August 15, 2019

Getting Ahead while Getting Out Graduation

Congratulations to our first graduates of the Getting Ahead while Getting Out program.

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  • January 31, 2024

    We are excited to announce that MARC will be partnering with Hope Alliance for services to returning citizens.

    While the details are still very much in process, most of our activities will continue in the same form. However, some of our operations will be different. Come join us at our next meeting to hear more details and ask questions. Join us on Saturday, February 17, 2024, from 10:00 - 12:00 noon at St. Paul Catholic Church in Flowood, MS.

    A zoom link will be available for those that cannot attend in person.
    Dorothy Balser, MSW
    Executive Director
    MS Association for Returning Citizens (MARC)

  • June 15, 2023

    Do you want to help reduce crime rates and recidivism in your community?

    You can help returning citizens overcome barriers, begin a new path toward success, and become successful, productive community members! Join us for a free lunch and learn event at Locus Benedictus in Greenwood, MS on July 29, 2023, from 11-1:30. 

    Our Mission is to raise awareness and increase support for people getting out (and staying out) of prison. On July 29, you will learn about the challenges faced by those reentering society, hear personal testimonies from people with lived experience in the criminal justice system, meet current MARC volunteers, and learn how you can help citizens successfully return to their communities and families.

    Volunteers from the Jackson area have been working with men and women in local prisons to discover resources, be encouraged to start anew, and make a plan for life after they are released. We have had great success with people turning their lives around and moving forward in a positive and productive way. We are seeking local residents to continue this great work and help make a positive impact in your community. Whether you’re interested in becoming a class facilitator, a community advocate, a researcher, or a mentor, there is a role for you to contribute your unique skills and passion.

    Sign up today and join us in building a brighter future for those affected by the criminal justice system in Greenwood, MS. We won't keep you long and lunch is on us! Questions? Contact

  • September 12, 2022

    Would you like to help men and women have a healthy restart when they are released from prison?
    There are many ways to help ~ large and small ~ that make a huge difference in the lives of those wanting to do better and NOT end up in prison again. Whether you have been involved in this type or ministry, or new to this mission, you are welcome to join us and learn more about MARC!

    Join us tonight at 6:30 pm to learn more about what MARC does, and find out what YOU can do!
    Join us in person at St. Paul Catholic Church in Flowood, or on Zoom!

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