FAQ

Q. Is Timelist Group a 501(c)(3) with the IRS?  A. Since May 2013 we have been a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Q. Is anyone welcome to Timelist?  A. Yes, we do not discriminate against anyone regardless of race, ethnicity, gender etc.

Q. Is Timelist a faith based organization?  A. No, we are are a community based organization.

Q. Do you have to have an arrest record to obtain services through your organization? A. No, we accept walk-ins and they will sign a contract like any other new student.

Q. Does Timelist guarantee employment?  A. We do not guarantee employment but we do guarantee the best quality services that would maximize the potential for one to be employed. And we do refer people to jobs that are available.

Q. How long does it usually takes for someone to find employment based on Timelist services? A. This could take anywhere from 4 weeks to 6 Months. It all depends on the level of commitment and dedication participants are to the program.

 ****** PLEASE READ THE PROGRAM GUIDELINES BELOW ******


1.0. Enrollment

 

1.1. Intake. For parolees who are on state parole, and/or probationers who are on county probation, both qualify for the Timelist Group Adult Re-entry Program. They must fill out a re-entry registration form and proceed through the Screening Questionnaire process with a Timelist staff.  They do not have to be referred through the Parole or Probation Departments to be enrolled into the program.

 

1.2. Walk-ins. “Walk-ins” or “drop-ins” are individuals not referred to the Timelist Group by any entity. Walk-ins may or may not be on parole or probation, but are nonetheless, interested in enrolling into Timelist programs. To this extent, the Timelist Group will allow and accept walk-ins. Walk-ins will be subjected to the same enrollment process and adhere to the same policies and guidelines as parolees and probationers.

 

1.3. Minors. Individuals, under the age of 18, do not meet the criteria to be enrolled into the program, except for those in the custody of Juvenile Probation and have been referred by a supervisory probation staff. These individuals will be enrolled into the Youth Development Program ages 12-17. They will also complete the same screening process as of the adult participants.

 

1.4. In Custody. Individuals in county or state custody serving their sentence can request an enrollment application to become a member in the program. They will need to request a Pre-Release Reentry Form. Once the Timelist staff has received the applications, they will be processed and filed. Once the applicant is released from custody, he or she is requested to contact the Timelist Group within 72 hours of release.

 

1.5. Failure to Attend. The Timelist Group program is voluntary, so no one is under any obligation to attend. However, if individuals were referred to the program and are mandated by either the court, Parole or Probation Department, Timelist staff will contact the appropriate agency and apprise them of the failure to attend.

 

1.6. Reporting Behavior. The Timelist Group will abide by all mandated reporting requirements of the State of California. Any information that the Timelist Group comes into knowledge of that may cause harm or injury to self or others will be reported to the appropriate authorities. If a Timelist staff notices an individual with signs of deep depression, injuries, health concerns or agitation, they are required to contact the proper mental health or health care professionals, document the activity or activities and report to agencies with proper supervision for the individual.

 

1.7. Safety and Security Protocol. If a Timelist staff notices any individual at the main Timelist Group office with a concealed weapon or under the influence of a foreign substance must exit the building, go to a place of safety, and notify the authorities by dialing 911. No Timelist staff shall attempt to gain control of the situation, under no circumstances. The Timelist staff is only asked to remain calm and exit the building without disturbance. If it is not possible to vacate the building, the Timelist staff should immediately dial 911, without alerting others and await until law enforcement arrives.

 Policy and Procedures

 

2.0. Screening

2.1. Processing: Anyone accepted into the Timelist Group program/s must participate in the screening process. This screening involves a number of questions; both, private and general, to better assess the needs of each person as to add in providing important and effective services.

 

2.2. Voluntary.  The screening is voluntary and the individual can refuse to participate in the process. However, once the individual refuses to answer the Screening Questionnaire, the enrollment process has ended.

 

2.3. Refusal of Services. If in any case, an individual refuses to go through the screening process, the Screening Questionnaire will be signed by that individual and documented by the Timelist staff. This will then become a record to report to participating agency/ies to bring to awareness of the status of their parolee or probationer. The Timelist staff will attempt to encourage the individual to participate; however, they will not insist, nor will they apply any unnecessary pressure.

 

2.4. Outcomes. The benefit of screening from the Screening Questionnaire, allows the Timelist staff to deliver the appropriate strategies to better serve the individual. As a result of these screenings, the Timelist staff is able to then use the information collected and treat them as confidential, as well as, create a personalized profile for each individual.

 

3.0. Needs Assessment/Goal Setting

 

3.1 The case manager will conduct a needs assessment of the individual and then design short and long-term goals.

 

3.2 Needs Assessment. The case manager will gather information which will be used throughout the screening process. A list of the needs and immediate obstacles an individual will face daily, weekly and monthly.  This will involve connecting the individual with appropriate services and support systems. Assisting individuals to ensure that they are prepared to meet these challenges, weekly and monthly. The assessment represents a critical point in time that can make or break an individual’s successful reintegration into society.

 

-College and/or trade school

-Driver’s license

-Housing

-Life Skills

-Medical and Dental

-Financial management

-Anger Management

 

3.3 Goal Setting. Are statements of what the individual wishes to do. They should be distinct, measurable and time-bounded. As goals are accomplished, they are replaced by new statements of what needs be done to increase the individual’s effectiveness. The case manager will set up a follow-up date to assess the progress of the goals.

