Sponsors strives to help program participants realize their capacity for positive change. In an effort to further develop skills in this area, Sponsors Deputy Director and certified mental health counselor Nick Crapser recently led a training on the Fundamentals of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Motivational Interviewing (MI), techniques that have been proven to inspire and encourage meaningful change.

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Dear Friends,

We have been super busy the past few months, working hard to help put reentry on the national map and to have a positive impact on public safety in Oregon. At home, we are kicking into high gear with The Oaks at 14th housing development underway and a new approach to our Mentorship Program. Many of our staff attended the Second Chance Act Conference in DC, where we learned about what’s happening with reentry on a national level and I presented on housing for people convicted of sex offenses.

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Sponsors Deputy Director Nick Crapser has spent his first six months on the job looking at current practices and procedures and finding areas that can be improved to enhance Sponsors’ program participants’ experience.

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