An innovative program operated by the Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) has been recognized for its success.
The Sacramento Community Based Coalition (SCBC) is a collaborative effort between SCOE and the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR). SCBC, which is designed for men and women reentering the community from state prison, has been recognized by CDCR as a program of the quarter.
On February 2, 2009, SCBC introduced a pilot project providing up to 90-day employment for more than 60 parolees to perform litter abatement work on behalf of Caltrans. To qualify, a parolee must be actively engaged in programs and services at the SCBC, as determined by their individual needs assessment and service plan. The project, funded by Caltrans contributes to the successful implementation of SCBC programs and each participant's reintegration into their community.
The SCBC case management staff provides participants with comprehensive service delivery based on an individual's unique needs. Services of the SCBC are available to Sacramento-area parolees and their families during the often overwhelming transition from prison to home. The SCBC assists participants with overcoming barriers to successful reentry and promotes productive reentry experiences.
The objective of the SCBC program is to address the needs of parolees at increased risk of violating their parole and/or returning to custody. A variety of services are offered at Community Based Coalition centers that may include residential/transitional housing, individual, group and family counseling, substance abuse counseling and education, life skills training, and transportation.
For more information about the SCBC, email or call program administrator Bill Lane: (916) 264-0241.