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Brent Jones, Local Las Vegas Business owner Recieves Award
Brent Jones owner and president of Real Water presented with an honorary award for his steadfast support of Nevada's Hope for Prisoners Program. Real Water is the first business the organization has recognized with an award.
Brent Jones through his company Real Water hires those striving to re-enter society. Brent believes that he is not “Taking a chance but rather offering a chance” to ex-offenders who often have difficulty trying to secure employment.
Brent Jones, who spoke at the graduation, pointed out the program’s success referring to two employees of Real Water who were hired and have been promoted within his company and are leading productive lives. The recidivism rate has a negative impact on taxpayers’ pocketbooks. According to to the Vera Institute of Justice (http://www.vera.org/
Through his company Real Water, Brent has supported the Hope for Prisoners Program on many fronts. In addition to his hiring program participants, Mr. Jones helped provide “Real Hope for a Real Christmas” in 2012. The Christmas party was complete with gifts for 16 families, their own individual Christmas Trees and a Christmas Feast. http://www.prlog.org/
Other speakers at the graduation ceremony included representatives for Senator Dean Heller and Congressman Joe Heck who presented awards to the 22 graduates, Dr. Joni Reid, Nevada Assistant Sherriff, Ted Moody, Nevada Department of Corrections, Greg Cox, Jon Ponder and Terri Janesen, both of Hope for Prisoners.