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Program Spotlights Services for Formerly Incarcerated

Law Enforcement Learns How SCBC Can Help With Re-Entry

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Visitors learned from SCBC staff about the many life-changing services that are offered by the program.

The Sacramento Community Based Coalition (SCBC) held an open house on Wednesday to show Sacramento-area parole/probation officers and other law enforcement staff how it can help parolees and probationers successfully re-enter the community. SCBC is one of the Adult Re-Entry programs operated by the Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) in partnership with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) that helps improve outcomes for clients, their families, and the community. The program offers assistance with life skills, academics, employment readiness, and court-ordered classes.

At the annual event, guests were invited to learn from enthusiastic staff about the services SCBC offers and the personalized attention clients receive. Visitors toured a series of classrooms to learn about the resources and strategies being offered, including a wide variety of life skills, treatment, education, and employment programs. “Today is an excellent opportunity to highlight the many supportive services SCBC offers to assist people with their re-entry goals,” said Re-Entry Program Director Christi Fee. “We value our partnership with CDCR and parole agents in this work—it’s a collaborative effort. Ultimately, we hope to make a positive difference for all our participants and their families.”

The visitors also learned about opportunities to join the construction trade and find good-paying jobs with help from SCBC partner Northern California Construction Training (NCCT) and its connection to local trade unions. “With all the construction going on, companies are looking for workers. Anyone who has any interest in construction—even if they’ve just always been curious about how houses are built—send them to me,” said NCCT Instructor Allyn Green. Elaborating on the scope of workers needed, he explained that hundreds of electricians will be needed at the peak of construction for just one of the current downtown construction projects.

A few of the many programs and services SCBC offers include:

  • Anger Management
  • Domestic Violence Intervention
  • DUI Program and Substance Use Treatment
  • HiSET/High School Equivalency
  • Individualized Case Planning
  • Job and Career Readiness
  • Transitional Housing and Transportation Assistance

Following their tour, visitors were treated to a buffet lunch, getting an opportunity to discuss what they’d learned and ask follow-up questions.

About SCBC

SCBC works to promote rehabilitation and reduce recidivism. It addresses the causes of re-offending behavior through high-quality, evidence-based, and effective services. SCOE operates seven Re-Entry program sites, serving Sacramento, Sutter, Placer, Yolo, and Yuba counties.

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