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Local Parolees Honored at Fall 2016 Transition Ceremony

Adult Re-Entry Program Hosts Awards Recognition

Clients holding awards

At a September 12 awards event at the DoubleTree Hotel, the Sacramento Community Based Coalition (SCBC) celebrated the successes of local parolees who have completed their program and are committed to making a successful re-entry into their communities, and improving their lives, as well as the lives of their families.

SCBC is one of the Adult Re-Entry programs Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) operated in a collaborative effort with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR). The program is specifically designed for men and women reentering the community from state prison. It applies evidence-based practices in four primary areas: life skills, education, job readiness, and treatment. Services are tailored to individual students based on their specific needs, and takes approximately 4–6 months to complete.

SCBC program participants are eligible to receive educational services, including literacy skills, GED or high school diploma, 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 2015–16 program year, more than 10% of the total Sacramento County parole population participated in the SCBC program. In that time, only 1.8% of SCBC's clients were returned to custody while active in the program.

Program Partners

Bridges, Inc.; California Department of Corrections of Rehabilitation (CDCR); California Wrap-Around Project; Caltrans; Center for Fathers and Families; Northern California Construction Training (NCCT); River City Recovery; Sacramento County Department of Health and Human Services; Safety Center; and addiction specialists and parole agents.

Clients receiving certificates
Group of SCBC clients posing