How the Center for Employment Opportunities in San Bernardino gives those on probation or parole a second shot

The San Bernardino Sun


SAN BERNARDINO – Inside an inconspicuous building on South E Street, Michael Wahome, Larry Bethea, Armando Lopez and a team of others are attempting to lower recidivism statistics one parolee, one probationer, one person at a time.

Those at the Center for Employment Opportunities know what they’re up against: A person fresh out of prison, Bethea says, is likely to return within six months if he doesn’t have the tools and resources in place to re-enter society.

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