Reentry & Student
Support Services

New Opportunities Reentry programs align with our organizational mission by embedding social and emotional support into our organizations culture. Reentry support begins at the point of incarceration and through the transition back to the community and beyond.  We believe that through positive connections with New Opportunities teachers, staff and reentry coordinators and continuous support from our community partners we will help to break the cycles of recidivism.

Services

Counseling/Mental Health Services

It is recognized that New Opportunities’ students both inside of the correctional facilities and out have a range of unique challenges, which is why all community-based campuses have a mental health clinician who, in conjunction with New Opportunities staff, offer counseling and supportive services on an as needed or on going basis.

Individualized Case Management / Community Referrals

Our counselors are available to all our students and alumni to support with general case management needs and referrals. This supports students who may need assistance to fill out applications, access resources and services in their community (Substance abuse, life skills classes, mental health etc.) and who would like direct referrals to New Opportunities Community partners ( i.e. American Job Centers of California).

Students and alumni may also meet with New Opportunities counselors for assistance and referrals to homeless, legal, and mental health and other items that may be required by court (i.e. parenting, substance abuse, domestic violence, anger management).

Alternative Sentencing Program

Currently, New Opportunities is working with East Los Angeles Court on alternative sentencing, which involves individuals referred from court to enroll into New Opportunities high school diploma program and to meet weekly with the onsite clinician, in lieu of jail time. New Opportunities then maintains direct communication with the referring party to most appropriately support the individual to meet both the requirements of the court and the individual’s identified needs and goals.

Last year alone, Our Reentry team made over 760 employment and vocational referrals.

Current Reentry Grant Programs

Expanding Services

New Opportunities Organization is currently partnered with multiple community partners and workforce investment boards on 5 grants implementations aimed to served the reentry/justice involved population.

Recently NOO was awarded a Work Order through the County of Los Angeles Workforce Development, Aging, and Community Services (WDACS). The Work Order is entitled-Prison to Employment (P2E) Supportive Services and Earn & Learn (SSEL)Program. NOO and MCS have been given the opportunity to work with 60justice involved individuals to participate in a specialized employment program. This program will provide support services and “earn and learn” opportunities that offer immediate income for the justice-involved and formerly incarcerated as a way to support the frequent and significant life challenges and societal barriers of obtaining employment after incarceration.

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Our Reentry Team

Complimenting new opportunities organizations strong academic programs

Our reentry services provide additional support to our students and Alumni. Our reentry team is made up of social workers and para professionals who offer a range of services both inside of the correctional facilities and at our community locations as well as to the community at large. From counseling, individualized case management to financial literacy workshops and ex-pungement workshops, we work hard to meet the wide range of needs our students and our community members have.


Mrs. B

LCSW, MSWAC
Dir. of Reentry & Student Support Services

Joey Delgado

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) Reentry Counselor

Dr. Lorissa Villarreal

Re-Entry/Workforce Manager

Latoya Washington

Reentry Workforce Counselor

Michelle Mexia

Reentry Case Manager

Laura Marquez

Reentry Case Manager

Elizabeth Carnes

Reentry Workforce Counselor

Laura Marquez

Reentry Case Manager

Latoya Washington

Reentry Counselor

Clarence Rudy Brown

Reentry Mentor

Michelle Mexia

Reentry Case Manager

Contact Us

800-560-4540 & 626-552-9679
reentry@newopps.org

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