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Devils Lake Journal - Devils Lake, ND
  • Meet Erin Bonney, operations manager for the Lake Region Law Enforcement Center’s Residential Recovery Center

  • At first glance, 33-year-old Erin Bonney seems to be a natural fit as the new operations manager for the community's new Residential Recovery Center near the Law Enforcement Center.

     


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  • At first glance, 33-year-old Erin Bonney seems to be a natural fit as the new operations manager for the community's new Residential Recovery Center near the Law Enforcement Center.
    She's got a background in the business and she's a real people-person.
    “I like working with people and I want to help them,” she smiles.
    Bonney and her staff will play host to an open house Friday from 1-4 p.m. with refreshments and beverages to be served.
    The open house is designed to show the public the community's latest state-of-the-art law enforcement tool.
    It is designed to help prisoners transition back into normal life as their sentences near an end.
    Bonney comes to Devils Lake from Maine, where she obtained a degree in criminology from the University of Southern Maine.
    Her boyfriend took a job in Hurdsfield and her 12-year-old daughter goes to school in New Rockford, where they make their home.
    She was an administrator in the substance abuse unit of a prison, and this job enables her to continue her career in law enforcement.
    “I'm familiar with the process and I feel very fortunate to land such a job in an environment I'm comfortable with and enjoy.”
    “It's very unique in a town like this to have access to so many things we have. It all ties together so well.”
    Bonney, her daughter and boyfriend came to the Lake Region in September of 2009, and immediately fell in love with it.
    She said she loves the small town atmosphere and how it all ties in with small town businesses.
    She's already got a transition team in place to help clients at the facility work their way back into normal life.
    The community support from the various agencies, she says, has been fantastic.
    “We want the people to learn life skills and at the same time show them we care,” Bonney added.
    “It's really a neat facility and a step up, if you will, for the prisoners as they transition back home. It will help to enable them to make a new start.”
    Contractual agreements will help pay for the facility.
    Bonney, a native of Maine, is an only child and has spent time in Boston and Tampa before coming west.
     

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