The Dr. Earle Show is a series of seminars presented by former felon and noted clinical psychologist Dr. Earle Williams. This program will inform, encourage and teach individuals how to avoid prison, how to prepare for release from prison and how to adjust to the community outside of prison.
Seven in ten felons will return to prison approximately three years after completing their sentences. Very few organizations focus on reducing this number. The purpose of The Dr. Earle Show is to let those who have had trouble with the law know that they too can turn their lives around and be successful.
The target audience for The Dr. Earle Show is felons, ex-felons, pre-felons, and their families. Dr. Earle designed the sessions for professionals working with these populations, including lawyers, probation officers, social workers, psychologists and employers.
This taping of The Dr. Earle Show is broken down into three 30 to 45-minute segments with two 15-minute intermissions. It features the following:
Dr. Earle Show #1. How my path from prison led me to become a doctor. This is a screening of Roxbury Redemption, a documentary inspired by the his book of the same title, written by Dr. Earle Williams about his journeying and out of the legal system. The documentary was created for Dr. Earle by award winning actor/director/humanitarian, Tim Reid. There will be a question and answer session after the screening.
Dr. Earle Show #2. “Turkessa Story.” In this segment, Dr. Earle will conduct a live interview with a former prison inmate unwittingly involved in a robbery that cost her fifteen years of her young life. She has successfully transitioned back into our community, works full time while earning a BA degree in business. This young, intelligent and talented young woman graduates in June.
Dr. Earle Show #3. “The School to Prison Highway.” Here Dr, Earle will describe how this system works and will offer navigation and coping tools and skills that will help children and adolescents get off and stay off of the road to destruction and prison.
The inaugural Dr. Earle Show tapes before a live audience beginning at 10 a.m., Saturday, March 11, 2017 in the auditorium of the historic Attucks Theater located at 1010 Church St., Norfolk, Virginia. Doors open at 9 a.m. and concessions are available for purchase at the venue.
Tickets were $20 to be a member of the audience and participate in any of the discussions. Tickets were purchased on Ticketmaster and at the SevenVenues website at www.SevenVenues.com.