About the SCOE Reentry Programs


Since 2007, the Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) Reentry Programs have supported thousands of clients throughout the region. Initially focused on parolees transitioning from prison into the community, these programs have since expanded to assist individuals in navigating the criminal justice system at various levels of supervision and involvement. Additionally, the Placer County location offers services specifically for youth on probation. The primary objective is to prevent further involvement in the justice system by implementing industry best practices in individually tailored, evidence-based intervention programs to reduce recidivism (repeat offenses).

SCOE Reentry Programs operate across the region in collaboration with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR), County Probation Departments, Community-Based Organizations, Health and Human Services, and Superior Courts to provide services in multiple counties. Services are available in person and remotely, ensuring a safe, welcoming, and inclusive environment. Knowledgeable staff are dedicated to improving outcomes for clients and their families.

SCOE Reentry Programs are unique because they are one of only two California county education offices offering these services. Operating at seven sites across Sacramento, Sutter, Nevada, Placer, Yolo, and Yuba counties, the programs deliver comprehensive cognitive–behavioral programming, academic support to achieve educational goals, job readiness, vocational training, and other services through evidence-based best practices. They also enhance client stability through transitional housing, benefits screening, bus passes, and more. These services are provided in a “one-stop-shop” format to promote accessibility and a high level of support.

Providing support to participants and their families is a priority during the often overwhelming transition from incarceration to the community. Participants are referred by a supervising agency (parole, probation, sheriff), and SCOE collaborates closely with them, their families, and supervising officers to ensure long-term success.