Supporting ex-offenders helps build safer communities

Forward Step supports ex-offenders through “being a sounding boarding, advocating on their behalf and reducing stress in the lives,” said Helmut Isaac, an MCC worker who supports ex-offenders through the Forward Step and the Person to Person programs.

“It is all about safety in the community,” said Isaac. “Whenever there is too much stress in their lives that’s when things go sideways. It’s about friendship—it is not rocket science—it is just being a friend.” (MCC)