Crime victims’ support groups throughout the state received more than $100,000 from incarcerated individuals participating in the California Prison Industry Authority (CALPIA) Joint and Free Venture programs in Fiscal Year 2019-20. Four adult CDCR institutions offer The Joint Venture Program. The Free Venture Program operates in one Division of Juvenile Justice facility.
This past weekend SXSW tackled a topic that has become a hot topic around the United States: criminal justice reformation. With the recent news of rising tensions and exposure of police interactions with the public, as well as the release of popular documentaries such as “13th”, criminal justice reformation has been a topic on the […]
Merit Partners was recently recognized by local Sacramento ABC affiliate ABC 10 with a great story on the work of Merit Partners and it’s affect on the youth in the program and recidivism rates. Check out the story here: http://www.abc10.com/news/local/tech-vocational-program-at-juvenile-detention-center-challenges-rising-recidivism-rates/371801966
Merit Partners Donates over $8,000 to Fathers & Families of San Joaquin – Stockton Trauma Recovery Center
Merit Partners at N.A. Chaderjian Youth Correctional Facility (NACYCF) in Stockton recently donated $8,074.61 to support San Joaquin County Victim Witness Assistance. The check was presented to the group Fathers & Families of San Joaquin – Stockton Trauma Recovery Center by employees part of the Merit Partners program. The money comes from the wages of the […]
Youth in Stockton Correctional Facility Learn a Business, Repay Victims in Unique Program View Entire Article and Audio at The California Report website. Kids in the juvenile justice system have plenty of time to think about their futures. But inside one correctional facility in Stockton, a private business lets kids actually rehearse for their futures […]
STOCKTON – When Tarrance Turner is released from prison, he will already have real-world experience refurbishing computers. View this story at Recordnet.com STOCKTON – When Tarrance Turner is released from prison, he will already have real-world experience refurbishing computers. Turner is a state ward working in a program run by Merit, a social enterprise, restoring […]