Faith-Based Offender Mentoring-Celebration in DC on February 19

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The program interviewed Maurice Marshall (mentor) and “Ellis” (not his full name) on the faith-based mentoring initiative at the Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency (CSOSA). They are the Mentor and Mentee of the year. CSOSA started the program in 2006.

The program is in support of  a celebration of CSOSA’s faith-based mentoring program at the Kellogg Conference Center at the Gallaudet University, 800 Florida Ave. NE, Washington, D.C. 20002 on Thursday, February 19, 2015 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

We ENCOURAGE anyone interested in the mentoring process to attend. See http://www.csosa.gov (What’s New) or call 202-220-5300.

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