By the Division of Adult Parole Operations Staff
The Division of Adult Parole Operation’s Southern Region Adult Programs and Harbor District staff rallied to transform a simple community room at the Compton Library into a proper Ladies Tea Party. It was all in honor of Mothers Day. Oh, and fancy hats were included.
On May 21, the Harbor District hosted a Gender Responsive Women Empowerment event. Compton Parole Outpatient Clinician Rocio Garcia opened the event to speak to the women about positive behavior and ways to deal effectively with the demands and challenges of life.
Other community providers and local agencies present were Compton College, Volunteers of America, Salvation Army and AltaMed. The medical representative spoke about education, health, wellness, and other social service resources to encourage the women toward meaningful change.
“The primary goal of the event is to further increase the awareness of these women parolees about the myriad of options present in the community and hopefully inspire motivation that can further empower them to change,” said Parole Agent 2 Latricia Martin.