We provide reentry vocational services to those in the system.
El Camino Creative Inc is a 501(c)(3) innovative tech vocational reentry program. By helping felons succeed we keep our communities safe.
The criminal justice system hasn’t changed in almost 3000 years.
In the early historical civilizations of Mesopotamia and Egypt, the first accounts of jails date back to 1000 BC. Most of these early jails were confinement facilities constructed as dungeons below ground. Offenders would be detained until they received a death or slavery verdict.
The Criminal Justice System
The average length of a prison sentence in the US is around three and a half years, plus parole and probation, plus having a felony.
Facts About Incarceration
Mass incarceration has a significant impact on families and communities, with an 2.7 million children in the U.S. having at least one parent in prison or jail.
The Reentry Realities of Life
Reentry from jail or prison can be challenging for individuals as they navigate the transition back into society.
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Let’s take a journey into the criminal justice system.
It is important to note that individuals who engage in criminal behavior are not necessarily inherently bad or evil people. Many factors, such as poverty, lack of education, substance abuse, or mental illness, can contribute to criminal behavior. Effective prevention and intervention strategies must take into account the complex social and psychological factors that contribute to criminal behavior and address them in a holistic manner.
In reality, criminal behavior is a complex phenomenon that can arise from a variety of factors, including environmental, social, psychological, and biological factors. While some individuals may be more predisposed to engage in criminal behavior due to these factors, it is important to recognize that criminal behavior is a choice, and that individuals are responsible for their actions. As research shows, the majority of crimes are drug-fueled. Most individuals getting hauled off to jail are high as the clouds. When the dust settles, and the haze is clear, many can’t remember or believe what they are charged with.
There is a high probability that you are going to get caught. Regardless of what you did, most likely, the cops will find you or you’ll get snitched on. But you love the lifestyle. The carefree laissez-faire does whatever they want. At some point in time, you will have to answer for your stupidities. Being arrested can be a traumatic and stressful experience. It is important to remember that everyone has legal rights, including the right to remain silent and have an attorney present. However, that might make the cops mad. It’s all good. Let them charge you with a thousand felonies. Hold fast. Don’t break.
Take it all the way. Your freedom is all that matters. Getting healthy. Rebuilding relationships. Do the time and shut up. But. One thing to remember. Collateral consequences. Collateral consequences refer to the indirect and often long-term consequences of a criminal conviction beyond the immediate sentence or punishment. These consequences can affect an individual’s employment, housing, education, voting rights, immigration status, and other aspects of their life. Ask questions.
Being incarcerated is a time for self-reflection. It’s a time to think about what you did and why you did it. This is a time to stop blaming others for your situation. While locked up, the big question is whether you will stop engaging in criminal behavior or are diving back in when you are released. You will continue to lose if you go back to the Game. These are big choices. But know that no matter how long you are incarcerated, people on the outside love you and want you to succeed.
Getting a second chance
Getting a second chance as a felon can be a challenging process, as a criminal conviction can have long-lasting consequences on an individual’s life, including limitations on employment, housing, and other opportunities. However, it is important to remember that individuals who have been convicted of a crime are not defined solely by their past actions and are capable of making positive changes in their lives.
You made it. To this point. Hopefully, someone told you that it was going to be harder on the outside than on the inside. Now you are a felon. Or you got a conditional discharge, meaning if you behave for a certain amount of time, they (the system) will drop all charges. That’s only given to rookies. If you are a true felon, life will never be the same. This is where the collateral consequences start to take effect. You can’t get a job. You can’t find a place to live and you’re on probation or parole.
PROBATION AND PAROLE
Probation and parole is what you make of it. It can be a blessing, and these guys can help you. That’s their purpose. They aren’t there to make your life hell; they are there as a guide. Consider them social workers with guns. Or you can make it stupidly tricky, and everything goes to hell. Only 40% of people finish this phase of the system.
You have no skill set. No support. If you were lucky, the prison cut you a check for $100, or the jail gave you back what was left on your books. Since the jails and prisons have no incentive to rehabilitate you, what do you do? You could always go to a shelter with a program in it and learn a skill. That would be the most logical. But, because you are a genius, you will probably re-offend, hurt someone else, and hope the police don’t kill you. This is what happens when you have nothing to lose.
