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
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.
Our Reentry Team
Complimenting new opportunities organizations strong academic programs
Dir. of Reentry & Student Support Services
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) Reentry Counselor
Reentry Case Manager
Clarence Rudy Brown
Reentry Case Manager
800-560-4540 & 626-552-9679
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