Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Crosspoint, Inc.'s 4th Annual Community Resource Fair

Crosspoint, Inc., in partnership with Alpha Home and Bexar County Detention Ministries, presents its 4th Annual Community Resource Fair this Saturday, September 11th from 9 am. to 12:00 p.m.

The resource fair presents our organizations’ clients and their families an opportunity to meet in person with representatives from various community organizations that provide resources and supportive services important to men and women working on recovery from addiction or returning to the community from incarceration.

We expect over 150 of our clients and their families to visit the fair as they learn about accessing services that will help restore them as productive citizens of the community

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Crosspoint CEO, Dr. Kevin J. Downey addresses members of Highlands Rotary Club



Dr. Kevin J. Downey, CEO of Crosspoint, Inc. was invited to speak about Crosspoint and its mission to the members of the Highlands Rotary Club at the beautiful Pecan Valley Golf Club on May 18th.

Monday, May 17, 2010

THIRD ANNUAL OFFENDERS WORKFORCE INITIATIVES JOB FAIR

The US Probation and Pre-Trial Office in conjunction with area workforce and related resource partners are hosting the third annual Job Fair dedicated to ex-offenders. Please join us on WEDNESDAY, MAY 19th at THE NEIGHBORHOOD PLACE, 3014 Rivas Street, from 10 am to 2 pm.

Business Benefits:
- Tax Credit of up to $2,400
- Federally Bonded Insured Candidates
- Skilled and dependable labor pool

We invite you to participate by contacting Kaye L. Devon, Senior US Probation Officer at 210.472.6590 ext. 338 or by email at Kaye_Devon@txwp.uscourts.gov

Collaborating Partners include: Crosspoint, Inc., Goodwill Industries, Bexar County Detention Ministries, All of Us or None, Workforce Solutions Alamo, US Bureau of Prisons, TDCJ Parole Division, American Indians in Texas at the Spanish Colonial Missions and DARS>

Friday, May 1, 2009

COMMUNITY RESOURCE FAIR

Crosspoint, Inc., in partnership with Alpha Home and Bexar County Detention Ministries, presents its:

3rd annual Community Resource Fair
Saturday, May 2, 2009
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
at the Ruble Center at 419 East Magnolia

The resource fair presents our organizations’ clients and their families an opportunity to meet in person with representatives from various community organizations that provide resources and supportive services important to men and women working on recovery from addiction or returning to the community from incarceration. Agencies and businesses represented will include VIA Metropolitan Transit, Dress for Success,Alcoholics Anonymous,San Antonio Alternative Housing Corporation,Goodwill Industries, Project QUEST, Catholic Charities, City of San Antonio Department of Community Initiatives (Family Resources and Services and Homeless Services Divisions), Family Violence Prevention Services,San Antonio Food Bank, the DAPA Center, Travis Park United Methodist Church, and many others. We expect over 150 of our clients and their families to visit the fair as they learn about accessing services that will help restore them as productive citizens of the community.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

2009 Restorative Justice Conference

Save This Date: May 13-15, 2009
TO BE PART OF THE SOLUTION: May 13-15, 2009

We invite you to join leading practitioners and scholars who are calling for community action and renewal to improve the quality of life, safety and justice…

2nd NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON RESTORATIVE JUSTICE“Mainstreaming Restorative Justice: Empowering Communities, Restoring Responsibility”

For educators, academics, practitioners, faith leaders, policymakers, judges, community leaders, and all concerned citizens.

To be held at the University of Texas at San Antonio – Downtown Campus in the beautiful San Antonio, TX. The conference is a joint venture involving several universities, justice system agencies, restorative justice practitioners, and the faith community. The financial co-sponsors of the conference are:

University of Texas at San Antonio, College of Public Policy (Center for Policy Studies and Department of Criminal Justice);

School of Social Work at the University of Texas at Austin;

St. Mary's University School of Law;

Campbell University, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law;

Schreiner University;

Crosspoint, Inc. of San Antonio;

Sam Houston State University, Correctional Management Institute of Texas;

Baptist General Convention of Texas;

Ghost Ranch National Conference Center of Santa Fe and Abiquiu, New Mexico (Presbyterian Church USA);

The SoL (Source of Light) Center at University Presbyterian Church, San Antonio; and,

United Methodist Church, General Board of Church and Society.

For more information on the conference contact Dr. Michael J. Gilbert, Conference Coordinator at mailto:mgilbert@utsa.edu.. This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or call (210) 225-0864.

For exhibitor information contact Mr. Joe Shaffer, Exhibit Coordinator at joe.shaffer@crosspointinc.us. This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or call (210) 225-0864.

FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO REGISTER FOR THE CONFERENCE PLEASE VISIT:
http://www.restorativejusticenow.org/

Women's International History Month


On March 24, Crosspoint celebrated Women's International History Month by hosting a panel discussion on Women's Issues. The panel was facilitated by Pryor House FD Shaamid Gaitan. Issues and Panelists included:

Women and Substance Abuse - Melanie Lane (Alpha Home)
Women Offenders and their Children - Lisa Neale and Corrina Laureles (US Probation Office)
Helping Women Develop a Positive Self Image/Esteem - Irene Hall (Dress for Success San Antonio)
Women and Trauma/Domestic Violence - Patricia Castillo (P.E.A.C.E. Initiatives)

The panel was well attended and the panelists provided great insight to those who work closely with women in need.

Electronic Accountability at Crosspoint

In April, Crosspoint will be transitioning to a paperless electronic accountability system for monitoring resident movement and clinical casework. Crosspoint will be the 1st Federal RRC (Residential Reentry Center) in the State of Texas to install this system.