Resources/ Support Groups

For our sisters and brothers that are returning home from incarceration, there are more things that are needed than just employment. There are certain resources that would benefit and even increase their likelihood of success. This is what we are aiming for by providing ALL the necessary tools in order to ensure the success, prosperity and enrichment of sisters and brothers returning to our communities and families.

Coalition For Responsible Community Development (CRCD)
Reentry Intake Specialist Emilio 213-743-6193 extension 113
https://www.coalitionrcd.org/

Root and Rebound Re-Entry Program

https://www.rootandrebound.org
1730 Franklin Street, Suite 300
Oakland, CA 94612
510-279-4662
Fax: 510-891-1287

General Questions:
info@rootandrebound.org
Questions about the “Roadmap to Reentry” guide:
roadmap@rootandrebound.org


Children of Incarcerated Parents Program :

(415) 553-1671
Office of Public Defender 555 7th St. San Francisco,CA
( if you are in jail and worried about your children we can help)


OPEN GATE 2 – COLLEGE OF ALAMEDA

https://www.opengateinc.com/what-we-offer
MILDRED MC KINNEY Co Founder/Executive Director
(510) 292-1181
mildred@opengateog.org
Denise Richardson Co-founder, President
(925) 699-6001
denise@opengateog.org
Camila Guiterrez (se habla Español) College Readiness Coordinator
(925) 848-7518Open Gate, Inc.
P.O. Box 22812
Oakland, CA 94609


CHILD SUPPORT HELP FOR EX OFFENDERS UPON RELEASE

MARY MORA
(415)356-2871
mary.mora@sfgov.org
617 mission st sf,ca


BAYVIEW HUNTERS POINT MULTIPURPOSE SENIOR SERVICES, INC.

1706 Yosemite Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94124
United States
ph: 415-822-1444
fax: 415-822-5327


Sacramento Community Based Coalition

10170 Missile Way, Mather, CA 95655 map

Ph. (916) 228-3377 Mon. – Fri. 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Saturday 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Specifically designed for men and women reentering the community from state prison. Services are available Sacramento County parolees and their families during the transition from prison to home.

Education: Literacy skills, GED, Math skills (General and Job related), Vocational training Referrals and 4-day Introductory Computer Literacy Track.

Substance Abuse and Other treatment Services: Outpatient Drug and Alcohol Treatment and Education, Anger Management, STD Education, Parenting and Family classes, Male and Female 52 week Batterers program and direct referrals to residential treatment providers, sober living homes and AA/NA.

Vocational Services: Coaching (when appropriate), assistance with job related needs, 4-day job readiness track, Caltrans partnership providing up to 90 days in a paid employment training program, on-site computer lab, vocational, educational and risk/needs assessments, RT fare and passes, funding for sober living housing and service referrals.
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Friends-Care

(Formerly known as Friends Outside)
5890 Newman Ct., Sacramento, CA 95819 map
(916) 446-3838

Services to Families of Incarcerated People for transportation, emergency referrals for food, clothing, and housing.
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California New Start Program

Provides ex-offenders with job training, interview and resume preperation, linking to job placement and more. Contact your Agent or attend a local Career Center>> and ask about the California New Start Program.

CA Resources for Ex-Offenders                                                                                 « prison aftershock

prisonaftershock.com/resources-for-ex-offenders/

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Success Centers (Education, Employment and Art)
https://successcenters.org/

Career Center

1449 Webster Street
San Francisco, CA 94115-3705
Phone: (415) 549-7000
Email: careercenter@successcenters.org
Hours: M-Th 9am-6pm, Fri 9am-12pm

Asian Neighborhood Design &
Education, Employment & Training Center (EETC)

1245 Howard St
San Francisco, CA 94103-2711
Phone: (415) 575-0423
Email: eetc@successcenters.org
Hours: M-F 7:30am-5:00pm

Helping Instill Knowledge and Empowerment in You (HI-KEY)
156 S. Spruce Ave #146
South San Francisco, CA 94080
Phone: (415) 688-7970
Email: hikey@successcenters.org
Hours: M-F 9:00am-6:00pm

The Family and Career Service Center
2577 MacArthur Blvd
Oakland, CA 94602
Phone: (510) 482-1738
Email: projectreconnect@successcenters.org
Hours: M 9:00am-4:30pm, T-Th 9:00am-6:00pm

