Who We Are
In order to truly unlock the keys to prison, it takes the support of the community to help ex-offenders’ transition back home successfully. The Cochise County Reentry Coalition, and its community stake-holders, are committed to assisting ex-offenders returning to the community by connecting them to local resources; reduce crime which results in the increase of safety in the community, lessen taxpayer burden & reduced recidivism. We are a 501c(3) non-profit organization and are a member of both the Sierra Vista Chamber of Commerce and the Sierra Vista Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
The CCRC was established to bring together a broad coalition of stakeholders within and around the surrounding community in order to promote the successful reintegration of Cochise County ex-offenders returning to the community; reduce crime, increase the safety of the community, and reduce recidivism. We provide a network of resources to help individuals and their families reconnect and establish healthy, positive relationships and social ties through community resource connections.
The specific purpose of this corporation is to work with individuals who require assistance integrating back into society – Youth and Adult re-entry services, housing, education, mentoring, tutoring and job training, while coaching and motivating them to enhance their ability to be successful in reaching their highest potential within society.
Meet the Team
While the coalition is led by a volunteer board and here is a little information about its members.
Mr. Reardon was born and raised in Washington, DC, and has lived in Sierra Vista since 1984 after retiring from the Army. He was on the Sierra Vista City Council from 2007-2014 and has served on many boards, including the Commission on Disability Issues, Transportation authority, and the Wellness Connection.
Founder and Vice Chair
Kathy is a native of New York City and former retired military spouse. Southern Arizona has been home since 1998. She served as Senior Pastor of a local ministry and is an Associate Real Estate Broker. A former Sociology major, she currently serves on a task force with oversight of the Governor’s office focusing on reentry efforts.
Board Member, Webmaster
George was born and raised in Missouri and has lived in Sierra Vista since 1995 after retiring from the Army. He later became an instructor and dean at Cochise College. He
has worked with web applications since 1998 and is proud to volunteer his time with the CCRC.
If you or a loved one are reentering society in Cochise County, Arizona, please contact us to see how we can help.