On Saturday, July 4th, Street Beat host Amyre Makupson finds out about programs that help ex-offenders stay on the right side of the law.

First, Stephanie Fakih, the founder and principal of Rights First Law, discusses some of the barriers that ex-offenders face and explains how the Holmes Youthful Trainee Act can help young offenders get back on track.

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Then, Matt Costello, LESP Program Services Supervisor for the Oakland County Sheriff’s Department, explains how this program helps prisoners alter their thinking and attitudes.

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Next, On the Rise Bakery is a program by the Capuchins in Detroit that provides jobs and job skills to men recently released from prison.  It’s explained by Brother Ray Stadmeyer and Trainee Steven Moten.

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Finally, Gabriela Santiago-Romero, the Mentor Coordinator for Alternatives For Girls, and program participant Egypt Dixon, explain the Face Forward program that helps juveniles who’ve had a brush with the law improve their long-term employment changes.