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.
I2S Program Details
- I2S provides 24-hour residential and rehabilitation services in a highly structured program that includes education completion, obtaining meaningful and sustainable employment and community service expectations
- Youth live in a supervised residence with house managers and are expected to comply with clearly stated rules and responsibilities
- Youth must comply with their “probation terms”
- Youth are “graded” daily on attitude and respect for self and others
- Youth are provided with mental health counseling and like services
- Youth must learn and demonstrate advanced anger management skills
- Youth are supported and expected to participate fully in completing their high school diploma or GED requirements
- Appropriate employment is encouraged and career paths are explored
- Positive role modeling and functional integration back into our community
- Sobriety is required and I2S youth may be drug or alcohol tested at any time
- The Peacock Acres I2S Program currently has a success rate of 70%
*Client must be Monterey County probation or affiliated with Monterey County Juvenile Justice Team.
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.