How To Establish CRI


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How To Establish CRI

  1. 1. Welcome !!<br />Hector Lozano<br />National Director<br />Celebrate Recovery Inside<br />Mike Pitocco<br />State Representative<br />Celebrate Recovery Inside<br />California Central Coast <br />
  2. 2. How To Establish<br />
  3. 3. CRI History <br /><ul><li>Started in 1998 in New Mexico
  4. 4. 48 states: county, state & federal
  5. 5. Inmate Driven: CA, MO., MD., OK., FL
  6. 6. Ministry Invitation Trend</li></li></ul><li>How To’s<br /><ul><li>No ‘cookie cutter’ method, but there</li></ul> are some constants when implementing<br /> CR in a correctional setting: <br /><ul><li>Time
  7. 7. Space
  8. 8. Staffing
  9. 9. $$$$$ MONEY</li></li></ul><li>How To’s(cont’d)<br />Put yourself in their shoes:<br /><ul><li>Administrators Viewpoint:</li></ul> Will it impact my budget?<br /> Are there any safety/security concerns?<br /><ul><li>Chaplain’s Viewpoint:</li></ul>How will it impact my workload?<br /> Is CRI worthy of a place in the Chapel schedule?<br />
  10. 10. The Approach<br /> (Not in any order except for #1)<br />#1<br />PRAY !<br />PRAY !<br />PRAY !<br />“Unless the Lord builds the house, they labor in vain who build it .” <br />Psalm 127:1<br />
  11. 11. The Approach (cont’d)<br />“…….The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much.” James 5:16<br /> Church<br />Local CR’s<br />Inmates<br /> Prison Fellowship<br />CR State Rep<br />
  12. 12. The Approach (cont’d)<br />Establish A Core Group<br />
  13. 13. The Approach (cont’d)<br /><ul><li>Core Group - Select a team leader – someone knowledgeable:</li></li></ul><li>The Approach (cont’d)<br />Initiate the Contact<br /><ul><li>Chaplain
  14. 14. Prison/Jail Administrator
  15. 15. Community Resource Mgr
  16. 16. County Sheriff
  17. 17. Agency Director / Secretary
  18. 18. State Elected Official</li></li></ul><li>The Approach (cont’d)<br />Have a presentation ready for the initial meeting:<br /><ul><li>Talk about main elements of CRI
  19. 19. Anticipate concerns & address them
  20. 20. If you don’t know, don’t guess
  21. 21. Emphasize flexibility of CRI
  22. 22. Go as a team </li></li></ul><li>The Approach (cont’d)<br />Examine Program Options<br />MOLD CRI TO SUIT THE ENVIRONMENT<br />We are in their ‘house’<br />
  23. 23. The Approach (cont’d)<br />Recruit Volunteers<br /><ul><li>Local Celebrate Recovery groups
  24. 24. Christians with 12 step background
  25. 25. Anyone with a heart to serve
  26. 26. Inmate leaders </li></li></ul><li> Ralph Jennings<br /> First Ministry Leader at California Correctional Institution, at Tehachapi, CA 2005<br />
  27. 27. Ralph and his Goldwing<br />
  28. 28. Centinella State Prison<br />El Centro, CA<br />CRI Leadership Training Graduates<br />Chaplain Steve Francis Level III Summer 2009<br />
  29. 29. California Correctional Institution, Tehachapi, CA<br />CRI LEADERSHIP TRAINING GRADUATES <br />Unit I Winter 2009<br />
  30. 30. California Correctional Institution, Tehachapi, CA<br />CRI LEADERSHIP - Unit II<br />
  31. 31. California Correctional Institution, Tehachapi, CA<br />CRI T.E.A.M., Unit II<br />
  32. 32. Formalize<br />Written approval <br />“Who authorized this?”<br />“If it isn’t in writing, it doesn’t exist”<br /><ul><li> Include all program activities
  33. 33. Authorization to enter the institution as needed
  34. 34. What, Who, Where, When, How….
  35. 35. Signed by the Warden, Administrator</li></li></ul><li>Formalize (cont’d)<br />Conduct TrainingInmates / Staff / Volunteers<br /><ul><li>Will Inmates or volunteers present </li></ul> the program? <br /><ul><li> Gate Clearances
  36. 36. Train others to be trainers</li></li></ul><li>Formalize (cont’d)<br />Meet regularly with Staff / CRI Leaders:<br /><ul><li> The most important ability is AVAILability
  37. 37. Meetings provide the opportunity to deal with issues before they become problems
  38. 38. Shows your commitment – that you’re in it for</li></ul>the long haul<br />
  39. 39. Activate !<br />Set a CRI kick-off date <br />(the 5 ‘P’s are great………… time for ACTION !)<br /> (Prior Preparation Prevents Poor Performance)<br /><ul><li> Allow enough lead time to get the word out, complete training, process clearances, etc.
  40. 40. Spend time with your T.E.A.M.</li></li></ul><li>Give It All To God<br /><ul><li>You represent the King of Kings and Lord of Lords
  41. 41. It’s not about you, the program, or the inmates
  42. 42. It’s not even about Celebrate Recovery
  43. 43. It’s about God’s desire to bring purpose to every life</li></li></ul><li><ul><li>Contact information is in CR Binder
  44. 44. Re-Entry Workshop !</li></ul>QUESTIONS ??<br />