Two graduates of the Right Living House treatment and aftercare programme were acknowledged and recognised by National Security Minister Wayne Caines, who joined members of their families at the ceremony held last month.
Also on hand for the graduation was Commissioner of Corrections, Lieutenant Colonel Edward Lamb.
A spokeswoman for the Ministry said: “This celebratory occasion served as an opportunity for the graduates to reflect on one of the most challenging yet rewarding experience of their lives, as they now continue their journey to living a life of recovery.” The graduates each reflected on their experiences while in the programme and shared words of encouragement to their fellow peers.
Shannon Forth, one of the graduates is seen here with the Minister, and with Lt Col Edward Lamb and Elder Kevin Santucci in the featured photograph above. The other graduate requested not to be named.
The Right Living house, located on the Prison Farm grounds at Ferry Reach, is designed to help drug-related offenders re-enter the broader society, with the tools to equip them to live substance free in recovery.
- The Right Living House is Bermuda’s first Corrections-based Therapeutic Community (TC) initiative. It is designed to progressively assist drug involved offenders to re-enter the broader Bermudian society, with the aim of reducing the potential to return to substance abuse and the criminality it spawns. Bermuda’s Right Living House opened its doors in October 2009. Since its opening nearly 100 residents have received treatment in the programme.
- Photos Courtesy of DCI