Dave Bates

Director of Reentry

Dave Bates has 26 years of law enforcement experience. During his law enforcement career, he has worked as a deputy in the jail, patrol for seven years, an educator in the public and private schools, public

relations division and fundraising for the department. During the last 10 years of Dave’s law enforcement career, he focused on transforming the hearts and minds of the incarcerated, creating rehabilitation programs. Starting a new career, Dave has joined Five Keys by creating a reentry division. The division is comprised of safe housing, sober living, legal matters, family reunification and employment. In addition, Dave is chairing the C.A.P. Alliance, a combination of reentry organizations throughout Los Angeles County.