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ChiId Support

DEPARTMENT OF CHILD SUPPORT SERVICES IN SAN FRANCISCO
1 866 901-3212
Please contact if you just got out of jail and you are in debt. There is a good chance your back payments will be erased.
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Foothill College Career Center
12345 El Monte Road
Los Altos Hills, CA 94022
(650) 949-7229
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Deaf Counseling, Advocacy and Referral Agency (DCARA)
2350 South Bascom Avenue
Campbell, CA  95008
(408) 369-3658
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Concentra Gilroy Urgent Care
190 Leavesley Road
Gilroy, CA  95021
(408) 846-3918
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African American Community Service Agency
304 North Sixth Street
San Jose, CA  95112
(408) 292-3157
www.sjaacsa.org


Resume Preperation

HOSPITALITY HOUSE
290 Turk Street
San Francisco
CA. 94102
415-749-2100
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TENDERLOIN TECH LAB

150  Golden Gate 3rd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94102
415-592-2766 OR 415 592-2782
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WESTERN ADDITION COMMUNITY CENTER

1003 Turk St. Ste. A
San Francisco, CA. 94102
415-431-2206  ASK FOR GARY JOHNSON
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PRIVATE INDUSTRY COUNCIL  (PIC)

1212 Broadway #300
Oakland, CA. 94612
13TH AND BROADWAY
510-768-4400Fax: 510-839-3766
right at the 12th Street BART Station stop in Downtown Oakland.
http://www.oaklandpic.org/

We offer FREE resume writing help, career counseling, computer classes and much more to help you in your job search. We have the resources to help you find employment, and we are committed to making sure that you have the support you need as you transition back into your community.
PLEASE CALL the Senior Career Counselor he works primarily with the previously incarcerated – give him a call at 510.768.4402. We look forward to seeing you.

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SONOMA COUNTY JOB LINK

707-565-5550
2245 Challenger Way,
Santa Rosa, CA 95407
www.socojoblink.org

An employment and training one-stop center open to the public. The Partners located on-site provide access to the Department of Rehabilitation, Employment Development Department, Santa Rosa Junior College, Veterans Programs, Human Services Department, Experience Works, and Goodwill Industries. Services include Resume Writing Workshops, Job Search Workshops, Interviewing Workshops, Self Assessment Workshops, Job Search Computers, and a Job Search Resource Center
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Housing

Restoration House

(916) 454-2068
Sacramento, Ca.

A Transitional Living Environment for Parolees and Ex-offenders. Men only.

Each 4th Wednesday of the month a “Family Night” is held at 5:00 – 6:30pm, includes a ticket for FREE food from the Food Bank”Our name summarizes our mission: To help restore broken lives by offering a Christian faith-based sober living.
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Options Recovery Service and Transitional Housing
1931 Center St.
Berkeley, CA. 94704
Contact: Darryl R. Lee
510-666-9552

Must complete a drug, alcohol and nicotine testing
Men and women can stay for a year or more.
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Recovery Survival Network

http://www.rsn2000.org/
3012 16th St. Suite 201
San Francisco, CA. 94103-5933
Contact: Kevin Henley
Phone: 415-574-6517
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Men Of Valor Academy

Phone: 510.567.1308
6118 International Blvd.
Oakland, CA. 94621-4207
http://www.menofvaloracademy.org/

DID YOU JUST RECENTLY GET OUT OF JAIL OR SOME FORM OF INCARCERATION AND HAVE NO WHERE TO STAY?  ARE YOU TIRED OF GETTING OUT OF JAIL AND GOING BACK TO YOUR SAME OLD ENVIRONMENT DEALING WITH THE SAME DRAMA? WELL, WE HAVE A PLACE FOR YOU TO GO. IF YOU ARE SERIOUSLY COMMITTED TO CHANGING YOUR LIFE, CALL THE MEN OF VALOR ACADEMY IMMEDIATELY! WE OFFER AN 18 MONTH PROGRAM THAT PROVIDES ALL NEEDS INCLUDING CLOTHES/MEALS/SHELTER/AND SPIRITUAL NEEDS. WE HAVE A 3 PHASE PROGRAM THAT WILL COVER LIFE SKILLS , EDUCATIONAL AND A CONSTRUCTION PROGRAM WHERE AFTER TRAINING WE PROVIDE JOB PLACEMENT. IF YOU ARE REALLY READY TO CHANGE YOUR LIFE CALL US IMMEDIATELY AT 510.567.1309 or 510.567.1308. THIS PROGRAM IS DESIGNED FOR EX OFFENDERS BY BISHOP BOB JACKSON OF “ACTS FULL GOSPEL CHURCH.” MAY GOD BLESS YOU IN YOUR TRAVELS.

