Launch of the PAT3 Program

April 2018

Preparing Adult Offenders through Treatment and Therapy (PAT3) is a groundbreaking reentry program in partnership with the Georgia Department of Corrections, the Atlanta Department of Watershed Management, the Atlanta Department of Public Works, and the Urban League of Greater Atlanta. The PAT3 program is available to non-violent detainees – men with children – who are near the end of their jail sentences and provides them with job skills and the financial-management tools necessary to rejoin society in a positive way. Upon their release, the program places them in jobs, with full health benefits, at the City of Atlanta.

By providing employment experience and education in essential life skills – including parenting classes and workforce readiness – we can help repair lives, reunite families and reduce recidivism.

Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms