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She has experienced everything from an impaired driver to
a murderer. She has encountered many different people but she believes in a
system of equality. Religion, color or sexual orientation is not on her list of
priorities, rehabilitating the offender is.
Cathy would also like to see more programs directed at
relapse prevention, especially, for offenders who return to prison on
parole suspensions and/or probation violations. This would help inmates not
only to get a handle on their lives but to help them on their return to
Cathy Croucher is very dedicated to her work and I feel
she is an asset to our system. It is through programming that we will achieve
the goal of rehabilitation.
She admits that, at times, it is difficult to not feel
frustrated and to leave everything within the gates. "There are
times," she said, "when you will think about a sad story after you
leave or feel someone else's pain." This only shows her love for not only
her work but for us as human beings.
Cathy, we need people like you to give us reason to keep
struggling because you struggle along the road with us.