By Staff Reports
(Victor Valley)– The Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved a contract extension with Abundant Living Family Church in Hesperia for the New Hope pilot program to continue providing expanded transportation and supportive services, which has helped to reduce jail reoccurrence in the High Desert.
Abundant Living Family Church has been providing recidivism reduction services through Proposition 47 and other funds since 2015. In addition, they have been working with the Sheriff’s Department to provide needed transportation services to released local inmates. New Hope program services expanded to include peer navigator supportive services to connect individuals with physical and mental health services, substance abuse treatment services, and assistance in accessing housing, job training, job placement, and other vital resources through the Probation Department’s Day Reporting Center.