Second Chances

Adult Probation Job and Resource Fair 2024

April 10, 2024

The County of Santa Clara Adult Probation Department will host a Job and Resource Fair on April 24. The event is meant to support individuals with criminal records and will offer a diverse range of services.

April is Second Chance Month

March 28, 2024

The County of Santa Clara joins in celebrating Second Chance Month in April. This campaign, originally launched in 2017, is a nationwide effort to raise awareness and improve perceptions of people with a criminal record, encourage second-chance opportunities, and drive policy change to help formerly incarcerated individuals in their reentry journey. We believe in Second Chances!

Breaking the Cycle: The County of Santa Clara Provides Services to Formerly Incarcerated Individuals

February 8, 2024

People reentering a life after incarceration often struggle with unemployment, homelessness, food insecurity, and, in some cases, support for sober living. To address these challenges and to break the cycle of incarceration, the Office of Diversion and Reentry Services (ODRS) offers essential services to help people successfully transition back into the community after being released from jail or prison.