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Sacramento Community Based Coalition (SCBC)

Juvenile Court and Community Schools/Alternative Education

Primary Contacts

Marc Nigel, Director
(916) 228-2406

Pete Smith, Project Specialist II (day-to-day operations)
(916) 228-3371

Chris Leibforth, Project Specialist II (data and reporting)
(916) 228-3330

Teresa English, Staff Secretary
(916) 228-3376

The Sacramento Community Based Coalition is a collaborative effort between the Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) and the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) specifically designed for men and women reentering the community from state prison. At the SCBC we are committed to improving the lives of our local families and residents. Our knowledgeable case management staff prides themselves on providing participants with comprehensive service delivery based on an individual's unique needs.

Services are available to Sacramento County parolees and their families during the often overwhelming transition from prison to home. Working in partnership with participants, we can overcome barriers to successful reentry and promote productive reentry experiences.


Program participants are eligible to receive educational services that include:

  • Literacy Skills
  • GED
  • Math Skills (General and Job-Related)
  • Vocational Training Referrals
  • 4-Day Introductory Computer Literacy Track

Substance Abuse & Other Treatment Services

The following on-site substance abuse and other treatment services are available to program participants:

  • DUI Program
  • Outpatient Drug and Alcohol Treatment and Education
  • Anger Management
  • STD Education
  • Parenting and Family Classes
  • Male and Female 52-Week Batterers Program
  • Direct Referrals to Residential Treatment Providers, Sober Living Homes and AA/NA Meetings

Vocational Services

Our highly skilled Vocational Counselors will offer on-site, weekly courses in resume writing, job search strategies, interview skills, marketing oneself in person and over the phone as well as discussion of workplace culture and appropriate on-the-job behavior. Participants will also receive:

  • Job Coaching (when appropriate)
  • Assistance with job-related needs
  • 4-Day job readiness track
  • Caltrans partnership providing up to 90 days in a paid employment training program
  • ROP Landscaping (promotional products and retail sales)

Additional Services

  • On-Site Computer Lab
  • Vocational, Educational and Risk/Needs Assessments
  • RT Fare & Passes
  • Funding for Sober Living Housing
  • Community Service Opportunities
  • Service Referrals


Participants include men and women on parole in Sacramento County that have been referred by their Parole Agent.


Collaborative partners include California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, River City Recovery, Bridges, California Wrap-Around, Safety Center, House of Integrity, Caltrans, and NCCT.

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Sacramento Community Based Coalition (SCBC) last updated this entry 10/9/2014.

P.O. Box 269003 • Sacramento, CA 95826-9003 • USA • (916) 228-2500
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