Prisons are not country clubs and the average prison does not serve simply as a vacation spot for criminals. Inmates’ isolation from society might make us sleep better at night, but the truth is that our justice system and sentencing laws need major reform. – Education and rehabilitation in prison can change people and save lives.
Victimization can many times isolate survivors who may also experience additional feelings of being broken, helpless, shameful, depressed and/or alone.
Lutheran Community Services support groups provide a safe, non-judgmental environment where a survivor can strengthen his/her support system, find voice, normalize and validate their emotions and gain an increased understanding of trauma.
Having this connection helps the individuals and families begin to heal.
Support Group information available at 509-343-5039 or by e-mail.
Educational Outreach The best way to stop sexual abuse and violent trauma is through education, prevention and awareness.
We take an active role in our community to stimulate helpful conversations and to encourage greater awareness of the changes that can be made to prevent these crimes that create such pain and devastation in people’s lives.
You may be feeling overwhelmed, isolated or scared.
Our Advocates are trained to provide immediate help, and to support you through the steps of recovery and justice.
While society at large has social media to thank for new friendships, relationships, insights and perspectives, inmates are doomed to total social exclusion, not only physical but psychological as well.
Satisfying inmates’ need to reconnect with friends, family, and society at large plays a huge role in their rehabilitation.
Family advocates are someone parents/non-offending caregivers can seek support for their own feelings, concerns, and frustrations.