California Model, Division of Adult Parole Operations, Rehabilitation

Parole educates at CMF Prison Palooza

Parole staff at an information booth at Prison Palooza at CMF.
From left are PSA Samantha Cook, DRP Chief Jessica Fernandez, PA II Eddy Yee, PSA Miya Dorn, Dr. Elizabeth Kita, PA II Supervisor Kristie Tweedy, Parole Administrator Alma Underwood, PA III Ryan Youtsey, BPH; and PA III Bianca Lopez.

The Division of Adult Parole Operations (DAPO) Community Transitions Program (CTP) staff hosted an information booth during Prison Palooza at California Medical Facility (CMF).

The Sept. 29 fun-filled event included food, live music, dunk tank, cornhole, and origami lessons.

Incarcerated people were also able to visit information booths for various parole and reentry services including the pre-parole process, re-entry plans and services, direct placement, community programs, transitional housing, and mental health. The Division of Rehabilitative Programs and Board of Parole Hearings were joined by county agencies and non-profit groups hosting informational booths.   

Parole staff relayed the message, “DAPO is here to help with your reintegration into the community and encourages the use of the many opportunities and resources available to the parole population upon release.”

In attendance were:

  • Alma Underwood, Parole Administrator, Headquarters (HQ) CTP
  • Bianca Lopez, Parole Agent (PA) III, HQ CTP
  • Kristie Tweedy, PA II, CTP, CMF/SOL/SQ
  • Miya Dorn, Parole Service Associate (PSA), CTP, SOL
  • Samantha Cook, PSA, CTP, CMF

DAPO Field Unit:

  • Eddy Yee, PAII, San Francisco, San Francisco Parole Unit
  • Dr. Elizabeth Kita, Clinical Social Worker, Behavioral Health Reintegration, San Francisco Parole Unit

Article submitted by Parole Agent II Supervisor Kristie Tweedy

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