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4305 University Ave Ste 360
San Diego, CA  92105

+1 (619) 266-6237

Re-Entry Program

Adolfo Gonzales, County of San Diego, Chief Probation Officer, Jackie Reed, Program Director, Women’s Program, Urban League of San Diego County, Rueben Littlejohn, Assistant Chief Probation Officer

Empowering Women, Fighting For Our Felons, & Uniting Families One At A Time

The Prison Re-entry Program is an employment connections program that provides soft skills training using the National Urban League Workforce curriculum that was designed for participants that are re-entering society and matches clients to possible job opportunities.

In 2010, after receiving hundreds of female clients who have experienced the criminal justice system, we noticed that they had some specific needs that were not being met in our community. There were several agencies that provided one or two wrap-around social services, but not one that used a one-stop-shop or holistic model. With the ever increasing number of females now being incarcerated in the area, and some with veteran backgrounds, our agency decided to focuses on the needs of women while providing support, both inside and outside of correctional facilities.

Our agency is small enough to provide one-on-one counseling and intake assessment. In addition, small group classes are provided that include the following: Goal setting, soft skills training, expungement opportunity process, job readiness, anger management, parenting, financial literacy, and housing education. Once released, an Individualized Personal Action Plan is created for each woman to achieve the basics – housing, employment, substance treatment referrals as needed, and reunification with her family.


The program offers intakes Monday- Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Please call to schedule an appointment with our Re-Entry Director, Jackie Reed at 619.266.6263 or email

Program Contracts & Partnerships:

Sheriff Women’s Re-Entry Program

As a result of our work and the special dedication of staff, such as Jackie Reed, the Urban League has forged a partnership with the County of San Diego Sheriff’s Department to provide the Sheriff Women’s Re-Entry Program that includes: 

  • Psycho-social and educational services to incarcerated adult women;
  • Education , practical  life skills, healthy relationships and parenting;
  • Mental and Emotional Health;
  • Housing and financial Capabilities counseling and support;
  • Conflict resolution; and 
  • Job preparation and placement support. 

County of San Diego CARE Community Center – Job Placement Program

  • Job preparation, placement, and coaching;
  • Crime prevention and reduction;
  • Referrals from the District Attorneys’ office;
  • Personalize programs to fit the individual needs;
  • Individual and group workshops; and
  • Mediation and conflict resolution.
  • Click here to visit the center’s site