Peoria County Sheriff’s Office hosts women’s detainee health fair

Published: Jan. 28, 2023 at 12:45 PM CST
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Peoria County Sheriff's Office(25 News/Heart of Illinois ABC)

PEORIA (25 News Now) - The Peoria County Sheriff’s Office hosted a women’s detainee health fair at the Peoria County Jail Friday morning.

Agencies from across the area gathered to help detainees receive the necessary tools, resources, and services needed to live their lives upon release. Some of the information given involved employment, insurance, and battling addictions. The fair also included guest speakers, reading materials, and stationery for filling out applications.

Angel Cruz, re-entry coordinator and organizer of the event, believes it is a step in the right direction. He says, “This is why we do this. This is not an exhibit or a show. Here are service agencies that really want to provide you the proper services you need to see you succeed.”

The event was made possible through the collaboration of the Peoria County Sheriff’s Office and the Living to Serve Foundation, along with the participation of several sponsors and vending partners.