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 […]
In 2015, California Senator, Kamala Harris awarded Merit Partners a “Smart on Crime” award for reducing recidivism!
The Division of Recidivism Reduction and Reentry presents the inaugural Smart on Crime Awards, recognizing individuals who are leading the way in innovative criminal justice programs. These award recipients have demonstrated leadership in the development of successful recidivism reduction programs and are making substantial contributions to reentry efforts in California. The awardees’ work is preparing […]
Merit Partners is pleased to announce an agreement between Merit ePartners and the University of California, Merced’s Foster Family Center for Engineering Service Leaning. This is anticipated to be long-term partnership between the University and Merit in order to research and assess causes of recidivism of Merit alumni and to provide solutions aimed at increasing […]
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 […]
Merit ePartners Achieves e-Stewards Certification Attains the gold standard for globally responsible management of electronic waste Stockton, California. July 24, 2013. The Basel Action Network (BAN), a non-profit organization focused on eliminating irresponsible trade of toxic waste, announced today that Stockton, California’s Merit ePartners has achieved e-Stewards® certification. eStewards recyclers are audited by third-party certifying […]
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 […]
Merit ePartners is pleased to announce the finalization of an agreement between Merit and The STRIDE Center and it’s social enterprise, ReliaTech, to have Merit ePartners serve as ReliaTech’s designated e-waste agent. Both Merit and ReliaTech are nonprofit social enterprises who, among other activities, increase job readiness by providing work experience. This partnership is to […]