Available resources to help parolees and probationers make successful transitions to life beyond prison are often difficult to find. However, on September 5, nearly 300 Sacramento County area parolees and probationers had the opportunity to learn more about education, employment, health, housing, and treatment resources in our community.
The Sacramento Community Based Coalition (SCBC), the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR), and the Division of Adult Parole Operations (DAPO) teamed up to host a "one stop shopping" place for eligible men and women seeking services.
The fair was open to all interested Sacramento County parolees, probationers, and SCBC clients. Attendees received information from the following resources:
- CDCR Division of Rehabilitative Programs (DRP)
- Cement Masons Local 400
- Center for Fathers and Families
- Covered California
- Health Care Options
- Health and Fitness Magazine
- Highlands Community Charter School
- House of Integrity
- Ink Off Me
- LB Construction, Inc.
- Milgard Windows & Doors
- Narcotics Anonymous
- National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence
- Northern California Construction Training
- Oak House Treatment Center
- Operating Engineers Local 3
- Planned Parenthood
- Richer and Associates
- Safety Center Incorporated
- Teamsters Local 150
- WestCare Foundation Substance Abuse and Services Coordinating Agency
SCBC, operated since 2007, is a collaborative effort between the Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) and the CDCR. The program is designed for men and women reentering the community from state prison.
SCBC applies the successful LINKS model, a groundbreaking SCOE career technical education model aimed at helping high-risk students succeed. Services are tailored to individual students based on their specific needs instead of through traditional, scripted education.
SCBC program participants are eligible to receive educational services that include literacy skills, GED and high school diplomas, math skills, vocational training referrals, and substance abuse education. Participants include men and women on parole in Sacramento County who have been referred by their Parole Agent.