A new start: Florence organization aims to reduce recidivism in young adults

FLORENCE, S.C. – Young adults involved with the justice system have a resource for help in Florence County.

The Dannon Project, by Pee Dee Healthy Start, helps people between the ages of 18 and 24 years old get back on their feet.

“Not all of our participants have served time in jail or prison,” said career services coordinator Barvetta Singletary. “So that means if you’ve been brought in for questioning, if you’ve been issued a citation or ticket. … We want to improve the quality of their lives here. For many of those individuals, that means getting gainfully employed.”


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