Jobs/Job Training

CENTRAL CITY HOSPITALITY HOUSE

Position:                 Substitue Janitor ( on-call)
Compensation:             $12.00/hour
Status:                 Substitue ( non-exempt) open until filled
Website:                 Http://www.hospitalityhouse.org
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Central City Hospitality House

Position:                  Substitute Peer Service Advocate -TSHC/Shelter/Sixth Street                    Self-Help Center
Compensation:             $12.00/hour
Status:                 Substitute (on-call)
Website:                 Http://www.hospitalityhouse.org

CENTRAL CITY HOSPITALITY HOUSE

Position:                             Substitute Studio Assistant – Community Arts Program
COMPENSATION:              $12.00/hour
STATUS:                            Substitute, non-exempt, non-union position
DEADLINE:                        Open until filled. Internal deadline is 5pm, Tuesday, July 12, 2011; no exceptions.

Website:                            http://www.hospitalityhouse.org/
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TNDC – Tenderloin Nieghborhood Development

Position: Desk Clerk ($10.10/hour) Position Open till Filled
Fax: 415-776-3952
Fax Letter of Interest to
TNDC Human Resources
201 Eddy St.
San Francisco, Ca. 94102
http://www.tndc.org/jobs-tndc/

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The Sign and Allied Crafts Union No. 510 Display Union

NO FEE IS REQUIRED TO START WORKING HERE

Hours: 8:30 – 4:00 Monday-Friday
Phone: (415) 468-7280 (see below for extensions)
Fax: (415) 468-4004
Training Message Tape: (415) 468-4005
Extra’s Message Tape: (415) 675-9707
250 Executive Park Blvd, Suite 4850
San Francisco CA 94134 (map)
http://www.local510.org/
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St. Anthony’s Foundation Homeless Kitchen

Position: Security Guard
Phone: 415-592-2732
http://www.stanthonysf.org/
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SOMEC has job openings

Phone: 415-865-3131 ASK FOR HERB
3042 16th Street (16TH and Mission)
San Francisco, CA
http://www.missionhiringhall.org/

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Telecom Inc. Telemarketing

2201 Broadway suite 103
Oakland,Ca
Phone: 510-873-8283
Always hires ex offenders willing to give you a second chance if you want one
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Goodwill Industries

ONE YEAR PAID JOB TRAINING
Phone: OAKLAND OFFICE – 510-698-7204
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Youth Employment Partnership (YEP)

Phone: 510-533-3447
2300 International Blvd.
Oakland, CA 94601
Hours: 8:00-6:00 Monday thru Friday
http://www.yep.org/
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Evergreen Valley College Career Center

3095 Yerba Buena Road
San Jose, CA 95135
(408) 274-7900, ext. 6620
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Momentum For Health  (assists people with mental illness who wish to re-enter the job market)

https://momentumforhealth.org/
Momentum Office
438 North White Road
San Jose CA 95127
(408) 254-6828

Momentum Outpatient
2001 The Alameda
San Jose, Ca, 95126
(408) 261-7777

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Central County Occupational Center/Program (CCOC)

760 Hillsdale Avenue
San Jose, CA  95136
(408) 723-6400
www.metroed.net
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California Department of Industrial Relations  (call for apprenticeship-program information in Santa Clara, Monterey, San Benito, San Mateo, and Santa Cruz counties)

Division of Apprenticeship Standards
100 Paseo de San Antonio, Suite 1253
(408) 277-1273

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BELOW ARE WEBSITES THAT ADVERTISE JOBS FOR EX-OFFENDERS

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Felony Friendly Jobs

Hard2Hire
Website: http://www.hard2hire.com/
FREE job placement for people with a criminal record Hard2Hire helps people who have the hardest time creating their own pathway to prosperity. People with disabilities, ex-offenders, older workers, and many others can find their way forward using their web service.

IMDiversity.com
Website: http://www.imdiversity.com/
IMDiversity.com is dedicated to providing career and self-development information to all minorities, specifically African Americans, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, Latino/Hispanic Americans, Native Americans and women. The goal of IMDiversity.com is to provide you with access to the largest database of equal opportunity employers committed to workplace diversity.

Jails to Jobs
Website: http://jailstojobs.org/
Jails to Jobs is an organization that gives ex-offenders the tools they need to find employment. On their website you’ll find a step-by-step plan to follow as you carry out your job search. From researching potential employers and writing resumes to handling interviews and more—it’s all there, with advice tailored to the special needs of those recently released from jail and prison. This is an incredible resource!

