Pictured LtoR: TCY Director, Nigel Bowe; US Senator Bob Casey; JEVS President & CEO, Cynthia F. Figueroa; Representative for PA Congresswoman Madeleine Dean; Montgomery County Chair, Dr. Valerie Arkoosh; Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele and JEVS TCY Program Manager, Gary Clark.

Thanks to the support of US Senator Bob Casey and PA Congresswoman Madeleine Dean, the JEVS program The Choice is Yours (TCY) is expanding to Montgomery County.

To talk about TCY’s history and positive impact for graduates of the program, Montgomery County District Attorney, Kevin Steele invited representatives from JEVS and political leaders to his office in Norristown.

US Senator Bob Casey; Montgomery County Chair, Dr. Valerie Arkoosh; PA Congresswoman Madeleine Dean; TCY Program Director, Nigel Bowe; Deputy District Attorney, Kelly Lloyd; and TCY Program Manager, Gary Clark, got together to talk about The Choice is Yours.

JEVS President & CEO, Cynthia F. Figueroa led the discussion with the PA and Montco leaders about the next steps for the Montgomery County partnership.

Cynthia F. Figueroa, President and CEO of JEVS said, “We’re grateful for the support of Senator Bob Casey and Representative Madeleine Dean to expand TCY to Montgomery County. Through the leadership and partnership of Commissioner Arkoosh and District Attorney  Steele, JEVS is able to provide this evidenced-based targeted intervention program will help Montgomery County residents choose the best path forward.”

“The Choice is Yours has a transformative impact on nonviolent drug offenders here in Montgomery County and today I learned that firsthand,” said Senator Casey. “I was proud to advocate for the program to receive $400,000 in community project funding, which will allow JEVS to expand TCY to reach many more people in Montgomery County and give them the tools to work toward a second chance. I will also keep fighting to pass my bipartisan, bicameral Clean Slate Act to help many more Americans rebuild their lives.”

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