Peer counselors help inmates prepare for jail release
(LAWRENCEBURG, Ind.) -- Several Dearborn County Jail inmates are getting the skills they need to succeed in society upon their release.
Approximately 15 inmates graduated from the Integrated Re-entry and Correctional Support (IRACS) program.
The Dearborn County Sheriff's Office is one of only five Indiana jails providing the program.
Inmates work daily with counselors who provide individual and group peer support, recovery resources, access to treatment and methods of support upon their release from jail.
IRACS is a volunteer program and inmates do not receive time cuts for their participation.