Working in Juvenile Detention

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We’ve been working toward this day for a long time. We’ve talked about serving in the Guilford County Juvenile Detention Center for what feels like forever. We’ve completed our background checks, we’ve been fingerprinted, we’ve studied the trafficking safety curriculum, we’ve visited with the staff – we’re ready. At least we thought we were. I […]

Being Home

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Repatriation /rēˌpātrēˈāSH(ə)n,rēˌpatrēˈāSH(ə)n/ noun the return of someone to their own country     One hundred seventy-four days. Our family has been on American soil again for one hundred seventy-four days. Emotions I fully thought would hit back in July are coming in waves. Grief, guilt and more. As much as I wish I could push […]