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Public Advocates in Community re-Entry (PACE) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit located in Marion County Indiana that provides services exclusively to individuals with felony convictions. PACE seeks to provide services and resources to enable those returning citizens to become law abiding, productive and responsible members of society. PACE believes in second chances through opening doors and providing opportunities for each individual to become personally successful. PACE also believes that offender reentry is something that affects the entire community and is based in public safety.

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PACE is supported by:

Drug Free Marion County

Monarch Beverage Company

What Is Offender Re-Entry?

"The use of programs targeted at promoting the effective reintegration of offenders back to the communities upon release from prison and jail. Reentry programming, which often involves a comprehensive case management approach, is intended to assist offenders in acquiring the life skills needed to success in the community and become law-abiding citizens." (Office of Justice Programs, Department of Justice)



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about PACE?

Check out our 2013 Annual Report!

2012 Annual Report

 

What is PACE about?

Client Success

"I was young and made a mistake... I will not let it
define me!"

Rob Spalding is a thirty year old African American male. He graduated from high school and has some collage education as well. He has two children and a child support order that continued to grow while he was incarcerated. Rob spent one year in Duvall before being released to home detention due to burglary and dealing charges in 2001 when he was 19.

Rob came to PACE in December of 2012. He completed the three day PACE job readiness workshop series. He then was assisted with his resume, and was given weekly job leads. When he wasn’t out looking for work he assisted the maintenance man cleaning the offices and bathrooms at Duvall on a daily basis; in the afternoons he helped other residents in the computer room. Rob had many interviews over the first few months in Duvall. He was hired on a part time basis at a local Arts and Entertainment Venue as a server and was cross-trained as a cook. Rob got a second job and with this his child support in order and his driver’s license back. In April, 2013 he was told that he was being released to home detention. Rob was offered a position at DJ’S Hot Dogs and after a few short months he had already become one of the managers!

In June of 2013, Rob was still living with his mother and he decided that having two jobs and a good relationship with his children he needed to find a home of his own. Rob was enrolled in Project Success here at PACE and was assisted with the first month’s rent, the deposit and the past due bill for his gas.

Because of Rob’s success with the PACE program he was invited to attend as one of our VIP clients the Annual Setting The “PACE” Event. Today Rob has his own home and joint custody of his two children; he pays child support, has two jobs, and is currently working on jump starting his own business.


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