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Doug Bond, Chief Operations Officer, California: Mr. Bond joined Amity as an employee in 2008. Mr. Bond has served in various roles for Amity Foundation including Housing Director, Facility Director, Jail in Reach Director, and Director of California Services and Operations. Mr. Bond currently oversees 19 contracts for Amity Foundation in California including five In-Prison Substance Abuse Services projects at various California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation prisons including: the California Rehabilitation Center (CRC), California Institution for Women (CIW), Central California Women’s Facility (CCWF), California State Prison Los Angeles (LAC), and Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility (RJD),He also oversees two Teaching and Therapeutic Communities including Amistad de Los Angeles which is a 187 bed community located in Los Angeles, CA and Vista Ranch which is a 60 bed facility in San Diego County. Mr. Bond oversees projects that serve nearly 2,000 men and women a day in California. Mr. Bond has been instrumental in expanding the California services for Amity to include employment services through the Department of Rehabilitation. This includes employment preparation and vocational training for at Amity’s residential Teaching and Therapeutic Communities. Amity’s employment services have been effective in serving the needs of nearly 300 people last year. He has also been part of the design and management team for the Just In Reach (JIR) jail project funded through the Department of Health Services which works to serve some of the most at risk for recidivism and homelessness. Just in Reach is in the process of becoming LA’s first Social Impact Bond project with the Department of Health Services. Mr. Bond is also leading Amity’s efforts in our partnership with Kedren to integrate our systems of care to develop a Health Neighborhood for the men, women, and families that we serve in our community. Since 2008, he has also become a critical member of reentry services community-based groups in Los Angeles County, which is the most common county of parole in California. Mr. Bond sits on the CDCR Director Service Advisory Group (DSAG). Mr. Bond Chairs the California Department of Correction and Rehabilitation DSAG Housing Committee, and is a member of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation Integrated Care Committee, the Los Angeles Regional Reentry Partnership (LARRP), the United Homeless Healthcare Partners (UHHP) and the advisory board for the Center for Social Entrepreneurship, which helps establish social enterprise for nonprofits as well as creates business opportunities for the students of the Teaching and Therapeutic Community.