Charles Keeton

Charles Keeton facilitates vocational, spiritual, and cognitive-behavioral classes at the Peoria County Jail, Kewanee Life Skills Prison, Illinois River Correctional Facility in Canton Illinois, and South Side Mission. Charles is certified in Moral Reconation Therapy. He also provides soft skills training to recruits enrolled in the Jobs Partnership Solar Pipeline Training in Peoria, IL, a program that prepares graduates for an intensive solar installation training program.  His role as Assistant Director has led him into courtrooms on the State and Federal levels, accompanying clients that are currently enrolled in the Jobs Partnership program.  Once men and women are released from incarceration, he further assists by helping them find employment.  After employment, Charles then serves as the liaison between the client and the employer, elevating the likelihood of clients sustaining employment. Charles attended college at the University of South Carolina at Beaufort, receiving a bachelor’s degree in communication.  He also served in and earned leadership positions in the United States Marine Corps. After completing his degree and leaving the military, Charles served in his church as a Sunday School Teacher, Youth Co-Chairman, Men’s’ Ministry Chairman, and Executive Board Member among copious other positions.  He also served as a volunteer for Peoria Jobs Partnership for 10 years prior to being a member of the staff. His decade of service within the correctional industry is hallmarked by Charles’ ability to motivate others and establish cooperative working alliances with offenders and court personnel – boosting social and economic opportunities for offenders post-incarceration.

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