Behind the Badge OC

April 18, 2018

Police & Nonprofits Conduct Homeless Census

In the parking lot of an Anaheim Hills restaurant, Anaheim police officers and nonprofit workers find Mahin Salary sitting inside her car, wedged between her car door and her belongings with her Jack Russell Terrier in the back seat. It’s a Monday morning and the temperature is steadily approaching 80 degrees...

LA Times

December 13, 2018

Chrysalis helps poor and homeless of Orange County find jobs

With a lengthy criminal background, Jesse Nielsen’s job search seemed hopeless.  Recently released on parole, and desperately trying to find a way to provide for his family, the 35-year-old sought help from Chrysalis, a nonprofit that helps poor and homeless individuals attain jobs...

Behind the Badge OC

June 26, 2019

With La Habra police employees as mentors, an Explorer gets back on track

High school student Christian Ortiz had been skipping classes and not doing his homework. He preferred playing soccer instead of attending school. His grades suffered, and so did he. “I was heading in the wrong direction,” Ortiz said. “I was tired of being who I was.”...