The Community Transition Unit has dedicated professionals who work directly with incarcerated females. These professionals partner with service providers who specialize in the provision of services to meet the unique needs of women. The partnership includes daily referrals to in-custody programs and the support of participants as they transition back into the community. In addition to the basic issues facing inmates in transition, females also have special needs, such as pregnancy, domestic violence, family reunification, and escaping the life of a street worker.
A circumstance of the incarcerated female is the likelihood of the incarceration involving a pregnancy. This is an issue which requires immediate comprehensive and possibly the long term involvement of the social service professionals. With this concern in mind the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Departments, Community Transition Unit built a partnership with the Center for Children of Incarcerated Parents (CCIP) to help serve pregnant females who are in need of social services.
The availability of viable employment related skills has been identified as a contributor to the successful reintegration of incarcerated persons. This issue also requires a comprehensive approach and process which includes jail-in-reach and supportive services upon release. The Community Transition Unit has partnered with the Union Rescue mission and N Action Family network to provide these services.
A partial listing of CTU’s partners is below:
450 Bauchet Street
2nd FL. R273
Los Angeles, CA 90012
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The toll free line is provided for the Community Transition Unit's released clients who may be in need of further case management services.