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Review for National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc., Sacramento Region Affiliate, Sacramento, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

From 2003 to 2009, I worked as a parole agent for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. I supervised numerous parolees who had been ordered by local courts and/or the parole board to attend Prop 36 drug treatment in lieu of being returned to state prison. NCADD was one of the Prop 36 drug treatment providers. Each week I met with staff at NCADD to review the progress of the parolees. We looked at their attendance and anti-narcotic test results. We encouraged those who were doing well and even rewarded some with $5 gift cards. Those who were struggling were offered additional services such as relapse groups, increased testing, detox, and residential treatment. These evaluations were eventually forwarded to the appropriate courts and/or parole board for further consideration. NCADD helped several of these parolees regain their sobriety which allowed them to remain in the community. This made the community of Sacramento a safer place and saved the taxpayers money in incarceration costs.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

Role:  General Member of the Public & I supervised parolees who were receiving drug treatment at NCADD.