SAN DIEGO, CALIF.—March 8, 2017— The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation and GEO Reentry Services will host a transition celebration for 28 parolees who have successfully graduated from the San Diego Day Reporting Center, an intensive program that prepares offenders for successful reentry into their communities.
What: Transition Ceremony
Who: San Diego Day Reporting Center
When: Friday, March 10, 2017, 4-6 p.m.
Where: Chula Vista Woman’s Club
357 G Street
Chula Vista, CA 91910
San Diego-area officials, families, community corrections officials, graduates and their families, as well as past alumni will attend. Speakers will include Art Barcenas, Parole Agent II Supervisor, and Cecilia Jamison, Assistant Regional Administrator for the CDCR’s Southern Region Parole. Graduates will be invited to share their experiences during the ceremony.
The goals of the San Diego Day Reporting Center (DRC), located at 3211 Jefferson St., include reducing the prison population by diverting individuals to community supervision and helping clients stay crime-free once released to the community. The CDCR’s adult parole division oversees the program, which opened in 2007.
Participants report to the program and receive the ongoing treatment needed to help break cycles of criminal behavior. Classes include cognitive behavioral therapy; employment readiness and career development; life skills and parenting classes; anger management; drug and alcohol classes and more.
For more information, contact Rebeca Cardoso-Espinoza, program manager, at 619-497-1100.