Too many foster youth suffer from unemployment due to involvement with the criminal justice system. Foster care is often a pipeline to prison, as 80% of men in CA state prisons come from foster care.
We want to stop this statistic from continuing through access to employment services, mental health services, and other supportive services. Our upcoming ReEntry program, which will combine Operation Emancipation, career-track trainings, and placements for industries such as tech, construction, and automotive, is an opportunity that is one of the first steps in giving young people a strong career path and job skills. A difficult past should not be all that defines a young person's future. By providing our population with the tools and opportunities they need, we can stop the pipeline from foster care to prison.
This program is open to youth ages 18-24 on probation or parole within the last 6 months residing in the following zip codes: 90005-7, 90011, 90012, 90015, 90018, 90021-23, 90027, 90031-33, 90037, 90042, 90063, 90065.