200 happy faces! RJD donates bikes to San Diego children

200 happy faces! RJD donates bikes to San Diego children

Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility (RJD) and the San Diego Salvation Army Kroc Center teamed up to donate 200 bicycles to children in San Diego, a partnership that has been going strong since 2014. Glynis Eckert, Marketing & Communications Manager for the Kroc Center, is no stranger to how much work goes into making all of this happen. When planning began in late August, it was clear that RJD staff and inmates had to come together to ensure each identified kid would receive a bike.

Centinela, VSP, PVSP, MCSP, NKSP, CTF, SVSP, CRC, CIW, CCC get into holiday spirit to help others

Centinela, VSP, PVSP, MCSP, NKSP, CTF, SVSP, CRC, CIW, CCC get into holiday spirit to help others

From raising money for struggling families to assisting senior citizens, CDCR staff from multiple institutions stepped up to assist the communities they serve. Institutions in the high desert in northern California, the Sierra foothills, the central valley, southern California and the central coast got behind efforts to help those less fortunate.

CCI, DAPO, DRP, RJD and others help kids shop for the holidays

CCI, DAPO, DRP, RJD and others help kids shop for the holidays

California Correctional Institution (CCI) officers participated in the Shop with a Cop program as 20 children were paired up with Officers from CCI.Southern Region San Diego District Parole Administrators, Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility (RJD) administrators, Division of Rehabilitative Program managers, parole agents and supervisors as well as RJD Investigations Services Unit staff escorted underprivileged kids to the store during the 2018 annual Shop With a Cop event in San Diego. Parole agents of the Woodland Parole Unit conducted the first ever Shopping with an Agent event in Woodland.