Program helps Alameda County youth get jobs

October 22, 2008 12:26:08 PM PDT
The Deputy Sheriffs' Association of Alameda County announced Tuesday the launch this morning of a job re-entry program to help at-risk young adults.

Marty Neideffer, the president of the association, said the program was developed in response to reports of increased violence in areas patrolled by the sheriff's office.

He said the program is designed to give job opportunities to young adults who might otherwise be at risk of getting in trouble with the law again.

"We want to give them the tools to enter the workforce," Neideffer said.

The program's partners include the Associated Community Action Program, Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District and local business associations.