Second Chance Job Center
Second Chance's Job Center/Reentry Works, is a team-based case management program utilizing expertise of staff from San Diego County Probation, San Diego County Sheriff and Second Chance to deliver employment services at East Mesa Reentry Facility. The Job Center expands upon services already offered by local government, community corrections and workforce development agencies by uniting resources to break the cycle of recidivism, build stronger communities and promote public safety.
Committed to boosting the number of job placements for offenders reentering the community, the Second Chance team will provide employment-related support to those in custody at the reentry facility. Alex Macias serves as Site Coordinator, overseeing the day-to-day operations and also teaches the life skills workshops. The Job Developer facilitates employment readiness workshops, developing a network of employers, and coordinating employer socials inside the facility. As Case Manager, Adriana Cisneros supports and connects inmates to community resources and services, and also facilitates life skills workshops.
Individuals utilizing the Job Center will create a personalized plan based upon assessment information and the goals of each respective individual. Upon release from East Mesa, individuals receive intensive case management, including assistance with acquiring I.D., learning how to ride the bus, providing professional clothing, referrals for mental health services and assistance with court issues. Participants in good standing will also receive job search assistance, resume review, interviewing techniques and job leads/referrals.