DIVERSION AND RE-ENTRY DEPARTMENT

DIVERSION AND RE-ENTRY DEPARTMENT

La Familia offers various services to support the successful and sustainable transition of formerly incarcerated members back into our community.

 

 DEPARTMENT PROGRAMMING OVERVIEW

PROGRAMS:

 

» Multidisciplinary Re-Entry Team (MRT)

 

» Re-Entry Employment Program (REP)

 

» Alameda County Justice Restoration Project (ACJRP)

 

 


 

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MULTIDISCIPLINARY RE-ENTRY TEAM (MRT)

The Multidisciplinary Re-Entry Team (MRT) provides mental health, case management, crisis intervention, and medication support services to adults with a severe mental illness who have been involved in the justice system. Services are provided to clients within Central, Eastern, and Southern Alameda County. Providers will work with clients in the community as well as at the main office. The primary goals of the program are to provide clients with mental health treatment in order to improve their wellbeing and facilitate positive re-integration in the community.

To make a referral, please contact Pedro Felix, LCSW, at 510-300-3110 or pfelix@lafamiliacounseling.org

 

Contact Information

Pedro Felix, LCSW

Clinical Program Director

1-510-300-3110

pfelix@lafamiliacounseling.org

 

Location

24301 Southland Drive, Suite 300

Hayward, CA 94545

Hours of Operation

Monday-Friday 8:30am-8:30pm 

  


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RE-ENTRY EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM (REP)

La Familia offers various services to support the successful and sustainable transition of formerly incarcerated members back into our community.

Participants enrolled in our Reentry Employment Program (REP) engage in a comprehensive job readiness training program. REP staff and interns work with both the reentry and homeless community to build resumes, complete master applications, prepare for job interviews, conduct guided job searches, complete certificated work readiness training, as well as gather clothing from our work readiness clothing closet. Participants attend local hiring events and apply for jobs that allow them to become self-sufficient and decrease their chances of recidivism. Clients have access to support services to aid them in overcoming barriers that have kept them from obtaining and sustaining employment in the past. Upon completion of the job readiness training, participants will have the necessary skills to re-enter the workforce. REP is provided through our partnership with Building Opportunities for Self Sufficiency (BOSS) and is funded by the Alameda County Probation Department. Our partnership with First Presbyterian Church of Hayward allows us to extend our REP services to the homeless community as well.

REP provides service linkage, navigation, support and referrals for the reentry and homeless population in need of housing, mental health services, medical attention, food, family reunification services, and more.

We continue to seek new partnerships with:

Felon-friendly employers interested in hosting subsidized employment opportunities and/or interviewing trained program graduates for unsubsidized employment opportunities;

Community members with knowledge of various industry sectors willing to share their professional perspective with clients. The purpose of a 20-minute informational interview is for the client to build their confidence, gain knowledge of a field they are interested in, and practice their networking skills in a supportive setting;

Interns looking to build their professional resume and gain real-world experience. 

 

Contact Information

Ande Peña, Program Director

1-510-331-6931

APena@LaFamiliaCounseling.org

Intake/referral line for REP: 1-510-963-9321

REP Referrals can be sent via email to Probation.Referrals@LaFamiliaCounseling.org

 

Location

2490 Grove Way #15

Castro Valley, CA 94546

Hours of Operation:

Monday - Friday: 9 am - 5 pm

 


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ALAMEDA COUNTY JUSTICE RESTORATION PROJECT (ACJRP)

The Alameda County Justice Restoration Project (ACJRP) seeks to reduce recidivism by providing wraparound services based on a Transtheoretical Model of Change. Clients work closely with Reentry Coaches that bring their own real-life experiences to the intensive case management services they provide. Components of services include individual, family, and group therapy, as well as inpatient and outpatient substance use treatment services. ACJRP is a partnership between La Familia, Building Opportunity for Self Sufficiency (BOSS), Third Sector Capital Partners, the Alameda County Administrator's Office (CAO), the District Attorney's Office, Sheriff’s Office, Probation Department, Health Care Services Agency, Behavioral Health Care Services, Public Defender's Office, and the Social Services Agency. 

 

Contact Information

Ande Peña, Program Director

1-510-331-6931

APena@LaFamiliaCounseling.org

Intake/referral line for ACJRP: 1-510-963-9321

ACJRP Referrals can be sent via email to Probation.Referrals@LaFamiliaCounseling.org

 

Location

1319 Fruitvale Ave

Oakland, CA 94601

Hours of Operation:

Monday - Friday: 9 am - 5 pm