June 12, 2020
| 1:15 p.m.
Twenty-six former jail inmates will take part in modified commencement ceremonies, June 12 and 13, to rejoice their accomplishments on the Day Reporting Heart (DRC).
DRC workers scaled down their extremely attended graduation proceedings in mild of present COVID-19 social distance restrictions whereas nonetheless planning to host significant ceremonies honoring purchasers who’ve efficiently accomplished the excellent re-entry program.
Individuals signed up upfront for a commencement appointment on the DRC throughout which they may have interaction in a private celebration with their households to obtain their completion certificates, congratulatory letters from the neighborhood, and have their commemorative cap-and-gown picture taken.
As within the earlier ceremonies, Group Associate awards and particular recognition awards together with Consumer of the 12 months and Group Service can be introduced.
Santa Barbara County Sheriff Invoice Brown, who usually serves because the keynote speaker, ready a pre-recorded video message applauding the trouble and accomplishments of the graduates to higher their lives and wishing them nicely of their future endeavors.
All of the graduates are former state prisoners who have been referred to the DRC from their parole brokers and take part voluntarily. Shoppers work with case managers and employment specialists to set particular vocational, instructional and private objectives to assist them make optimistic modifications of their lives.
The vary of subjects embrace, however aren’t restricted to, substance abuse therapy, cognitive behavioral intervention, employment providers, profession planning, college counseling, transitional housing assist and repair alternatives.
The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Workplace and Group Options, Inc. opened the Day Reporting Facilities in Santa Maria and Santa Barbara in 2010. To study extra in regards to the Day Reporting Heart, go to CSI-online.org.