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It is important to note that engaging in criminal activities can have serious and long-lasting consequences, not just for the individuals involved but also for their families, communities, and society as a whole. Change takes time. Picking up the broken pieces seems impossible when you finally get clean and sober. You realize the gravity of the situation, how many people you betrayed, the friends you lied to, and the hurt you inflicted on innocent people. As with anything, stay calm and let things fall into place. We can almost guarantee that if you don’t try and manipulate time, you will get back most that you had previously lost.
80% of individuals go back to jail or prison. After the seven-year mark, the numbers go down. But who can wait seven years? You couldn’t find employment; you were living on the streets cause your family hates you at the moment. You are screwed. So, you do the crime to survive and get caught. What other choice do you have? It would be best if you had your fix. Right? You need that little blue pill. The good thing is that you are not a rookie anymore. You are familiar with the process, the judge shows you zero mercy and doubles your previous sentence, and now you are stuck in the system twice as long as you were before.
BACK IN THE SYSTEM
The criminal justice system has just failed you. Yes, you committed a crime, but you did the time. You paid your dues. But you have no choice since you can’t get a meaningful job or live somewhere other than the crime-infected parts of town that you’re trying to avoid. When all this time, the system could have trained you in a vocational trade. El Camino Creative Inc offers felons a second chance at life. We will teach, train, and support your tech trade.
If the criminal justice system won’t ease up on allowing to get their record expunged after they have finished all of their responsibilities to the courts and victims so that they can live a meaningful life. Then they will have to deal with what they are dealing with now. A dysfunctional criminal justice system. THEY WANT TO LOWER CRIME? THEN TEACH THIS DEMOGRAPHIC A SKILL THEY CAN USE. Then they will have something to lose. That’s the goal. If you give anyone something they worked for and wasn’t given to them? They will succeed.
Where does El Camino Creative Inc fit into all of this?
Transitioning back into society after being released from prison can be challenging, particularly for those who have never lived independently. To assist the formerly incarcerated, we offer vocational training and educational workshops to equip them with the skills needed to become successful entrepreneurs. Our program provides comprehensive support and guidance for individuals seeking to enter the tech industry, including resources to navigate the hiring process in accordance with EEOC guidelines. We collaborate with rehabilitation facilities, probation and parole, and the court system to offer a comprehensive approach to reentry. Our ultimate goal is to empower these individuals to start their own businesses and succeed in the real world.
We teach technical skills
We teach, train and support these high in demand skills, such as Web Design (WordPress), Graphic Design (Adobe) and Content Creation (Copy). Instead of pursuing a blue collar trade (which is awesome) we provide an alternative to reaching the same goal.El Camino Creative Inc will help you prepare for in-demand jobs in high-growth fields in under six months, no relevant experience required. You’ll get professional training designed by El Camino, along with the opportunity to connect with top employers that are currently hiring.
That price is per a one month training program. Program is six months. There will be additional cost if you need to borrow a laptop. All other materials provided in the cost.
Can’t do $500? No worries. Let’s put together a payment plan that works for you.
Have the courts, probation or parole, or your rehab facility call us. This program is covered by grants and public donations.
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With no prior experience required, El Camino Creative Inc. may help you prepare for in-demand occupations in fields that are seeing tremendous growth in as little as six months. You will receive specialized training from El Camino and the opportunity to network with top businesses that are currently hiring.
WEB DESIGN (WordPress)
Web designers use various tools and technologies to create visually appealing and functional websites that meet the needs of their clients or users.
GRAPHIC DESIGN (ADOBE)
Graphic design refers to the process of creating visual content to communicate messages and ideas to a target audience. It involves a range of skills.
CONTENT CREATION (Blog)
Copy refers to written content created for marketing or advertising purposes, such as for websites, social media, print ads, and email campaigns.
THE APPRENTICE PROGRAM
Entrepreneurship refers to the process of creating, managing, and growing a business venture with the aim of making a profit. You take all the risk.
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Punishment does not increase mental stability nor reduce the effects of trauma and exposure to poverty. Prisons and jails do not make people mentally healthy. Incarceration does not address addiction or substance abuse disorders. The criminal justice system needs to start focussing on education and vocational training. A new focus will insure that incarcerated individuals will come out prepared and ready to take on the world.Andres, Founder El Camino Creative Inc.