Division of Adult Parole Operations, Rehabilitation

Parole Academy instructors visit Museum of Tolerance and Anne Frank exhibit

Men and women stand in a museum.
From left are Marvin Speed, Sabrina Williams, Michelle Allen, Melanie Reyes, Elissa Fernandez, Martha Sternbach (Holocaust survivor), Lena Romano (tour guide), and Brenda Crowding. Second row (l-r) are: Jamal Rowe, Roosevelt Whisenant, Manuel Guerrero, and Jon Stern.

On July 19, Division of Adult Parole Operations staff participated in a tour of the Museum of Tolerance and the Anne Frank Exhibit in Los Angeles.

The tour provided a powerful and immersive learning experience about the Holocaust. There were also other historical global overviews of crimes against humanity. Discussion and exhibits focused on advancing understanding of how emotions, thoughts, decisions, and actions are strongly influenced by the human dynamics of implicit/explicit bias, exclusion and oppression.

Basic Parole Agent Academy instructors took to tour to help facilitate evidenced-based practices in procedural justice to support fair and respectful treatment. Participation in the tour provided multiple perspectives to promote and instill professional standards supportive of human rights, diversity, inclusion and social justice within the criminal justice system.

The goal is to ultimately build trust and benefit the offender population served, strengthen community perceptions and relations as well as enhance officer and public safety.