WOrk release PROGRAM
Our Work Release Program is built to help clients transform their lives. Clients are gainfully employed and receive substance abuse treatment, group therapy, education and vocational training in our program.
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Mr. Rendon began his career in Military Corrections while enlisted in the U.S. Navy from 1982 until 2006. After joining the U.S. Navy, he was certified as a Substance Abuse Prevention Officer in 1985 and became the Command Substance Abuse Counselor while stationed at First Medical Battalion, 1st FSSG in Kaneohe Bay, HI. After serving as a Leading Petty Officer for 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, Forward Command Post during Operation Desert Shield/Operation Desert Storm, he completed the Corrections Counselor Academy at Lackland Airforce Base in 1991 and was later reassigned to the Naval Consolidated Brig, Miramar CA, where he provided clinical services for medium custody inmates.
Mr. Rendon completed his Bachelors of Science in Business Administration while serving and was honorably discharged after 24 years with the rank of Chief Hospital Corpsman Fleet Marine Corps. Mr. Rendon was hired as a Substance Abuse Counselor by The Transition House Inc., in March 2008 and served as Leading Substance Abuse Counselor until he was promoted to Assistant Facility Director in September of 2017. Mr. Rendon is now Facility Director.
In his spare time, Mr. Rendon enjoys sharing with middle school students about the dangers associated to mood-altering substances and the consequences of drug use. Additionally, he is an amateur baby bass player with marked interest on Latin music.
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When Scott LeLand first encountered the dog that would change his life, she had been starved, abandoned and left to die at the end of a 14-foot logging chain.
"The shelter was going to euthanize her because nobody thought she was adoptable," LeLand says. "We were her last chance."
Her name was Hope.
LeLand, 54, is nearing the end of a 101/2-year prison sentence for DUI manslaughter. He lives in a converted motel in Kissimmee called The Transition House, where felons with good behavior can go for community work-release programs, a step toward the freedom that lies shortly down the road.When a dog-training program started in spring 2014, LeLand was among the first to raise his hand