Ribbon-cutting ceremony highlights opening of second reentry office for Probation Department

SIMI VALLEY —GEO Reentry Services hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony in June for the Ventura County Reporting and Resource Center’s Simi Valley satellite office. GEO Reentry now provides treatment and training services for probationers referred by the Ventura County Probation Department at two locations.

Public officials, probation officers, members of the judiciary, participants and community service providers who support probationers and their families have been invited to attend. Tours will be offered after the ceremony.

The main reentry office, located at 4601 Telephone Road, #102, opened in August 2016 and it can serve up to 85 probationers at a time. The Simi Valley office supports probationers living in the eastern portion of the county, and it can provide services for up to 30 probationers daily. The Simi Valley office began delivering reentry services to probationers in July 2020, but the ribbon-cutting event was delayed due to the pandemic.

The Ventura County Reporting and Resource Center offices offer non-residential reentry services designed to reduce recidivism and change criminal behavior. Services include cognitive behavioral treatment, substance abuse treatment, alcohol and drug testing, employment readiness training, life skills classes and case management. In addition, the centers connect program participants to valuable local resources, such as housing, medical services and employment.

About GEO Reentry Services (www.georeentry.com)

GEO Reentry Services operates non-residential programs such as day reporting centers, in-prison treatment services, and residential reentry centers for federal, state and local correctional agencies. By combining research-based treatment and counseling services for incarcerated offenders, parolees, probationers and pretrial service defendants, GEO Reentry assists community correctional agencies with important public safety efforts.