Services Available for People Newly Released from Prison
As the State of California continues to respond to the COVID-19 emergency, the Board of State and Community Corrections has coordinated with 69 grantees that are implementing reentry services under the Adult Re-Entry Grant (ARG) Program to outline services available to people newly release from state prisons.
The BSCC has surveyed the CBOs and created a dashboard to support easy reference and identification of critical resources immediately available to the reentry population. These resources are currently available and address urgent and primary need areas such as transportation from the facility and/or within the community after release, housing, food, clothing, hygiene, medical/mental health services and medication assisted treatment services.
Individuals eligible for services and resources under the provisions of the ARG are people who have been formerly sentenced to and released from state prison. This includes people leaving state prison that are on parole or those monitored by the probation departments of each county through Post-Release Community Supervision (PRCS).
With the recent releases by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation due to COVID-19, CBOs that provide reentry services are eager to provide assistance. The link to the dashboard can be found here: