Santa Ana Day Reporting Center parolees and staff are pitching in to help keep a highway clean.

Santa Ana Day Reporting Center parolees and staff are pitching in to help keep a highway clean.

Adopt-A-Highway saw 10 participate in first cleanup

On Aug. 8, the Santa Ana Day Reporting Center (DRC) took the challenge to participate in their first Adopt-A-Highway project.

This project is scheduled to be held every second and fourth Saturday of the month.

This will give the opportunity for participants of the DRC to volunteer.

All 10 parolees completed a training orientation which provided detailed safety procedures. They were provided with proper clothing, shoes and safety equipment.

Those with the Santa Ana DRC said they were excited to continue this project and help each participant reintegrate into society by learning new skills and getting the chance to give back to their community.

Agent Sergio Vasquez, from the Irvine office-Santa Ana 1 Parole Unit, and Agent Jason Johnson, Supervisor for Adult Parole Programs Unit, attended and were very supportive, according to those involved.

The second cleanup saw seven parolees participate along with two parole agents and two program staff.

The Santa Ana Day Reporting Center cleanup team stands near the Adopt-A-Highway sign with the BI logo on it. According to the website, "BI is the U.S. leader for offender monitoring products and services that help federal, state, and local agencies monitor parolees, probationers (and) pretrial defendants."

The Santa Ana Day Reporting Center cleanup team stands near the Adopt-A-Highway sign with the BI logo on it. According to its website, “BI is the U.S. leader for offender monitoring products and services that help federal, state, and local agencies monitor parolees, probationers (and) pretrial defendants.”