Grief Support Counselors
Through a generous grant from the Healthcare Foundation of Greater Kansas City and COMBAT, we are able to provide licensed, trained counselors to families that have been victimized by homicides. Both individual and group counseling is available to families who might not have these kinds of services readily available. Most importantly, we let our families know that it is okay to reach out for help and that counseling is an important component towards understanding life’s trials and tribulations.
Thinking for a Change
Jackson County, along with the rest of the nation, is experiencing an influx of ex-offenders re-entering society after years of incarceration. For example, in 2011, 2,777 ex-offenders returned to Jackson County from federal or state prison and 5,194 were under the jurisdiction of Probation or Community Corrections. It is a common fear that those who are returning to society from incarceration will become responsible for violent behaviors in the communities to which they return. Several studies show that interventions meant to teach new coping behaviors to returning citizens can be very successful in reducing these violent reactions.
The Thinking for a Change program is designed as a cognitive behavioral intervention for individuals involved with criminal and juvenile justice systems. AdHoc’s trained group facilitators are making great strides in the reduction of reoffenders through this cognitive behavioral intervention curriculum. We are proud to partner with the Jackson Municipal Court, Probation and Parole, Regional Correctional Center, COMBAT, and Dismas House.