New Funding = Greater Services
Pasadena’s Vision 20/20 Coalition, coordinated by Flintridge Center, is part of a big effort in California to change the way we look at criminal justice, incarceration, and reentry.
This month, the Pasadena City Council accepted the Pasadena Police Department’s recommendation to provide $170,000 in AB 109 funding to Flintridge. The goal of this funding is to assist previously incarcerated community members make the changes they want for their lives and rejoin our community. Our assistance includes job development, case management, and life skills services.
Most excitingly, we’ve brought Chris Finney, Reintegration Specialist, back on the team. Chris is deeply connected with the Pasadena/Altadena community and is an extremely skilled case manager. Chris meets one-on-one with individuals who need reintegration support, identifying their needs and working with them to create plans to achieve their goals. The community members we serve to face a wide range of barriers, from getting a driver’s license and paying child support to secure housing and employment, but they can rely on Chris and our team to help them overcome any obstacle.
We will use AB 109 funding to double the number of community members served this year — from 300 to 600. We will provide case management for 100, make referrals and follow up with 500, assist 100 with job development, and provide life skills sessions for 160.
We’re so grateful to have Chris back with us and to be able to provide more support to our community, thanks to the Pasadena Police Department. We will report back to you regularly. For more information about our reintegration work and other programs, visit our website.