Resources to help parolees and probationers make successful transitions to life beyond prison are often difficult to find. However, on October 9, the Sacramento Community Based Coalition (SCBC) Adult Re-Entry Program, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR), CDCR Division of Rehabilitative Programs (DRP), and the Division of Adult Parole Operations (DAPO) teamed up to provide a "one-stop shopping" place for men and women seeking services.
The Resource Fair was open to all interested Sacramento County parolees and probationers as well as SCBC clients. Attendees had the opportunity to learn about education, employment, health, housing, and treatment resources in their community.
In addition to the Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE), SCBC, and the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, nearly 40 vendors provided information to clients.
SCBC is a collaborative effort between the SCOE and the CDCR specifically designed for men and women re-entering the community after incarceration. Services are tailored to individual client needs. Program participants are eligible to receive educational services, which 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.