CHCF hosts ARC graduation for 115 participants

ARC advocates at CHCF posing for group picture
Stockton Vice Mayor Kimberly Warmsley; Anthony Robinson Jr, ARC Life Coach; Angel Ann Flores, President, Board of Supervisors; Warden Gena Jones at the CHCF ARC graduation.

California Health Care Facility (CHCF) recently held its inaugural graduation with community based organization Anti-Recidivism Coalition (ARC) for 115 participants. The graduates successfully completed the 12-week course focusing on topics such as cognitive behavioral change, wellness and board preparation. 

“ARC has inspired me to stay strong in my journey to grow into the man my family deserves. A pro-social man equipped with the skills to never return to prison unless to help my fellow man,” said J. Najera, ARC graduate.

With over 50 family members in attendance, the CHCF ARC graduation was full of positive energy. ARC has had a positive impact on the participants at CHCF.

ARC empowers formerly and currently incarcerated people to thrive by providing a support network, comprehensive reentry services, and opportunities to increase public awareness through advocacy for policy change.

“The heritage of rehabilitation is hope and redemption,” said Anthony Robison, CHCF ARC life coach.

Learn more about the Anti-Recidivism Coalition at their website.

Story submitted by Marco Barragan, CRM
California Health Care Facility

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