By AFRO Staff

On July 29, the National Association for the Advancement of Returning Citizens

(NAARC), held a cookout for people who were previously incarcerated. The event took place at Randall Recreation Center on South Capitol and I Street. Food, vendors and entertainment was available for the guests while Eric Weaver, director of NAARC, welcomed the returning citizens to the event. Lamont Carey, director for the Mayor’s Office on Returning Citizen Affairs and Assistant Chief Tasha Bryant of the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department stopped by to support. The mission of NAARC is to improve the quality of life for returning citizens, their families and communities by providing practical, compassionate and need based support through comprehensive case management and fast track referrals to reliable service providers. It is their goal to help returning citizens successfully re-enter their communities.