Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility (RJD) held its first National Women’s History Month celebration on Friday, Mar. 8. The event was organized by Associate Warden (AW) of Healthcare Services Carie Covel; Chief Psychologist Sonia Bahro; Chief Nursing Executive (CNE) Mia Farrell and Public Information Officer (PIO) Lt. Jennifer Davies. Warden Patrick Covello and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Mary Ann Glynn kicked off the celebration. Attendees were treated to a light lunch, refreshments, giveaways, presentations and entertainment.
A Feb. 11 operation in an area of Long Beach found agents from the Division of Adult Parole Operations (DAPO), CDCR’s Division of Adult Institution K9 handlers and the Long Beach Police Department’s narcotics task force serving search warrants and targeting crime in the city. The Operation was a success and resulted in multiple arrests and discovery of narcotics.
On Friday, Mar. 1, Parole Agents Farrah Gamez, Jasmine Lopez and PA II Susan Collins volunteered at Evergreen Elementary School for Read Across America’s Dr. Seuss Day. The Agents split up with each of them reading a Dr. Seuss book in three or four different classrooms. They also briefly described their job and answered questions from fifth-graders and read to a special needs/autistic class of students ranging from first through third grades.
Northern Region California Parole Apprehension Team Agents recently participated in a Read Across America event at Creekside Elementary School in Stockton.
On Feb. 14, the El Monte Parole District in collaboration with the Adult Program unit held its first resource/job fair to assist parolees with their criminogenic needs. Parole Administrator (A) Melanie Reyes and PA II Specialist Santiago Flores collaborated with Elizabeth Munguia and Lorraine Gaeta, representatives of America’s Job Center of California, along with multiple vendors to plan this event.