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S1 E10 · Destination Change
Episode 10: Yvonne Vollaire
40 Plays
4 months ago

Yvonne Vollaire has been active in the drug and alcohol treatment industry for over twenty + years with intensive involvement in civic, private, and non-profit organizations. Yvonne has been serving justice-involved individuals and specializing in gender-responsive services for incarcerated women and has managed numerous programs in custody and community-based organizations.

Yvonne has spearheaded the Sheriff’s Community Alliance, composed of community and faith-based organizations with existing funding sources dedicated to providing a seamless continuum of care for our retuning citizens being released. Her most recent assignment was contracted with the Los Angeles Sheriff's department (LASD) serving as the Director of the Gender Responsive Rehabilitation Program at the Lynwood County Jail.

Yvonne has invested in creating a safe space for women wanted to exit the sex work industry. Yvonne is the author of Connecting the Dots, “Repairing Generational Trauma”, a Workbook for Women in Addiction, Incarceration & Exploitation. Yvonne’s work is motivated by her past trauma, incarceration, and self-healing to connect the dots. Yvonne is a mentor to students, a sponsor to women in the recovery community.