Bay Area resource fair empowers female parolees

Bay Area resource fair empowers female parolees

CDCR’s Division of Adult Parole Operations’ (DAPO) Adult Programs Unit (APU) welcomed a bevy of community resource providers and 49 formerly incarcerated women to the third annual Females Achieving Change Together (F.A.C.T.) empowerment event Oct. 25 at the Southwest Community Facility in San Francisco. This event is a gender-responsive collaboration of Bay Area resource providers focusing on the unique issues women face as they return to their communities after incarceration.

Animal shelter gets help from CSP-Sacramento offenders

Animal shelter gets help from CSP-Sacramento offenders

The inmate population on California State Prison, Sacramento’s (SAC) B Facility, raised $1,657 in April by holding a food sale. The proceeds benefited the Front Street Animal Shelter. As part of SAC’s continued efforts to serve the local community, the prison hosts various fundraisers, donating the proceeds to local charities. Inmate food sales, where inmates purchase specially priced food items not commonly served in the institution, is one of the ways proceeds are raised. The charities benefiting from donations are selected by the inmate population and the Community Resource Manager (CRM).

Secretary Kernan, DJJ Director Supple talk shop at juvenile justice conference

Secretary Kernan, DJJ Director Supple talk shop at juvenile justice conference

The aptly named Grand Nave Ballroom of the Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel provided a striking setting for the Chief Probation Officers of California (CPOC) Foundation’s juvenile justice conference. The event, dubbed “A Decade of Progress: Probation’s Success with Juvenile Realignment,” featured the brightest minds in youth correctional thinking and featured Gov. Jerry Brown, a host of CPOC speakers, and an hour-long presentation by CDCR and the Division of Juvenile Justice (DJJ).