Beginning in February 2008,
in collaboration with the City of Richmond Sheriff, C. T. Woody, a program was
piloted in the Richmond City Jail (RCJ), called The McCovery Program. In August 2009, the program experienced enough
growth and success to sustain operations as a non-profit organization without
the assistance of the McShin Foundation. At this time, the program name was
changed to Men of Valor Empowered (MOVE). Due to turnover at the executive
director level, the name was again changed in October 2010 to the current
designation of Kingdom Life Ministries (KLM).
Through multiple partnerships and collaborations, KLM is able to
not only provide effective services for clients, but also is able to offer
specialized services for the men. Our partnership with Sheriff C.T. Woody and
the Richmond City Jail is among the most important relationship we have, as it
enables us to begin providing services to offenders while they are
incarcerated; one of the 3 most critical components success.
KLM and the Director works closely with the court system, judges,
probation officers, Commonwealth’ Attorney, and the drug courts. Each of these
relationships not only enable our offenders to often be court appointed to KLM,
but also provides them with additional opportunities of success that they
otherwise likely would not be afforded.
This begins at the jail when a KLM staff member picks up the participant and brings them to the recovery house where they are provided with the program and structure to help them become law abiding citizens.
Although each man’s length of stay varies, it is suggested that participants remain in post-release housing for one year. The purpose of grouping the men together in a home is to create a support network for recovery and solidify the behavioral changes initiated in the Jail Component.
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