Parolees in Santa Ana honored for graduation from reentry program

Parolees who successfully graduated from the Santa Ana Day Reporting Center, an intensive reentry program, were recently celebrated by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation and GEO Reentry Services, which operates the DRC in partnership with the CDCR’s Division of Adult Parole Operations.

The theme of the night was, “Keep Moving Forward.” During the ceremony, 19 participants were honored for completing the program, while seven were honored for their participation in the program. Graduate James Discoe created the artwork (pictured below) for the event.

Nearly 100 people attended the ceremony to show their support, including representatives from the Orange County Public Defender’s Office, the Department of Child Support Services, Fullerton College Extended Opportunity Program and Services, EDD-Workforce Services, Phoenix House, Orange County Reentry Partnership, STAND Development Organization and Starting Human Organization.

DAPO opened the Santa Ana DRC, located at 1701 North Main Street in Santa Ana, in August 2013. The center offers evidence-based treatment, including techniques and life skills classes, designed to reduce recidivism and help participants successfully reenter their communities. Read more about GEO Reentry’s approach here.

Thank you to everyone who attended the graduation ceremony and who have supported the Santa Ana DRC in its mission.