PREP Center News
Placer Re-Entry Program (PREP)
PDF version of this Prep Quarterly Newsletter March 2017
PREP’s Enhanced Orientation and Intake Program
In January, SCOE rolled out an enhanced orientation and intake program. Intakes are now scheduled every Tuesday afternoon across all sites. New clients entering the program are placed in a comprehensive week one program orientation running Tuesday through Friday for two hours per day.
The enhanced orientation program includes the following:
• Overview of PREP Services
• Completion of initial intake paperwork
• Risk and educational assessments
• Development of an individualized service plan
• Completion of the Courage to Change Getting Started workbook
• AOD screening for placement in on-site out-patient treatment
• Service workshops from community partners
• End of Orientation Client Recognition Event
Expedited class start dates, running concurrently with the orientation, can occur for those clients in need of immediate enrollment into court, probation or parole mandated classes. As always, our programs are individualized and tailored to meet the unique needs of each client.
Introducing PREP’s Program Coordinator
My name is Christi Fee and I am the coordinator of PREP services in Auburn and Roseville. I was hired in October 2016 by the Sacramento County Office of Education to work with Placer County Probation and the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to provide Reentry services in our community. In partnership with Placer County Probation, our purpose is to make communities safer, assisting those returning from prison and jail in becoming productive, tax-paying citizens and saving taxpayer dollars by lowering the direct and collateral costs of incarceration. The newsletter is an opportunity to share how we are accomplishing this goal in our community.
Feel free to contact me directly with inquiries about PREP services.
SCOE’s 2017 Re-Entry Resource Fair
The resource fair is open to parolees, probationers and their family members residing in Sacramento, Yolo and Placer counties. Over 40 vendors are expected to attend this year’s event. Job training, treatment, healthcare, education, housing and numerous other Re-Entry services will be available at the resource fair. SCOE’s 2017 Re-Entry Resource Fair will take place during National Re-Entry Week, April 24-28.
2017 Community Service Projects Begin
On March 29th, many local agencies and probation clients worked together to clean up the Auburn Ravine Creek Area near Joiner Parkway in Lincoln, CA. Placer County Probation, Sacramento County Office of Education, Lincoln Police Department, Lincoln Public Works Department and Northern California Construction Training provided personnel, volunteers and supplies to clean up the watershed. This area was plagued with homeless camps, debris and graffiti. This is first of many community service projects planned for the year and we look forward to making improvements throughout Placer County.
Clients have the opportunity to gain professional experience, learn new skills, give back to the community, build camaraderie, learn the value of team work, build self-esteem, strengthen the community, and increase positive social supports with family, friends, and the community.
AB 2060-Workforce Investment for the Re-Entry population in Placer County
AB 2060 is a workforce training grant program for women and men re-entering our communities and families after being released from prison, to ensure that they have access to training and education, job readiness skills, and job placement assistance.
Since June 30, 2016, PREP has been working in partnership with Golden Sierra Job Training Agency (GSJTA), Business Intermediary the North State Building Industry Foundation (NSBIF), and Northern California Construction Training Program (NCCT). The project aims to produce 20 completer from PREP and NCCT who will gain industry recognized certificates, receive On-the-Job Training apprenticeships and/or additional training if needed.
Clients receive the benefit of PREP’s life skills instruction and NCCT’s classroom instruction with real world work experience to achieve their goals.
We expanded our enrollment to include other vocational opportunities outside of the construction trade and so far we have served 29 clients with 10 (almost 11 working), 2 in temp jobs with future employment leads, and 1 enrolled in training/vocational electrical program.
Another Great Day at PREP
Andrew is pictured with DPO Stephanie Frazier celebrating his accomplishments at PREP.
Besides being sober for 3 months, Andrew got a job! Next Thursday, his Probation Officer and PREP program Transition Specialist, will meet with him to rework his schedule at PREP so he can stay on track with his program and not sacrifice his job.
Well Done Andrew!
Case Management Standards of Excellence
- Courage to Change
- Seeking Safety
- Risk/Needs Assessment
- Anger Management
- Thinking for a Change
- Why Try?
- Criminogenic Needs
- Service Plan Design
- Data collection
Pictured here is Rachel Lawrence, she had just passed the last section of testing and earned her GED. Larry Woodward, her transition specialist is pictured with her.
We are so proud of her accomplishment!
Introducing your PREP Team
Pictured left to right
Shenita Howard, Transition Specialist
Larry Woodward, Transition Specialist
Linda Martin, Office Assistant
Eliane Perrone, Transition Specialist
Mike Shell, Transition Specialist
Christi Fee, Program Coordinator
Pictured left to right
Claire Bannerman, Transition Specialist
Christi Fee, Program Coordinator
Natalya Edwards, Transition Specialist
The PREP program is proud to announce that the Northern California Construction Training program is expanding. We currently have sites in Sacramento, Roseville, and Woodland. Soon a site in Auburn will be opening its doors. The new vocational training program will be located at the Auburn fairgrounds. If you live in Placer County and are interested in pursuing your employment goals in the construction trade, please contact Linda Martin at 916-543-7453.
Previous Prep Quarterly Newsletter
Prep Quarterly Newsletter March 2016.PDF
PREP Quarterly Newsletter November 2015.PDF