Jobs for Felons
Website: http://www.jobsforfelons.net/
Jobs for felons offers employment for felons online, jobs for convicted felons, and other legal money making opportunity tips and advice.

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BUSINESS START-UP WEBSITES FOR EX-OFFENDER ENTREPRENEURS

AllBusiness.com
Website: http://www.allbusiness.com/
AllBusiness.com is the world’s largest online resource for small businesses, providing essential tools and resources to start, grow, and manage your business. AllBusiness.com brings you real-world expertise and practical advice from some of the best minds in small business:
Their services include –  A unique core of world-class bloggers  that provide in-depth subject-matter knowledge in key topics from sales and marketing to human resources and technology.

A large and growing library of how-to articles that offers quick, insightful tips to improve your business.

Videos and podcasts about starting a business, adding important voices to your network of experts.

One of the best list of new business franchise opportunities in the country
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Minority Business Development Agency
Website: http://www.mbda.gov/
MBDA provides funding for a network of Minority business centers located throughout the Nation. The Centers provide minority entrepreneurs with one-on-one assistance in writing business plans, marketing, management and technical assistance and financial planning to assure adequate financing for business ventures.
Minority Business Enterprise Centers in California (MBEC)
The mission of the California MBEC is to actively promote the growth and competitiveness of Minority Business Enterprises via 3 areas of service:

Access to Capital (loans, lines of credit, surety bonds)

Contracting which involves assisting minority business in finding public and private sector sales and contracting opportunities

Technical Assistance
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MoreBusiness.com
Website: http://www.morebusiness.com/
MoreBusiness.com is an award-winning, one-stop resource website for entrepreneurs. Created in 1994, MoreBusiness.com is filled with sample business plans, marketing plans, templates, sample contracts and business agreements to help entrepreneurs start and grow a small business.
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SCORE Counselors to America’s Small Business
Website: http://www.score.org/

SCORE provides free and confidential small business advice for entrepreneurs they offer advice both online and in-person at one of their 364 offices nationwide. SCORE’s 13,000 volunteer mentors have more than 600 business skills. Volunteers are working or retired business owners, executives and corporate leaders who share their wisdom and lessons learned in business.
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The Idea Café: “A Fun Approach to Serious Business”
Website: http://www.businessownersideacafe.com/

Once upon a time, a long time ago (like the 1980′s) it was almost impossible for an entrepreneur to get the info needed to start and run a business. Just finding what government agencies you’d have to sign up with, report to, and pay taxes to was a Sisyphean task. Today, the opposite problem confounds entrepreneurs — there’s so much info you can’t even begin to digest it — especially now with the Web.
Being seasoned entrepreneurs, we knew what people who run small businesses need and want. So in Summer 1995, we started dishing up flavorful business fare at www.ideacafe.com. Entrepreneurs need critical info fast, so they can take action now. They hate textbooks, they hate people who don’t know what it’s like trying to tell them what to do. So at Idea Cafe, we serve info fast, fresh, friendly and for real.
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United States Small Business Administration
Website: www.sba.gov/starting_business/index.html
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) was created in 1953 as an independent agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation. We recognize that small business is critical to our economic recovery and strength, to building America’s future, and to helping the United States compete in today’s global marketplace. Although SBA has grown and evolved in the years since it was established in 1953, the bottom line mission remains the same. The SBA helps Americans start, build and grow businesses.

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Breaking Barriers to Employment

Elmo Allen Slider Community Clubhouse
7851 35th Ave. Sacramento, CA 95824 map

Ph. (916) 583-1215

Breaking the Barriers to Employment Montly Seminars; Identifying and resolving the issues and barriers of our client’s obstacles in obtaining employment. Provide information and instruction for a more effective and efficient view of employment opportunities. Increasing the clients knowledge base tool box of services available after incarceration through a coalition of community service providers. Providing current formerly incaecerated friendly employers and services, along with current listings of job openings in the Sacramento area. Breaking Barriers New Flyer>>
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New Choice Program

7000 Franklin Boulevard, Suite 540,
Sacramento, CA 95823 map
Ph. (916) 391-1603

Employment agency and Work Readiness Training for ex-felon and ex-offender employment. Employment and job Placement Assistance for felons.

