Community Involvement, Division of Adult Parole Operations, Rehabilitation

DAPO arranges coaching for parolees on job hunting skills

People stand in front of information booths.
More than 30 organizations turned out to help parolees sharpen their skills at landing a job during the resource fair.

By DAPO staff

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.

The event was hosted by the Division of Adult Parole Operations Adult Program Unit in collaboration with America Job Center of California and Pomona Valley Re-entry 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 along with 90 parolees, their 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, especially Parole Administrator Tiffany Johnson for all of her support, and all others who assisted,” said organizers.