Community Involvement, Division of Adult Parole Operations, Rehabilitation

DAPO helps parolees learn job hunting skills

People and parolees stand in front of information booths to learn and sharpen job hunting skills.
More than 30 organizations turned out to help parolees sharpen their job hunting skills at during the resource fair.
A man holds a box with a boot it in.
Community organizations donated clothing and shoes to parolees as to help them try to find jobs.

The San Gabriel Valley Pomona Parole and Community Team recently offered a resource and job fair, helping parolees sharpen their job hunting skills.

The event was hosted by the Division of Adult Parole Operations Adult Program Unit. They collaborated with America Job Center of California and Pomona Valley Reentry Coalition.

The one-day event was designed to provide parolees with valuable services and resources necessary to succeed on parole and life after parole.

They received assistance with:

  • resume building
  • on-the-spot job interviews and hiring
  • vocational and skilled training opportunities
  • social service enrollments
  • and housing.

They also received HIV testing, free haircuts, food, numerous giveaways, donated clothing, footwear, and entertainment by 93.5 K-DAY.

Thirty-two community based organizations participated helping 90 parolees with their job skills. They also had the support of family members and friends.

All of them helped make this mid-October event a huge success.

“A special thank you to the San Gabriel Valley District staff. Special thanks to Parole Administrator Tiffany Johnson for her support as well as the others who assisted,” said organizers.

By DAPO staff

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