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CustodyCanineCustody Canine Program Inside LA Co. Men's Central Jail Teaches Inmates How to Train & Care for (rescued) Dogs – LASD
Inmates at the Men’s Central Jail are participating in a unique program known as the “Custody Canine Program.” Dogs are being housed with the inmates who learn to apply canine training and housebreaki
MCJ-BehindBarsMERIT Transformation
“MERIT changed their perspective. Before they thought about how they could help themselves, now they think about helping others.
LASD StarRVS - Religious and Volunteer Services
Religious & Volunteer Services (RVS) was created to administer the Jail Chaplaincy Program. This program coordinates all religious activity within the jails and ensures that inmates have access to min
MERIT120 Inmates at Men’s Central Jail Graduate the MERIT Program
120 male inmates at the Men’s Central Jail Facility in Los Angeles were presented with Life Skills, Plumbing, Computer, Art Appreciation and Parenting Certificates. Several graduates also received General Educational Development (GED) certificates and High School Diploma’s by Sheriff Lee Baca during graduation ceremonies held on Tuesday June 4, 2013, inside the jail.
MCJ-GOGIGetting Out By Going In
Getting Out by Going In (GOGI) offers self-study LEADERSHIP TRAINING MATERIALS to incarcerated men, women and children. By supporting the development of positive leadership, we exponentially influence the positive decisions within the entire incarcerated population. GOGI is, in a very real way, CHANGING THE SYSTEM FROM THE INSIDE OUT
SHAREThe SHARE Tolerance Program at MCJ offered by EBI.
Its great success with students, the program was considered for inclusion in the custody environment as part of Sheriff Baca's vision for Education Based Incarceration. In early 2010, a special classroom was designed and built inside the walls of Men's Central Jail that would allow facilitation of the SHARE Tolerance program to inmate students.
MERITMERIT is transforming lives at Men's Central Jail.
One of LASD's exemplary programs is Maximizing Education Reaching Individual Transformation, also known as the MERIT program. This program is overseen by the Education Based Incarceration Bureau (EBI) and is facilitated by volunteers, professional instructors, and LASD's Deputies and Custody Assistants who embrace a belief that incarcerated individuals can invoke significant change in their lives.
CTUCommunity Transition Unit: Help While in Custody and after your release!
The Community Transition Unit (CTU) was established in April 2001 to identify and link inmates to public, private, faith-based (FBO) and community-based (CBO) organizations' services upon their release from jail in order to promote a seamless transition and a successful reintegration into the community. The unit is currently staffed by 32 Sheriff's Department personnel who are comprised primarily of Custody Assistants that work directly with the inmate population and are committed to the mission of finding an effective means of breaking the cycle of recidivism.
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