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“The FRST Step Towards Success”. The Fontana Re-entry Support Team (FRST) and San Bernardino County Workforce Development and Workforce Investment Board. History. Coleman and Plata Court Decisions AB 109 PRCS- Post Release Community Supervision

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  • Coleman and Plata Court Decisions
  • AB 109
  • PRCS- Post Release Community Supervision
  • State burden passed on to counties and local communities
  • Fontana Police Department, San Bernardino County Workforce Development Developed, and California State Employment Department
target population
  • Parole
  • Probation
  • No formal Supervision but criminal history
  • “Pre-Offender” Status
needs assessment highlights
Needs Assessment Highlights
  • Nearly all categories surveyed were identified as being important upon release
program set up
Program Set Up
  • FRST Resource Meetings every 2nd Monday of each month
  • Re-entry Class at Rancho ERC immediately following on Tue, Wed, Thurs.
  • Graduation ceremony on Thursday
  • Appointments made with WDS Advisor
our successes
Our Successes
  • 375 clients have attended the FRST resource meetings
  • 256 clients have completed the 3 day Re-entry Program
  • 106 Job Placements
  • 88 Clients back to work
  • Rancho Cucamonga ERC has a very successful format for the 3 day Re-entry Class
  • Rialto Police Department RRST
client success stories
Client Success Stories

“I wanted to personally thank you for making me feel like a citizen rather than a convict…It was the caring nature of the FRST Team (you all)…that made me see that I could become a productive citizen once again.” – Shannon Mueller

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Client Success Stories

“Thank you guys so much for all you have done for me. I couldn’t have done any of the things I’ve accomplished without you and the FRST program. It does work. I’m living proof.” – Charles Johnson

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Client Success Stories

“I would like to thank everyone in the re-entry program. What you are doing for people in my situation I believe is a true blessing from God and I will always feel a great appreciation for the help you gave me.” – Alfred Licerio

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Client Success Stories

“Thank you for taking the time to follow up with me…this is a good start to restoring my faith and continuing my journey for success, also thank you for caring. Actions like this give people like me hope and encouragement to do the right thing. I will reach for the moon and if I miss I will definitely get a star!” – Brooke Dennis

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Client Success Stories

“Thanks to the re-entry program, I am now working 68 hours per week!” – Gabriel Flores

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Client Success Stories

“I [have] been working since late November and things are great…I always give credit to FRST for helping me, so thank you a lot.” – Daniel Viveros

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Client Success Stories

“Thank you for your continued support and all that you’ve done for me and the other guys in my situation. The resources and support provided through your department and [WDD]/EDD do make a difference. The re-entry program provided the necessary tools I needed to be successful. Organizations like yours and people like you mean the world.” – Daniel Romero

wdd frst resources provided
WDD/FRST Resources Provided

60 31-Day Bus Passes

462 1-Day Bus Passes

23 Vouchers/Assistance with Clothing

887 Employment Referrals

12 Forklift Licenses

40 Gas Cards

487 Health Referrals

233 Shelter Referrals

7 Clients in Professional Trade Schools

our challenges
Our Challenges
  • Funding/Staffing
    • ERC
    • Police Department
  • Growing capacity for police department client referrals as they come on board
  • Realignment and the need for services is a statewide issue
what s needed now
What’s Needed Now
  • WIB, WDD, America’s Job Center of California, and Law Enforcement Collaboration across the state
  • More Federal and State Support to County Workforce Development to support re-entry programs
  • WDD throughout state to implement re-entry classes specific to their demographic needs.
  • Plan for capacity as more L/E agencies come online.
contact information
Contact Information