- Massachusetts Probation Service
Media Contact for Barnstable Community Corrections Center hosts Recognition Ceremony
Coria Holland, Communications Director
Hyannis — The Barnstable Community Corrections Center will host a Recognition Ceremony on Thursday, June 28, at 11 am to celebrate the progress and recovery of four of its clients as well as to acknowledge the contributions of a community partner, Kim Concra of Cape Cod Cooperative Extension. The celebration will take place at 3 Communications Way, Building 6, in Hyannis.
The four clients—three women and one man, ages 20 to 50—will each be presented with a certificate. Several have compelling and heartfelt stories to tell about their journeys to sobriety.
Concra is being honored for her contributions to the program which include teaching food safety, healthy meal preparation on a limited budget, and nutrition groups.
The Barnstable Center is one of 16 centers across the state. The Office of Community Corrections is a division of the Massachusetts Probation Service (MPS). The centers serve as an alternative to incarceration. The centers are community supervision sites where offenders must check in several times weekly. Resources such as substance abuse treatment, GED preparation and job training are offered at the centers. There is also a community service component. Offenders perform such tasks as park clean-up, snow removal, and delivery of food to soup kitchens.