“The Growth & Empowerment Neighborhood Initiative for
Strengthening the Individual Success of eX-felons”
CONTACT: (928) 214-1048 OR (928) 679-7860
GENISIS-X: A New Beginning
GENISIS-X is a neighborhood re-entry initiative that helps people who have a past conviction (excluding sexual offense
convictions) or who are on parole or probation to build a new life. Funded by the U.S. Department of Justice, GENISIS-X
targets the greater Flagstaff area, including part of Coconino County. GENISIS-X works with participants to provide social
services to help people released from prison or jail to successfully reintegrate into the community. GENISIS-X helps
participants find employment and obtain social services to achieve self-sufficiency. Program services include:
GENISIS-X works with local business owners to match participant skill sets with employment opportunities. The
initiative builds partnerships with local business owners who are willing to hire people on probation or parole.
This includes career/occupational assessment, basic computer training/certification, basic life-skills
training/certification, job application, and resume and cover letter development. GENISIS-X works with Sunnyside
One-Stop and Cogdill Employment Resource Center staff, among other employment service agencies, to help
participants find sustainable employment.
Emergency Services Assistance
GENISIS-X helps participants locate and obtain emergency food boxes, emergency housing, transportation vouchers
and clothing vouchers, among other services.
Government Application Assistance
This includes helping participants find and complete applications for local government assistance programs including
food stamps, unemployment, healthcare, housing, dislocated workers, and Adult WIA.
Educational Opportunity Assistance
GENISIS-X helps participants locate needed educational services such as Adult Basic Education and GED classes and
any assistance needed to register for Coconino Community College, Northern Arizona University, and Trade School
GENISIS-X Contact Information
Adult Probation Office Sunnyside Neighborhood Association
222 E. Birch Ave. 2304 North Third Street
Flagstaff, AZ 86001 Flagstaff, AZ 86004
Phone: (928) 679-7860 Phone: (928) 214-1048
Fax: (928) 773-8705 Fax: (928) 213-5460
GENISIS-X Re-Entry Initiative partners include: SSWSSC (Sunnyside/Southside Weed & Seed Steering Committee), The
Coconino County Adult Probation Department, Coconino County District II Supervisor Liz Archuleta, The Coconino County
Sheriff’s Office, The Coconino County Jail, The Flagstaff Police Department and The Arizona Department of Corrections -
Community Corrections Division.