Pamlico CC works to reduce recidivism among offenders

Pamlico CC works to reduce recidivism among offenders

On Aug. 23, Pamlico Community College President Jim Ross recognized Larry Burgess and other students in the first class of the Recidivism Program with Pamlico Correctional Institution. Students who successfully complete the program will earn an associate's degree in human services technology from the college.

The program, which includes a combination of life skills and academic studies, is aimed at reducing the chances that offenders will end up back in prison.

At the event, Sen. Norman Sanderson, who helped secure state funding for the two-year pilot program, said it could become a model for other community colleges to follow.

Pamlico Community College President Jim Ross presents certificate to Larry Burgess