 

4.0. Placement

 

4.1. Program Placement. When in receipt of a referral from probation or parole it should state that the individual is being referred for a specific program such as: Anger management, counseling or job support. Otherwise, the Timelist staff will assess and decide which program will work best.

 

4.2. Workgroup Categories. Individuals will fall into 1 of 3 categories based on referral request or assessment status.

 

60 Days Intake Screening Needs Assessment Rehabilitation Skills Development Job/Education Placement
90 Days Intake Screening Needs Assessment Rehabilitation Skills Development Job/Education Placement
6 Months – 1 Year Intake (per Probation/Parole) Screening Needs Assessment Housing Placement Rehabilitation/ Skills Development Curriculum Job Placement

(See Program Schedule)

5.0. Program Dimensions

 

5.1. Depending on the level of placement by Timelist staff, individuals will be assigned to program that either focuses more on behavioral adjustments, educational or life skills development.

 

5.2. Resume Development and Interview Preparation. Gather necessary information to create or edit a fully developed resume and place the information onto online profiles. The Timelist staff would spend some time assisting the client to apply online or on paper. Staff will assist with interview preparation and what the next steps are to committing to the position/s.

 

5.3. Life Skills Development. How to use a debit card, balance a checkbook, pay bills on time, establish a bank account, access on-line services for various day-to-day activity such as: applying for health care.

 

5.4. Domestic Violence Prevention (D.V.P.). A DV Class which includes a session on Teen Violence (if needed).

 

5.5. Anger Management.  One-on-one sessions offered by counselors.

 

5.6. Straight Talk On Point (S.T.O.P.). A behavioral and conflict resolution class.

 

5.7. Nine Steps to Street Gang Recovery (S.G.R.).  A gang intervention and prevention program.

(See full curriculum for additional program modules)

 

Skills Training Component

 

Pre-Apprenticeship Cypress Mandela Program II. via referral Construction, Electrician, Plumbing, etc. These trainings will be done off-site.

 

Cisco Networking Academy. An IT training program offered onsite by trained instructors.

 

Other Services

 

Career Counseling. These sessions are based on individualized consideration of each person circumstances.

 

Mentoring and One-on-One Counseling. The importance and need for hands on and person to person engagement is a great tool that is utilized here at the Timelist Group.

 

6.0. Reassessment/Goal Setting

 

6.1. Often time new applicants begin their program and later experience gaps in their program in the form of absences or failure to meet certain expectations of parole, probation or court order.

 

6.2. Individuals returning to program after absences will be reassessed and goals reset in a more strategic and structured manner.

 

6.3. Individuals can not miss any sessions without a valid excuse that can be supported with documentation, i.e. doctor’s notice, court hearing, etc.

 

6.4. It is the responsibility of individuals enrolled in this program to be at every scheduled appointment and/or class session.

 

6.5. There will be only one warning after going through the reassessment guidelines.

 

7.0. Strategic Planning/ Next Steps

 

7.1. Our objective is to see the best fit for each individual that enters our doors.

 

7.2. After gradually moving through the program it may be determined that the steps and initially planning were not adequate or there may be gaps in the program placement process.

 

7.3. In some instances, a more aggressive approach and closer management may be necessary in order to achieve the end result. For example, viable employment, transportation, housing and other such services.

 

7.4. This may mean part-time employment and education or a combination of treatment services, work, and education.

 

8.0. Contact Resources

 

8.1. Whenever the Timelist Group does not have the resources to support an individual, the Timelist Group will outsource to other services. This includes transitional housing, job opportunities, mental health, and food bank services.

 

9.0. Program Enhancement

 

9.1. For some individuals there may be a need to make adjustments to case file and add additional services in the form of education, training, and/or treatment.

 

9.2. If this enhancement requires individuals to be enrolled beyond supervisory expectation, then the Timelist Group would request and/or advise individuals on possible alternatives.

 

9.3. A program enhancement may also qualify individuals enrolled with the Timelist Group to receive additional services in the form of Bart/transit pass, food vouchers, book vouchers and similar things.

10.0. Graduation

 

10.1. After the completion of a work group module or meeting expectations of parole, probation or court order individuals will receive a certificate which acknowledges their accomplishments.

 

10.2. The Timelist Group encourages family members to be present when certificates are issued as part of the family reunification component.

 

10.3. Ceremonies will only be private and can only be participated among staff, agencies, and family members.

 

11.0. Job/Education Placement

 

11.1. Case management team will be responsible for seeking job placement opportunities or educational placement into an adult school, college or trade academy.

 

11.2. Though, not guaranteed, the Timelist Group case management team will exhaust every possible resource to ensure that individuals are properly supported and placed in the best situation that enhances a successful transition back into the mainstream of society.

 

 Statistics

650+ inmates have completed courses from Timelist Group rehabilitation curriculum

– 56+ life-term inmates have been reformed which enabled their release from custody

– 7 community members enrolled in our program or currently receiving assistance from our services

– 16 reentry students that are either on probation or parole that are accessing our services

– 42+ awaiting release and intake into our program

Rehabilitation courses for those impacted by incarceration