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A chance to change their lives

By Gary Popp
Published in News on December 13, 2010 1:46 PM

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Quan Battle sits in a Basic Opportunity Conduct class, one of the offerings at the center.

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Vickie Oman, probation officer at the Day Reporting Center, counsels Christmas Whitfield, who wears a GPS unit that tracks his movements. With him is Theresa Barratt, the pretrial coordinator at the Day Reporting Center. Ms. Oman has been a probation officer for 11 years. She has 40 individuals she monitors on a daily basis.

For Wayne residents trapped in a cycle of crime and drugs, the county's Day Reporting Center not only offers a chance to avoid a jail cell, it offers hope for a new start in life, a chance to come...

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