For nearly a year now, Lydia Goodson has been working to help individuals experiencing incarceration at the Polk County Jail who are going back into the community find a second chance.

Now she’s giving folks from all walks of life the chance to see what roadblocks go up in the way of success on the path to re-entering the community.

The idea of the upcoming Re-Entry Simulation event is to shine a light on a longstanding problem across the country around the stigma of those who have served their time.

“This event aims to shed light on the challenges faced by individuals reintegrating into society after experiencing incarceration,” said Goodson, the Offender Services Coordinator at the Polk County Jail. “It is an opportunity for us, as a community, to gain valuable insights and understanding, and to explore ways in which we can better support individuals during their transition.”

The simulation is planned for April 30 at Camp Antioch from 6 to 8 p.m. It is open for anyone who wishes to participate in the event.

Those interested in participating are asked to fill out an online RSVP here, or use the QR Code on the flyer below.

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