At an awards event at the Doubletree Hilton Hotel on January 15, the Sacramento Community Based Coalition (SCBC) celebrated the successes of local parolees who are committed to making a successful reentry into their communities and improving their lives, as well as the lives of their families.
The SCBC is a collaborative effort between the Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) and the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) specifically designed for men and women reentering the community from state prison. The program applies a career technical education model aimed at helping clients succeed. Services are tailored to individual students based on their specific needs.
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.
During the 2014 program year, over 10% of the total Sacramento County parole population participated in the SCBC program. During that time span, only 1.8% of SCBC's clients were returned to custody while active in the program.
Collaborative program partners include: Bridges, Inc., California Department of Corrections of Rehabilitation (CDCR), California WrapAround, Caltrans, Center for Fathers and Families, Northern California Construction Training (NCCT), Richer and Associates, River City Recovery, Sacramento County Department of Health and Human Services, and Safety Center.