A Message from the Chairman
Kintock, like so many other businesses and individuals, is seeing early signs of the economy’s recovery. This is very good news. Given the kind of work Kintock does, the constraints on the workforce overall as well as restrictions on government spending caused us to be creative in delivering the same quality services we traditionally provide, with fewer resources. I am proud of the Kintock staff as a whole for having managed to facilitate a record number of individuals’ successful return to the community while being vigilant about cost reductions. We expended a tremendous amount of energy and dedication, and are pleased that all of us reap the benefits of those efforts.
Kintock has restructured its corporate office to gain greater efficiency. Cost savings have been realized in many areas, and employee retention efforts have been redoubled. Kintock’s Training Academy, introduced in 2007 continues to be a great success. Employees receive intensive training in their assigned areas of responsibility at time of hire as well as on an ongoing basis. Kintock is producing employees whose self-confidence and dedication are demonstrated every day. This leads to Kintock’s clients receiving the very best services and programs to prepare to rejoin the community as productive and law-abiding citizens.
On a company-wide basis, Kintock continues to uphold its accreditation by the American Correctional Association (ACA) and to strive towards enhanced accountability practices. Kintock recently invested in a new multi-faceted automated accountability system, Secure Manage, which uses the latest technology to ensure that staff can closely and continually monitor client movement and behavior.
In its quest to provide reentering clients with marketable skills and adaptive methods for coping with life stressors, Kintock continues to research and select objective evaluative instruments. Kintock conducts individualized assessments and establishes personally-relevant program plans with each client. Community partnerships are being continually forged and nurtured, with a view towards offering clients choices in vocations and careers.
Kintock has begun its third decade of operations! I want to express my thanks to our public and private collaborators in this important work we do. I appreciate the efforts of Kintock staff members, each of whom plays a role in our overall success. Without these strong cooperative relationships Kintock would not occupy the position of elder statesman in this field.
The key to clients being successful when they reenter the community is having community investment in the reentry process. As more community members embrace the concept of there being specific and substantial advantages to supporting the efforts clients make in transitioning back into society, everyone benefits. I’m pleased to have Kintock be an integral part of both the reentry process and the communities in which it operates. I look forward to continuing to work with the public, social services agencies, private industry, local employers in facilitating client reintegration.
David D. Fawkner