Resume Building
On-The-Job Training employment for felons.
Drivers License and CA ID Support
Funding for Vocational Training
Funding for Interview and Work Clothing

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LEGAL HELP FOR EX OFFENDERS
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THE EASTBAY LAW CENTER

Phone: 510.548.4040
http://www.ebclc.org/
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DO YOU WANT TO GET YOUR RECORD EXPUNGED IN SAN FRANCISCO?

CLEAN SLATE PROGRAM

Phone: 415.553.9329
http://sfpublicdefender.org/services/
Ask for Ms. Bella tell her you were referred by Fleetwood from The Homeboy Hotline
http://sfpublicdefender.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/Application.Package.2012.pdf
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LEGAL ACTION CENTER

Phone: 212- 243-1313
Toll free: 1-800-223-4044
Fax: 212- 675-0286
E-Mail: lacinfo@lac.org Legal Action Center
225 Varick Street
New York, NY 10014
http://www.lac.org
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WORKFORCE SERVICES DIVISION

722 Capitol Mall, MIC 50,
Sacramento, CA 95814 map
Ph. (916) 654-7799

The Federal Bonding Program provides fidelity bonding insurance coverage to individuals with criminal histories and other high-risk job applicants who are qualified, but fail to get jobs because regular commercial bonding is denied due to their backgrounds.

The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) is a federal tax credit to reduce the federal tax liability of private for profit employers to be used as an incentive for employers to hire individuals from eight different targeted groups: TANF recipients, veterans, ex-felons, high risk youth, summer youth, Food Stamp recipients, SSI recipients, and vocational rehabilitation referrals.
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LEGAL ASSISTANCE

Free or low-cost legal resources, both in civil and criminal law, are helpful to individuals with criminal histories in learning about relevant state laws governing the expungement or sealing of criminal histories or addressing other legal issues resulting from having a criminal history.
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State Public Defender – California Public Defender Association (CPDA)
http://www.claraweb.us/
Contact: California Public Defender Association (CPDA), 3273 Ramos Circle, Suite 100  Sacramento, CA 95827
Phone:  916-362-1686
Email: cpda@cpda.org
Help with expungement of criminal record
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Clean Slate Program
A criminal arrest or conviction may present barriers to obtaining employment, housing, education and public benefits. The Public Defender’s Office Clean Slate Program helps its clients clean their records in order to overcome these barriers. If you are not currently represented by a deputy public defender, you can download information about the Clean Slate Program here: Clean Slate Program Instructions, Procedures, and Application (PDF) You can also visit during Clean Slate drop-in hours: locations and times are listed on our Contact page.
http://sfpublicdefender.org/contact/

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Legal Barriers to Employment Project

 http://www.baylegal.org/client-services/LBEPdetail
How to Get Help: http://www.baylegal.org/get-help/
Contact: Legal Barriers to Employment Project  Bay Area Legal Aid  San Francisco County Regional Office  50 Fell Street, 1st Floor  San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone: 800-551-5554
Legal advocate working on helping ex-offenders overcome barriers to employment.
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East Bay Community Law Center

 http://www.ebclc.org/
Contact: East Bay Community Law Center  2921 Adeline Street, Berkeley, CA 94703
Phone:  510-548-4040
Email: webinquiry@ebclc.org
EBCLC provides desperately-needed legal services to the low-income community in the areas of housing, welfare, HIV & health, homelessness and economic development. They also assists clients with legal barriers to employment, including criminal records.
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The National Center for Youth Law

 http://www.youthlaw.org/
Contact:  National Center for Youth Law  405 14th Street, 15th Floor
Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: 510-835-8098
Email: info@youthlaw.org
The National Center for Youth Law (NCYL) uses the law to improve the lives of low-income children. NCYL works to ensure that low-income children have the resources, support, and opportunities they need for healthy and productive lives. Much of NCYL’s work is focused on poor children who are additionally challenged by abuse and neglect, disability, or other disadvantage.
NCYL also is working to prevent barriers to employment for adult and juvenile ex-offenders.
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Neighborhood Legal Services of LA County

 http://www.nls-la.org/
Contact:  Neighborhood Legal Services of LA County  13327 Van Nuys Boulevard  Pacoima, CA 91331
Phone: 800-433-6251
NLSLA helps people in need of legal representation or advice but cannot afford it. NLSLA provides legal services that lead to improved health, expanded economic opportunities and neighborhood development. Help is available at no cost to qualifying residents in the areas of Family Law, Immigration Law, Administrative (Public Benefits) Law, Housing Law, Employment Law, Health Law and Community and Consumer Law.
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Social Justice Law Project

Contact:  Social Justice Law Project  510 16th Street, Suite 201
Oakland, CA 94612
Phone:  510-893-1146
Email: socialjusticelaw@hotmail.com
The Social Justice Law Projects are advocates working on the issues of employment, licensing, and housing problems. They bring impact litigation on behalf of persons with conviction and arrest records in the employment, licensing, and housing areas. They also work in the area of arrest record dissemination.
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Voluntary Legal Services of Sacramento

517 12th Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
Ph. (916) 551-2102 x3 or (916) 551-2155

Free help to prepare the legal documents and facilitate all other aspects of the expugement process for the low income ex-offenders within the County of Sacramento, CA.

