The Transitions Program offers participants employability and money management skills to prepare for successful reentry into their communities. The Transitions Program consist of a series of 18 modules which includes Another Chance, A Better Choice and Money Matters curriculum. Another Chance, A Better Choice curriculum is designed to teach job readiness, job search skills, and prerequisite skills needed for today’s competitive job market, which was developed by the Sacramento Employment and Training Agency. It includes practical and strategic information, hands on activities, individual and team oriented exercises, role-playing, and motivational information for encouragement.Money Matters curriculum helps individuals build financial knowledge, develop financial confidence, become more money-savvy, and use banking services effectively. It consists of 11 modules developed by The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). The Department recognizes that poor financial decisions could result in years of financial burden. By educating more inmate-students about credit and banking services, they are more likely to make informed decisions on money matters, save money, and improve their financial and credit histories.Each civil service transition teacher also supplies supplementary reentry information to their class participants, which would include the use of Automated Rehabilitative Catalog And Information Discovery System (ARCAID) and other reentry related items. The Transitions Program partners with the Division of Adult Parole Operations’ Community Transition Program to connect inmate-students with America’s Job Centers of California and other relevant social service agencies in their counties of residence..
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Participation in this program is available for all inmate-students up to 18 months prior to release. Inmate-students are assigned to the program via the Classification Committee.