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Helping Incarcerated Women in Century Regional Detention Facility

September 22, 2016

#LASD Helping Incarcerated Women in Century Regional Detention Facility

On Thursday, September 22, 2016, a collaboration of the Los Angeles

County Sheriff's Department's Community Transition Unit (CTU), Education

Based Incarceration Unit (EBI @EBILasd), and Health RIGHT 360, allowed

50 service representatives into the Century Regional Detention Facility

(CRDF) for a provider fair.

The fair provided incarcerated females access to information on community

based programs such as substance abuse rehabilitation services and

religious based services. The EBI Unit offers over 20 educational and

vocational programs to the inmates at CRDF. In addition, CTU provides

many post-release services such as substance abuse treatment and

temporary housing. The inmates were provided information on resources

available to them such as housing alternatives, shelter and possible job

opportunities upon their release. The fair also gave them an opportunity to

communicate with providers about their specific needs. Then upon their

release, they will have a plan to move forward in their lives without having

their incarcerated time controlling their thoughts. Like clockwork; staff

escorted groups of clients to speak with the various providers.

The eagerness and interests expressed was very positive as each client was

attentive to what the provider representatives of the providers had to offer.

After their time speaking with the providers, the clients returned to their

rooms with a knowledge of the resources available. Now, with their

knowledge of available resources, it's their decision how they want will use

them when they transition back into the community. Provider fairs are held

quarterly to help reduce recidivism. HealthRIGHT 360's Family Services

Coordinator and Transitional Coordinator will work with CTU personnel

coordinate their release, so the clients will be released during business

hours and to ensure the clients will be met by the providers who attended

the fair. This will allow for a smoother transition back into the community.

Approximately 260 inmates participated in this event and with 50 volunteers

on hand, it displayed the importance of the collaborative effort between the

Sheriff's Department and the community to help prevent recidivism.

"Alternatives, aspirations and opportunities create productive communities

and we want to give that to the people under our care," said EBI Deputy

Tammy Sherman.

Health RIGHT 360 created a network of providers called the Sherriff's

Community Alliance. The alliance is comprised of communities and faith-based

organizations with existing funding sources dedicated to providing a

seamless continuum of care for inmates being released.

Services offered:

Employment/Vocational training

Transitional Housing

Residential Treatment services

Human Trafficking services - Helping women exit the sex world industry

Faith Base Programs

Parolee services - education the women going to prison

Mental Health Mother Infant Program

Women's Reentry Court



Out Patient - Community Linkage

Several In-Custody Programs Five Key Charter, New Opportunity,

S.T.A.R.T and Hanna's Gift.

Contact Information: Education Based Incarceration - ,
Women Receiving Information about Services Offered
Women Receiving Information about Services Offered

Incarcerated females at CRDF receiving resource Information
Incarcerated females at CRDF receiving resource Information

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