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An Alliance in Los Angeles.

 

Community Action Partnership, CAP , is an Alliance of organizations In Los Angeles County that have an interest in Re-entry efforts.  Education, housing, drug treatment, expungement, job development and any resource that helps a returning citizen as they adjust back into the community.

The Alliance meets once a month to report on their progress, regarding the goals they had set the month prior. The goals that were set specifically target the many obstacles that are created for men and women returning back to their community.

 

 

 
 Zaneta J Smith, MSW  Co-Chair, CAP Alliance  Associate Director,  Policy, Research, Practice Initiative   Zaneta serves as the Associate Director of the Policy, Research, and Practice Initiative (PRPI) of the United Ways of California. She coordinates the operations of the polling, focus group, and civic engagement efforts of one of California’s prominent polling organizations focused on African American civic interests.  She currently is an Adjunct Professor of Social Work at Cal State University Los Angeles.  Prior to joining PRPI, Zaneta built the clinical system at LA Kitchen as Associate Director of Clinical and Student Services serving formerly incarcerated individuals. Zaneta has also worked with Downtown Women's Center and United Job Creation Council in the areas of job development, homelessness, and mentoring of formerly incarcerated individuals.

Zaneta J Smith, MSW

Co-Chair, CAP Alliance

Associate Director, Policy, Research, Practice Initiative

Zaneta serves as the Associate Director of the Policy, Research, and Practice Initiative (PRPI) of the United Ways of California. She coordinates the operations of the polling, focus group, and civic engagement efforts of one of California’s prominent polling organizations focused on African American civic interests.

She currently is an Adjunct Professor of Social Work at Cal State University Los Angeles.

Prior to joining PRPI, Zaneta built the clinical system at LA Kitchen as Associate Director of Clinical and Student Services serving formerly incarcerated individuals. Zaneta has also worked with Downtown Women's Center and United Job Creation Council in the areas of job development, homelessness, and mentoring of formerly incarcerated individuals.

 Dave Bates  Founder/Co-Chair, CAP Alliance  Director of Reentry,  Five Keys Charter School   Dave Bates has 26 years of law enforcement experience. During his law enforcement career, he has worked as a deputy in the jail, patrol for seven years, an educator in the public and private schools, public relations division and fundraising for the department. During the last 10 years of Dave’s law enforcement career, he focused on transforming the hearts and minds of the incarcerated, creating rehabilitation programs.  Starting a new career, Dave joined Five Keys by creating a reentry division. The division is comprised of safe housing, sober living, legal matters, family reunification and employment.  Dave founded the C.A.P. Alliance, a combination of reentry organizations throughout Los Angeles County.

Dave Bates

Founder/Co-Chair, CAP Alliance

Director of Reentry, Five Keys Charter School

Dave Bates has 26 years of law enforcement experience. During his law enforcement career, he has worked as a deputy in the jail, patrol for seven years, an educator in the public and private schools, public relations division and fundraising for the department. During the last 10 years of Dave’s law enforcement career, he focused on transforming the hearts and minds of the incarcerated, creating rehabilitation programs.

Starting a new career, Dave joined Five Keys by creating a reentry division. The division is comprised of safe housing, sober living, legal matters, family reunification and employment.

Dave founded the C.A.P. Alliance, a combination of reentry organizations throughout Los Angeles County.