R.E.A.L. stands for Reaching Community Awareness, Community Engagement, Community Accountability & Leadership
The program is developed and taught by people who have been impacted by and work in the justice system so that the community has a better understanding of the significance of the role they play in the reentry process.
This event is held in communities across the country to
1) Bring awareness to the needs and struggles of justice involved individuals and their families
2) Remind community leaders and organizations of their ‘Why’
3) To explain how ExodusPlanner.com and other technology can assist the reentry process, therefore helping to remove barriers
4) To better educate community leaders and organizations on the importance of Connectivity, Collaboration, and Community
Connectivity: Bridging the information sharing gap between community partners/resource providers, justice agencies and our clients/residents, using modern methods and technology.
Collaboration: Coming together for a common purpose and goal, assisting our clients and residents re-enter our community successfully.
Community: A community is an interconnected, supportive, thriving locale. It provides a reasonable quality of life for everyone that lives there. It values and promotes open, participative development processes underpinned by a continuous culture of trans-generational learning. Whose is responsible for creating this type of community? Community leaders. As community leaders we represent the community’s interests and are responsible for preparing, supporting and protecting all of our community members. As good community leaders, we all must possess empathy, the ability to inspire and deliver, strong communication skills and pride in our community, because we are working together toward a common goal.