The Transitions Reentry (Transitions) Program offers participants employability and money management skills to prepare for successful reentry into their communities. Transitions consist of a series of 18 modules which includes, “Another Chance, A Better Choice” and Money Matters curriculum.
“Another Chance, a Better Choice,” was developed by the Sacramento Employment and Training Agency. The curriculum is designed to teach job readiness, job search skills and prerequisite skills needed for today’s competitive job market. It includes practical and strategic information, hands on activities, individual and team oriented exercises, role-playing, and motivational information for encouragement.
The Money Matters curriculum helps individuals build financial knowledge, develop financial confidence, become more money-savvy, and use banking services effectively. It consists of 11 modules developed by The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). The Department recognizes that poor financial decisions could result in years of financial burden, and the more offender-students know about credit and banking services, the more likely they are to make informed decisions on money matters, save money, and improve their financial and credit histories.
Additionally, each civil service transition teacher also supplies supplementary reentry information to their class participants, which would include the use of Automated Rehabilitative Catalog And Information Discovery System (ARCAID) and other reentry related items. The Transitions Program partners with the Division of Adult Parole Operations’ Community Transition Program to connect offender-students with America’s Job Centers of California and other relevant social service agencies in their counties of residence.
Offender-students may be eligible to earn Milestone Completion Credit in accordance with the California Code of Regulations Title 15.
The Transitions Program is offered in all CDCR institutions.
The Transitions Program is a five-week, closed entry and closed exit course.
Participation in this program is available for all offender-students up to 18 months prior to release. Offender-students are assigned to the program via the Classification Committee.
An offender who is serving, or has served, their time on good behavior has access to many rehabilitative services and programs if they are determined to be in need. See Rehabilitative and Educational Services
Rehabilitative programs are the best way for an offender to be prepared for success upon release. The link below explains this process with an easy-to-follow diagram
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