The Re-entry breakfast is geared towards educating our community about the re-entry experience for individuals that were formerly incarcerated. Our goal is to inform, educate, and collaborate about re-entry progress and prevention of recidivism. Our efforts are to raise money toward the Lights On initiative, a bus with quality resources to improve the re-entry transition and safety of women being released from Lynwood Jail.

 

Re-Entry Breakfast Committee

Beverly DeGuzman (BSW), Chair - Housing for Health Case Manager at Downtown Women’s Center

Kameron Mims-Jones, Vice Chair - Master’s of social work candidate, Columbia university/Intern, california policy & research initiative

Melanie Epstein (MSW), Member - clinician, Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services

Toni Shaw (MSW), member - pharmaceutical sales representative

robbyn kollasch, member - massage therapist

 

November 8, 2018

Our inaugural Re-entry breakfast took place on November 8th at Glendale Community College. Speakers included Travis Leach (lived experience), Dion Thompson (lived experience), and Derek Morris (Back to Work Program - Employer)