Women who have spent years in a prison cell have found a new home in Santa Fe Springs.
The Custody to Community Transitional Re-entry Program is one of several facilities where women, including some with violent offenses, can serve the final two years of their prison sentences.
The program offers assistance with job placement, drug recovery and housing, according an ABC news report by Anabel Munoz.
Dodi Wasbotten, a former inmate and a hairdresser, who was arrested for stolen credit cards, spoke of the benefits of the program.
“For women, especially if we have traumatic experiences that happened to us and some of us recover from it and some of us don’t,” stated Wasbotten.
Several other women said the program has helped them plot a new path and also heal emotional scars, according to the article.
It added that the program helps people grieve their losses. They deal with their trauma and understand the things that happen to them are not necessarily their fault.
Rosalinda Lopez, another former inmate, who was a preschool teacher, said the program has not only helped map out a new path but has also helped heal emotional scars.