PREP provides complete job readiness training, housing and life skills program for those just leaving prison
Prisoner reentry is fast becoming one of the key issues of California's $9 billion prison system. Only 11% of prisoners released in California report participating in a substance abuse treatment program during their period of incarceration, and only 13% of California prison inmates participate in educational or vocational programs while they are in prison. PREP, the first Prisoner Reentry Employment Program of its kind in the nation, provides a welcome and effective solution for inmates, their families, and their communities.
PREP provides complete job readiness training, housing and life skills programs to help incorporate former inmates into the regional workforce. Focused on giving participants a hand up, not a hand out, the tough-love, three week intensive training begins after prisoners have served their time. It serves to immediately break down attitudes that might prevent participants from acquiring and keeping good job, and builds up positive workplace behaviors and skills, as well as their own confidence in assuming a productive role in society.
From comprehensive training to providing sober living houses for those with no family or resources, PREP is working to dramatically transform the prisoner reentry process. PREP not only benefits the incarcerated, but also their families and the community at large, helping reduce homelessness and crime in San Diego, improve public health, and create broader cultures of productivity.
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