Dave Bates

Advisory Board

Director of Transitional Employment & Reentry; Five Keys' Inmate Reentry Program

As Director of Transitional Employment and Reentry for Five Keys’ inmate reentry program in Los Angeles and across California, Dave has been leading the team that prepares former inmates for jobs and provides resources for them in the real world.

A 27-year veteran of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s department, Dave’s devotion to changing lives is stalwart. He is the Chair and Co-Founder of the Community Action Partnership (CAP) alliance, a group of organizations across Southern California that have an interest in reentry efforts. They focus on education, housing, drug treatment, expungement, job development and any resource that helps a returning citizen as they adjust back into the community.

Dave also serves as a board member for the Los Angeles Mission Foundation, which provides three meals every day, emergency and overnight services to the homeless, and is dedicated to the business of restoring individual lives.