Mission: CRP's mission is to provide services to prisoners in person and by mail, such as pre-parole planning; assistance with identifying and applying for housing, employment, financial aid, and other services; providing information about community and government services, and applying for federal, state and local benefits; referrals to resources, such as the Veterans Administration, DMV, Social Security, and legal aid organizations; assistance with transition to substance abuse treatment facilities, and workshops and special events, such as resume-writing classes and job fairs. CRP also sponsors and participates in events that raise awareness in communities about reentry issues through recruiting volunteers, attending conferences and participating in other jail, prison, and community activities.
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I myself have served time in a California Prison. In fact I had my one and only child while I was incarcerated. I was at V.S.P.W. at the time and what a way to give birth to a child and then return to the prison to do more time. My Daughter was 6 mo. old when I got out. She is now 13 years old and as for me after incarceration I have finally pulled myself up and I have now started an organization called Progress in Motion so that I too can support men and women coming out of prison. There is nothing worse than being handed 200.00 gate money and being told by a CO that they will see you soon. That is not on a positive note if you know what I mean. People coming back to their prison is job security for those ......