Magazine article Corrections Forum

Family Foundations Opens in L.A

Magazine article Corrections Forum

Family Foundations Opens in L.A

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The California Department of Corrections (CDC) formally opened its first Family Foundations Program facility in October in Santa Fe Springs, located southeast of downtown Los Angeles.

The department hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony and facility tours. Speakers included Youth and Adult Correctional Agency Secretary Robert Presley, CDC Director C.A. "Cal" Terhune, and other dignitaries.

The Family Foundations Program is the only CDC-administered alternative sentencing program for women who are non-violent offenders with histories of drug abuse.

Women must be pregnant or parenting a child under age six. The mother spends 12 months in this highly structured residential treatment program followed by a 12-month aftercare transition period to help her successfully reenter society. Currently, there are 11 women and their children housed at the facility, which has a capacity of 35 women and 40 children.

"This alternative sentencing holds women accountable for their criminal behavior while affording parent and-child a chance to lead more healthy and productive lives, as the mother completes her sentence," Presley said at the dedication ceremony. …

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