By DAPO staff
When paroled offender Christina Gutierrez attended the Women Empowerment group over the summer, she didn’t know it would lead to assistance for her 9-year-old son.
Staff at the Victorville Parole Office learned Gutierrez was short on clothing and school supplies for her son. Parole Agent II Anthony Marquez and Parole Service Associate Laura Evans, with the Southern Region’s Adult Programs Unit, quickly got to work.
Evans contacted a few community resource providers for advice. Marcus Wood and Gloria Amaya, from the United Violence Incarceration Prevention program, immediately responded. They also attend the monthly Parole and Community Team meetings.
Wood and Amaya volunteered to donate clothes, shoes, a backpack and school supplies for the child. They also donated a box full of food.
Just before school started, Marquez and Evans stopped by the Gutierrez home to deliver the items. The mother and son were thankful for the act of kindness.