New York, NY – (November 21, 2013) – The world’s first product specifically designed to aid the social, emotional and communication struggles of formerly incarcerated men and women, and to help them to reintegrate with their families, friends and communities, is now available nationwide.
RECHARGE Beyond the Bars Re-Entry Game arrives just as the nation reflects on freedom and blessings this Thanksgiving. However, an estimated 2 million men and women in the U.S. will celebrate Thanksgiving behind bars. While nearly 95% of these incarcerated individuals will be released at some point, until now, there has been little to assist most of them on the complex, lonely and demanding journey towards social and emotional reintegration into society.
Created by New York City psychotherapist, Leslie Robinson, and assisted by vindicated crusader of the legal system, Jeffrey Deskovic, a man wrongly imprisoned for more than 16 years, RECHARGE Beyond the Bars Re-Entry Game is a proven communication tool that provides a safe and enjoyable means for formerly incarcerated individuals and their families and friends to connect and reconnect in genuine, nonthreatening, meaningful, transformative and sustainable ways. In its pilot stage, RECHARGE has had significant impact on those who have utilized it, and the game has been enthusiastically embraced by even the most resistant people.
Deskovic explained, “When Leslie and I met, we immediately knew that working together we could make a significant difference in the lives of so many formerly incarcerated people and their families and friends. I wish I had Leslie’s RECHARGE game while I was imprisoned, and especially when I was first released. It was very difficult for my family and friends to approach me, and for me to approach them about certain feelings and situations. We had […]