program. The program allows non-violent inmates to volunteer their time and work in the community (known as the Inmate Road Crew). The inmates are transported and are under constant watch by Lake County Sheriff’s Officers.

The officers in charge of this program thoroughly check each inmate’s background before they start participating in the workforce. Each inmate must have a non-violent history to qualify for this program.

OFFICIALS WORKING OR observing the inmates on the first day of the program are Laura Lunkes, Community Workforce Coordinator; Noah Simmons, Gary South Shore Railcats; and Renee Connelly, Marketing Consultant for the Railcats; and from the Sheriff’s department are Robert Deliget, Cornelius Williams, Michael Miller Sr., Joe Nuzzo, Greg Shaginaw and Jerry Sarkey.
OFFICIALS WORKING OR observing the inmates on the first day of the program are Laura Lunkes, Community Workforce Coordinator; Noah Simmons, Gary South Shore Railcats; and Renee Connelly, Marketing Consultant for the Railcats; and from the Sheriff’s department are Robert Deliget, Cornelius Williams, Michael Miller Sr., Joe Nuzzo, Greg Shaginaw and Jerry Sarkey.

IMG_0369[5]The Lake County Sheriff’s Community Workforce program was designed to assist cities and community-based organizations within Lake County with lawn mowing, trash removal, trimming of bushes, picking up tree limbs and spruce-ups.

The inmates work as a team and through this program it helps build up their self-esteem by making them feel good about assisting and giving back to their community and its residents.

If you would like the Lake County Sheriff’s Workforce to come and assist in your community or help your organization, call (219) 648-6987. We would be happy to speak with you regarding our Community Workforce Program and/or schedule an appointment.

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