The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office award-winning Re-Entry Fair at the Humboldt County Correctional Facility returns April 24-25, 2018. The Re-Entry Fair is a two-day event committed to supporting re-entry concerns encountered by the currently incarcerated of Humboldt County.
On April 24, employers from throughout the county will speak with inmates about employment opportunities upon release from the facility. This face-to-face contact with employers encourages inmates to pursue opportunities for a better life in our community and enables the incarcerated to set healthy goals for re-entry.
The week prior to the Re-Entry Fair, the Employment Training Division and the Job Market will be working with inmates to practice interviewing techniques for a successful return to the workforce. Inmates will be able to use these acquired skills when speaking with employers at the fair.
On April 25, community service providers will meet with inmates and share materials connecting them with essential services available post-release. Some of these services include housing, food security, transportation, child welfare services, tribal services, education and more.
The Sheriff's Office offers an exceptional approach to rehabilitation by providing vocational, educational, and treatment based programs to people currently incarcerated. The Correctional Facility’s Re-Entry Fair was the recipient of the 2018 California State Association of Counties’ (CSAC) Challenge Award for its innovative approach to reducing recidivism through community partnership. To learn more about the Re-Entry Fair, watch this short video produced by CSAC: https://youtu.be/4edccpm-bx0.
The Re-Entry Fair will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Humboldt County Correctional Facility. This event is not open to the community, but service providers and employers are welcome to participate. To register your business or organization for the fair, please contact Programs Coordinator Vanessa Vrtiak at (707) 441-5137.