San Bernardino County Probation Adult Day Reporting Centers were recently recognized for an achievement award from the National Association of Counties (NACo) for it’s partnership with Five Keys Schools and Programs. These awards are only awarded to programs that honor innovative and effective county government programs. San Bernardino County qualified under the category Criminal Justice and Public Safety and won for most innovative program in 2018. According to the abstract from NACo, “the objective of Probation and Five Keys is the successful transition of offenders coming into the community by providing them with the educational opportunities needed to make them successful.” Five Keys Schools and Programs is currently at three Day Reporting Centers in San Bernardino.
TEACHERS DISCUSS THEIR GREAT RELATIONSHIP WITH SAN BERNARDINO PROBATION
Victorville Probation, Jeremy Blough, stated that:
“SB Probation has always been extremely supportive of Five Keys, our students and our mission. They have always gone the extra mile with giving our students snacks, bus passes, field trip support and, of course, fantastic graduation ceremonies. The PO's have been supportive and I feel we have a relationship that is mutually beneficial in supporting our students. Five Keys is a positive and life changing opportunity that many PO's wholeheartedly advocate for with their probationers. I feel like we work together to offer something tangible that offers hope and positive outcomes in our students lives, which is why this award was given. PO's would much rather bring their probationers to school, rather than locking them up again. It make their job and our community a more positive place to live in.”
Fontana Probation, Claudia Arambula, stated that:
“I think this partnership has worked incredibly well because of the support Probation has given Five Keys. Our students feel the welcoming smiles every time they walk through our doors.”
San Bernardino Probation, Haydee Burrola, stated that:
“The collaboration between Five Keys and SB Probation is making a positive impact on the greater community.
Not only are we helping our students achieve their educational goals, we are helping them develop the skills they need to live healthy, quality lives. Both agencies strive to provide resources that are relevant to our students. I think the most significant thing is that we are teaching them to advocate for themselves and gain self-sufficiency, both organizations put a lot of emphasis on that. For me, it is an honor and a privilege to be a part of Five Keys. I feel the work that we are doing is extremely important in improving our society and securing a better future for the generations to come.”
CONGRATULATIONS to the San Bernardino Teachers for their dedication to make our educational program successful at these Adult Day Reporting Centers!