NEWTON COUNTY, GA – Five people are hard at work paving the streets of Newton County as part of the County’s NEWFORCE program.
Newton’s Engagement with Focus on Recovering Citizen Employment program began in March and is already showing dividens with participants hard at work as part of Newton County’s Public Works Department.
NEWFORCE takes graduates of the Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT) program in the Newton County Detention Centers and places them in jobs within the Newton County Government. The program began earlier this year with Chairman Marcello Banes working with the Human Resources and Public Works department to give RSAT graduates a second chance.
For the RSAT graduate to gain employment within Newton County, the County must first be notified by the Sheriff’s Office or courts of their graduation and they are ready to work and meets all the qualifications of the open position.
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