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The Incarceration to Success (I2S) Program started as a pilot program in 2004. This program provides transitional living services for specifically chosen probation youth, ages 16-26 who are completing their period of incarceration in Monterey County’s Youth Center in Salinas, California. This program is for boys only.
17-year-old Sam is contributing to the success of our I2S Family. Sam has been in foster care since he was five years old. With his extended family’s gang affiliation it was no surprise that Sam was in and out of Juvenile Hall from the time he was twelve. At 16 Sam was convicted of auto theft and sentenced to one year’s incarceration at the Youth Center in Salinas, CA.
While incarcerated, Sam displayed a high degree of cooperation, worked hard in the onsite school and seemed to be wanting something better out of life. As Sam’s release date drew nearer his case manager from the Youth Center began working on his post-incarceration plan. Everyone knew if Sam were to be returned home, he would likely re-offend. Sam was referred to Peacock Acres’ Incarceration to Success residential program to keep him going in the right direction.
Today Sam is doing great! He earned his high school diploma and began working 30-hours per week in an apprenticeship-like position with a local electrician. Concurrently, he attends classes at Hartnell College but night classes are still not possible because he must continue to obey the terms of his probation. Sam has supervised visitation with selected family members and he is proud of his accomplishments and the independent living (and thinking) skills he is developing.