The MTM EXperience
The MTM EXperience “Walk A Month” is a facilitated, participation-based workshop for “outmates” — employers, landlords, educators, healthcare experts, human-services workers, ministers, neighbors and all community members — that simulates the challenges returning citizens face upon release. The objective is to inform and challenge participants’ perception and behavior as it relates to the realities of a returning citizen and what they encounter once they have served their time.
In this two-and-a-half-hour workshop, up to 65 participants (simulation can accommodate more) role-play one of up to 18 different individuals dealing with the personal and social impact of what we call Post-release Syndrome, or PRS. In the course of the workshop, participants encounter or witness the effects of circumstances like educational challenges, unstable housing, scarce resources, hostile families and vigilant neighbors. The task of one participant, the returning citizen, is to “stay out of jail” find housing and get a job during each of four 15-minute “weeks.”
The MTM EXperience includes an introduction, the participatory workshop and a debriefing, allowing participant to capture and discuss what they have learned.
This service empowers participants to alter community perceptions attributed to Post-release Syndrome and encourage them to:
Add the names of returning citizen-friendly employers to the registry
Link returning citizens to returning citizen-friendly communities of faith
Train others by hosting “The MTM EXperience” within your network(s)
Educate and advocate to others about Post-Release Syndrome
Review and act within your sphere of influence on behalf of returning citizens
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