Volunteers are scattered across Northeast Ohio, hoping to catch youth before they find trouble. Those same volunteers are helping people who have been released from incarceration. The effort is called Citizen’s Circle.
“This is something I’ve always had in me,” said Executive Director, Mike Davis. “For me, as a deacon, this is my ministry. We can always march around City Hall. We can always march around the Justice Center.”
Davis said opportunities need to be available for people returning home from incarceration. However, he said, when they can’t find employment, many return to trouble.
"I came home with a plan,” said Preston Tucker. "Being a drug dealer is addictive, just like being on drugs. I was selling heroin. I was gone eight years.”
Tucker said he is on the right path now. He won’t return to the streets. For people looking to participate in the program, Davis said visit: www.thecmcgroup.org.