Screening of Bess O’Brien Documentary “Coming Home"

A new documentary film, "Coming Home," directed by Bess O’Brien, will tour Vermont this fall.  The Essex Community Justice Center will host a screening at the Essex Cinemas (21 Essex Way) on 10/16/18 at 7 pm. "Coming Home" highlights the lives of five people returning to their Vermont communities after being in prison. The film focuses on the innovative COSA program (Circle of Support and Accountability) that helps reintegrate folks back into their daily lives. 

The COSA program is run through Vermont’s Community Justice Centers and is part of the restorative justice model. COSA’s are made up of community volunteers who meet once a week with offenders, enabling those coming out of prison to create strong bonds of support, friendship, and accountability as they work to become healthy members of society.  Bess O'Brien will be at the screening and the Panel Discussion following the film.   Learn more here: