GRO Pod = God Restoring Offenders
In September, 2012 we began a Biblical Principles Class with 15 students housed together in 5B.
Each student commits to attend the 8 weeks – 177 hours of teaching. The program was formulated in the Kent County Jail that has monitored the student progress and reports a reduction in inmate rate of return to jail (recidivism) from 76% to 22% in a seven year period.
Each student is given hand out materials daily and must follow along with video / personal instruction through a Biblical Principles format and take notes.
We have a long waiting list of applicants and will soon be increasing the students from 15 to 20 per session.
The GRO Pod helps to decrease taxpayer costs in paying for repeat offenders by lowering the recidivism rate by over half. More that half of those attending our program will not return to jail or prison ever.
MONTHLY SUPPORT IS NEEDED TO FUND THIS ONGOING PROGRAM.
GRO Pod Stats
15 – 20 Eager Students
8 Weeks in the Word of God
177 Hours of Biblical Principles
54% Reduction in recidivism!
(return to jail)
Growing Wait-list to Participate!
How Can I Help?
Financially Support Forgotten Man Ministry
Pray for Forgotten Man Ministry regularly
Volunteer – attend the next chaplaincy training