A Non-Profit,
Community-Based
Approach to Parolee
Reentry
California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
Cal State San Bernardino Reentry Initiative (CSRI)
Helping people come home. For good.
Students welcome.
Increasing Community Safety Through Partnerships
Cal State Reentry Initiative
Under contract from the CDCR,
the University Enterprises
Corporation at California State
University San Bernardino, and
partnering agencies provide
basic programming to parolees
returning to the Inland Empire
from California prisons thus
reducing recidivism, increasing
community safety and breaking
the cycle of generational
incarceration.
Increased
Community
Safety
Education,
Training,
Employment
Basic
Programming
Parolee
Returning
to
Inland Empire
CSRI Structure
FUNDER
CDCR
MANAGEMENT
CSUSB (Public Entity)
EVALUATION & OVERSIGHT
University Evaluation
SERVICE PROVISION
County/City Entities
Community-Based Nonprofits
Parolee
Who are our clients?
High
Needs
Serious
High Risk
State of
CA
Parolees
Violent
Sexual
Offenders
CSRI Client Characteristic
Average
Age of 1st
Drug Use
12
Average #
of
Children
2.2
CCCMS/
EOP
LLU 25%
Average
Education
Level
8th Grade
Community
Patients
McKinney
Vento
Homeless
35%
Gang
Involved
40%
Male
97%
Avg #
county
jail times
before
DRC 19
Sexual
Offenders
6%
Average
Age
37
Homeless
Housed
(off site)
15%
What Makes CSRI Unique
Breadth of
Service
Strong
Structure
Oversight and
Accountability
Array of
evidencebased
services
Services
under one
roof
Thorough
review of
structure
Partnering
with Govt.
and NPOs
Extensive
collaborative
of 20+
agencies
Close
supervision of
parolees
Current and Future Services
Gender Responsiveness
Aftercare
Family Grief/Bereavement
Family Reunification
Tattoo Removal
Restorative Justice
Children’s Healthcare
Children’s Tutoring
TERTIARY SERVICES
Anger Management/52-Week Batterer’s
Intervention
Community Navigation
Parenting
Transportation Assistance
Legal Assistance
Mentoring
Financial Literacy
Employment Retention
Employer Partnerships
Life Skills
Community Service
Faith-Based Linkages
Employment Placement
Career/Tech Ed.
Employment Preparation
SECONDARY SERVICES
Substance Abuse
Education
Food/
Housing
Commodities Support
Healthcare
Linkages
Cognitive Behavioral
Restructuring
Education
Mental Health Assessment
Education
COMPAS
Case
Management
PRIMARY SERVICES
What works?
1
• Positive culture creates safe environment
2
• Environment of learning and success
3
• Strong relationship with Parole
4
5
• Extensive community
partnerships/leverages
• Thorough evaluation component
Continuum of
care for parolees
Saves cost on
incarceration
Decreases
prison population
Increases public
safety
Addresses
generational
cycle
Benefits
of CommunityBased Non-Profit
Program
Increased
parolee
supervision
Expert Panel
recommendations
Tax burdens
become
tax payers
CSRI Costs as Compared to Incarceration
“Recidivism” Rates Compared
65%
15%
CA Statewide: Return to prison within 3 years of release.
DRC: Abscond, return to custody (prison or jail) for
violations, new offenses, or any other reason for 24 months
of operations.
Performance Indicators
February 2011 to September 2013
Total Number of Referrals-1,920
Total Number of Clients Served-805
Clients/Students Employed 240
*Recidivism Rate 14.7%.
* CSRI defines recidivism as students who abscond or are
re-incarcerated for any reason. 33 absconded and 85 were
re-incarcerated.
CSRI Partners–Government
Congresswoman Gloria Negrete McLeod
Former Assembly Member Wilmer A. Carter
CDCR Division of Adult Parole Operations (DAPO)
CSU-San Bernardino (SB), University Enterprises
Corporation
CSUSB Center for the Study of Correctional
Education
CSUSB Career Center (Interns)
CDCR DRC-SB Partners–Government
SB District Attorney
SB County Superintendent of Schools
SB County Department of Public Health
SB County Department of Human Services (DCFS)
SB City Mayor’s Office
SB City Police Department
SB Employment Training Agency (WIB)
SB City Adult School
Over 20 CSRI Partner Services - In-Kind:
 Professional business attire
 Emergency housing vouchers
 Hot lunches on a daily basis
 Financial literacy
 Credit recovery
 Hygiene kits
 Leadership training
 Parenting programs
 Student textbooks
 Books
 Furniture
 Food
 Basic medical care
 HIV/STD testing
 Creative writing
 Employment preparation
training
 Gender responsive programs
 Toastmasters training
 Child support navigation
 Legal assistance
 Mentoring
To Learn more about CSRI….
You may contact:
•Carolyn Eggleston, Ph.D., Executive Director;
[email protected]
•Andrea Mitchel, Director of Program Quality;
[email protected]
• Elaine Zucco, Director of Program
Operations; [email protected]
Phone (909)327-2981