Resources to help parolees and probationers make successful transitions to life beyond prison are often difficult to find. Today, though, hundreds of individuals formerly incarcerated in the Sacramento area had the opportunity to attend a resource fair just for them. They learned about services and resources available to help them make a successful transition back into society.
The Sacramento Community Based Coalition (SCBC), one of the Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) Adult Re-Entry Programs, partnered with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) Division of Adult Parole Operations (DAPO) to host today’s event. A record number of organizations had displays this year, providing a one-stop shop that highlighted the wide array of services available to parolees and probationers. Services are intended to help reduce the risk of repeat criminal behavior.
The event took place during this year’s National Re-Entry Week (April 23–29), which is designed to help improve outcomes and raise awareness about the importance of successful re-entry.
SCOE’s Adult Re-Entry Programs, offered at sites in Sacramento, Placer, and Yolo Counties, are designed to assist men and women re-entering the community from prison or jail. Participants include men and women parolees who have been referred by their parole agent. They are eligible to receive educational assistance with things like literacy and math skills, GED and high school diplomas, substance abuse education, and vocational training referrals.