Offenders build skills through teamwork at Ventura Youth Correctional Facility

Offenders build skills through teamwork at Ventura Youth Correctional Facility

The holiday season at Ventura Youth Correctional Facility (VYCF) was inspirationall, replete with unique and festive activities, moving many to reflect on the spirit of giving and achieving excellence through working with others including family and community stakeholders. During this holiday season the spirit of community among youth trumped divisiveness that sometimes stems from distorted thinking and preconceived notions projected onto others, especially within a correctional setting. The Integrated Behavior Treatment Model supports youth’s development of skills to communicate effectively which in turn builds their self- esteem and facilitates their ability work with others to achieve a common goal.

LA Central, Mid City Parole Districts help 100 families in need

LA Central, Mid City Parole Districts help 100 families in need

Los Angeles Central and Mid City Parole Districts hosted its fourth annual Food and Toy Drive on Dec. 21. With the assistance of community partners South Bay Workforce Investment Bureau, Parker Hannifin Corporation, and Inspector and Instructor Headquarters and Service Company 2nd Battalion 23rd Marines Pasadena, this year’s food and toy drive was the largest ever. Through their efforts, hundreds of additional toys were donated to the drive.