The California Correctional Peace Officer’s Association reached out to Helping Other People Expand (H.O.P.E.) Friday afternoon at the Stockton Boys & Girls Club.
The CCPOA, which represents about 30,000 employees working in state prisons and youth facilities, gave the Stockton-based community group its stamp of approval.
The endorsement should help H.O.P.E. in its mission to assist those on probation and parole by increasing its visibility among the law enforcement community, said Glenn Jose, co-founder of the non-profit organization.
H.O.P.E. offers parolees guidance as they transition back into society. It’s hard enough to get a job out here without a record, said Jose, so those looking for a second or third chance need people to look out for them.
The organization hosts classes on how to build credit, write resumes and perform in job interviews.
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