The city of Santa Ramona will soon see it's very own Halfway House established in the South side sector in the upcoming weeks.
The initiative which will incorporate the skills and training of South side's mental health and counseling clinic run by Doctor Evelyna Stone who will engage in a partnership with Mrs Alexia Rousseau, a Co-Owner of Rousseau's Construction Company whose husband also owns the construction company and supplies store while he also serves the city as City Manager and SRFD Chief.
"Far too often we let our responsibility to our justice system end when a person is sentenced, this in itself is a horrible injustice. The point of jail and prison is not only to punish people convicted of crimes or give people a reason to make a better choice, the purpose of our justice system is supposed to be to help the people convicted. Yes, we're supposed to help the convicted criminals!
A person released from our penal system goes from convict to EX convict and yet so rarely are they given any rehabilitation for the things that led them to make the mistakes in the first place. Over 80% of ex-convicts are convicted again in their lifetime. The penal system as it stands is not working. There needs to be more done." Dr Stone stated to the Santa Ramona Chronicles. She went on to say, "The Santa Ramona Valley Halfway house can be that 'more' that needs to be done. Halfway houses give someone fresh out of jail and back in the world again a transitional time to find work, reconnect with healthy members of their lives, get or stay clean from drugs and even reestablish themselves in a new place, free from a past that is too easy