Reentry Intensive Case Management Services (R-ICMS)
Reentry Intensive Case Management Services (R-ICMS) seeks to improve the health and well-being of justice-involved individuals by providing case management and service navigation. Community Health Workers with lived experience of justice system involvement support individuals by determining their needs and making connections to relevant organizations and services including: stabilizing needs, enrollment in social services, physical and mental health, housing support, employment and education, cognitive behavioral interventions, arts and entrepreneurship programming, and substance use disorder treatment.
The Skills and Experience for the Careers of Tomorrow (SECTOR) (Spanish) Program offers training and paid work experience in sectors that provide career pathway opportunities and family-sustaining wages for people impacted by the justice system. Participants gain skills and credentials that are in-demand by employers; earn financial assistance while they’re enrolled; and get help landing a job after completing the program. Career Coaches with lived experience of justice involvement provide job readiness services and retention support once placed in a job.
College and Career (East LA College, Rio Hondo, Mt. SAC)
ODR’s College and Career program partners with post secondary institutions to assist justice-involved individuals who wish to continue their education. These programs guide students in navigating the educational and employment landscape and provide the support necessary for academic success.
LA Free the Vote
LA Free the Vote is an initiative born of two LA Board of Supervisors’ motions in 2018 tasking County agencies to collaborate in a taskforce with stakeholders to civically engage and register to vote justice-involved individuals. LA Free the Vote aims to make LA County a national leader in systematically offering voter registration and education to the justice-involved population and encouraging this population to vote. Recognizing that the justice-involved population sits at the intersection of multiple underserved communities, LA Free the Vote brings an intentional County government focus to proactively outreaching to this population whose voices are important to our civic life. Check out the LA Free the Vote website for key updates and to sign up for the newsletter. You can also download the LA Free the Vote flyer, as well as a voter registration training PowerPoint and accompanying training recording.
Innovative Employment Solutions (INVEST)
The Reentry division of ODR supports employment services through the INVEST program, in collaboration with the Workforce Development, Aging and Community Services (WDACS) and County of Los Angeles Probation Departments. The INVEST program coordinates Probation supervision programs with the WDACS’ workforce development system to provide training and support that will help Probationers enter into the workforce on a meaningful career path.
Fair Chance Campaign
The Office of Diversion and Reentry is a proud partner of the Fair Chance Campaign. We support justice-involved individuals and Fair Chance hiring practices. Click here to learn more about the Fair Chance Campaign.
Breaking Barriers is a 24-month Rapid Rehousing program managed by Brilliant Corners which serves adults on felony probation in Los Angeles County who are experiencing homelessness and can work full-time. The program combines assistance with housing services, case management and employment services provided through Chrysalis.
You can read RAND’s Breaking Barriers research report here.
A series of Special Programs launched July 2018 when supervisorial districts identified services needed by people on probation in their districts and provided funds to Community Based Organizations meeting those needs, to be managed by ODR. Special Programs serve adult felony probationers in districts three and four by connecting them to employment and training, substance use disorder treatment, arts programming, parenting support, and other services.