CTEC Graduation: New Directions & New Lives!

CTEC Graduation: New Directions & New Lives!

On Friday, October 27th the community gathered to recognize and celebrate the achievement of over 50 individuals who acquired life-changing careers! The evening felt more like late summer than mid-autumn, and the excitement and support in the air lent additional joy...
Employment Center Celebrates New Careers, New Directions

Employment Center Celebrates New Careers, New Directions

The evening of Friday, February 24th saw the coming together of family, friends, coworkers, employers, case workers, and probation officers to celebrate the achievement of nearly two dozen individuals who are overcoming their past and creating a new future. This was...
BEST Benefits People Exiting Criminal Justice System

BEST Benefits People Exiting Criminal Justice System

Coming in Spring 2016, the BOSS Benefits & Entitlements Specialist Team (BEST) will implement a county-backed pilot program to restore SSI benefits for people leaving Santa Rita Jail. With five years and hundreds of GA recipients already served, BEST has...
New Possible Avenues for the Mentally Ill

New Possible Avenues for the Mentally Ill

A few weeks ago BOSS Board Member, Marlene Hurd, met with Scott Kernan, Secretary of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR). Ms. Hurd is closely tied to the Council on Mentally Ill Offenders (COMIO) and is a member of the Committee. Scott...