Santa Barbara
74° F
Clear
Clear
Santa Maria
66° F
Overcast
Overcast
San Luis Obispo
68° F
Clear
Clear
Ventura
70° F
Clear
Clear

Former inmates graduate

By Tracy Lehr, KEYT - KCOY - KKFX Reporter, tracy@keyt.com
Published On: Aug 16 2013 04:51:26 PM CDT
Updated On: Aug 16 2013 05:03:46 PM CDT

More than 30 people took part in a probation Graduation.

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -

An unusual graduation took place in Santa Barbara on Thursday.

Dozens of former state prison inmates took part in a commencement ceremony put on by the Day Reporting Center (DRC) in Santa Barbara.

They gathered at the Unitarian Society to celebrate their life-changing hard work.

District Attorney Joyce Dudley, Sheriff Bill Brown and Supervisor Janet Wolf were on hand to congratulate them.

Former graduates also offered words on encouragement. Larry Davidson said the center offers a support system that many inmates didn't have before getting in trouble with the law. Davidson said they help people with housing, job searches and support groups.

The DRC is operated by the nonprofit Community Solutions.

The Santa Barbara Reentry Steering Committee is committed to making the graduates make it in society.

After the ceremony, grads showed off their medals and took pictures with their friends and loved ones.

Comments

The views expressed are not those of this company or its affiliated companies. Please note by clicking on "Post" you acknowledge that you have read the Terms Of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. 
blog comments powered by Disqus