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West Sacramento Day Reporting Center Hosts First Graduation

Adult Re-Entry Program Eases Transition From Incarceration

Sara Bernal receiving award

As part of the ceremony, WSDRC honored Sara Bernal (right) and The Urban Farm with a "Commitment to Community Partnership" award.

During a ceremony on September 17 at the West Sacramento City Hall, 60 men and women were honored for reaching an impressive milestone. Members of the first West Sacramento Day Reporting Center (WSDRC) class were recognized for successfully completing the core components of an adult re-entry program for probationers and parolees making transitions back into their communities.

The WSDRC, which opened in June of 2014, is a collaboration between the Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE), the Yolo County Probation Department, the West Sacramento Police Department, and the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. The effort comes in response to AB109, state legislation mandating that individuals sentenced to certain less-serious offenses serve sentences in county jail instead of state prison.

The WSDRC provides comprehensive, evidence-based services to men and women on parole, on probation, or released from jail in Yolo County. Case management staff delivers comprehensive services tailored to each client's particular needs. The staff works in partnership with clients, assisting them in their re-entry by helping them overcome barriers and promoting productive experiences.

Since its inception, the WSDRC has enrolled 195 clients who have received services such as GED preparation, domestic violence intervention, and substance abuse classes. Additionally, clients have received assistance with child support, veterans outreach, determining benefits eligibility, and finding additional public resources.

SCOE operates three other adult re-entry programs: the Sacramento Community Based Coalition (SCBC) in Sacramento, the Yolo Day Reporting Center in Woodland, and the Placer Re-Entry Program (PREP) Center in Roseville.

Honorees holding plaques
Honorees holding plaques
Honoree with plaque hugging supporter
Honoree standing with family, holding plaques