Inmate Walks Away from Community Entry Program Facility in L.A.

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation officials today sought public help to find an inmate who walked away from a Community Reentry Program Facility in Los Angeles.

Juan C. Gomez, 23, was discovered missing from the facility about 9 p.m. Thursday, according to a CDCR statement.

Gomez is Hispanic, 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighs 224 pounds, and has dark hair and eyes. He was received from Los Angeles County on June 6, 2019, with a four-year sentence for first-degree burglary.

Gomez was transferred from California Rehabilitation Center to the Male Community Reentry Program on Thursday, and was scheduled to be released to parole supervision in July.

The Male Community Reentry Program allows eligible offenders committed to state prison to serve the end of their sentences in the reentry center and provides them with the programs and tools necessary to transition from custody to the community.

It is a voluntary program for male offenders who have about one year left to serve. The program links offenders to a range of community-based rehabilitative services that assist with substance use disorders, mental health care, medical care, employment, education, housing, family reunification and

social support.

Anyone who sees Gomez or has any knowledge of his whereabouts should immediately contact law enforcement or call 911.

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