Go to: Career Center, 915 Broadway, Sacramento, CA  Ph. (916)324-6202
“Walk in” and (no phone appointments) make an appointment in person only Monday morning at 8:00 a.m.
Appointments are made for each Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of that week.

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State Public Defender – California Public Defender Association (CPDA)

Website: http://www.claraweb.us/
Contact: California Public Defender Association (CPDA), 3273 Ramos Circle, Suite 100  Sacramento, CA 95827
Phone:  916-362-1686
Email: cpda@cpda.org
Help with expungement of criminal record
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OneJustice
http://one-justice.org/
Contact:  OneJustice, 433 California Street, Suite 815, San Francisco, CA 94104
Phone:  415-834-0100
Email: tdo@one-justice.org
OneJustice works with lawyers and law students to empower California’s ex-offenders who need legal help just to meet essential life necessities. OneJustice makes sure the help is there when and where it is needed.
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Legal Barriers to Employment Project
http://www.baylegal.org/client-services/LBEPdetail
How to Get Help: http://www.baylegal.org/get-help/
Contact: Legal Barriers to Employment Project  Bay Area Legal Aid  San Francisco County Regional Office  50 Fell Street, 1st Floor  San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone: 800-551-5554
Legal advocate working on helping ex-offenders overcome barriers to employment.
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East Bay Community Law Center

http://www.ebclc.org/
Contact: East Bay Community Law Center  2921 Adeline Street
Berkeley, CA 94703
Phone:  510-548-4040
Email: webinquiry@ebclc.org
EBCLC provides desperately-needed legal services to the low-income community in the areas of housing, welfare, HIV & health, homelessness and economic development. They also assists clients with legal barriers to employment, including criminal records.

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Neighborhood Legal Services of LA County

http://www.nls-la.org/
Contact:  Neighborhood Legal Services of LA County  13327 Van Nuys Boulevard  Pacoima, CA 91331
Phone: 800-433-6251
NLSLA helps people in need of legal representation or advice but cannot afford it. NLSLA provides legal services that lead to improved health, expanded economic opportunities and neighborhood development. Help is available at no cost to qualifying residents in the areas of Family Law, Immigration Law, Administrative (Public Benefits) Law, Housing Law, Employment Law, Health Law and Community and Consumer Law.
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Social Justice Law Project

Contact:  Social Justice Law Project  510 16th Street, Suite 201  Oakland, CA 94612
Phone:  510-893-1146
Email: socialjusticelaw@hotmail.com
The Social Justice Law Projects are advocates working on the issues of employment, licensing, and housing problems. They bring impact litigation on behalf of persons with conviction and arrest records in the employment, licensing, and housing areas. They also work in the area of arrest record dissemination.
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CRIMINAL RECORD REPOSITORY
California Department of Justice

http://ag.ca.gov/fingerprints/security.php
Contact: Record Review Unit, P.O. Box 903417
Sacramento, CA 94203
Phone: 916-227-3835
This is the agency individuals may contact to obtain a copy of their state rap sheet and learn about the process of sealing, expunging or cleaning it up. The criminal record repository can also tell the individual who else is legally entitled to have access to his or her record.
Fingerprints and the reason for requesting a copy of a criminal history must be submitted, along with a $25 fee, to the California Department of Justice.

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California Employment Development Department

Website: http://www.edd.ca.gov/
7222 Capitol Mall, MI 50
Sacramento, CA. 95814

Contact: Susan Felt, State Bonding Coordinator

Address: CA Employment Development Dept, 800 Capitol Mall, MIC-50, Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: 916 654 7799
Email: susan.felt@edd.ca.gov

The Federal Bonding Program provides fidelity bonding insurance coverage to individuals with criminal histories and other high-risk job applicants who are qualified, but fail to get jobs because regular commercial bonding is denied due to their backgrounds.
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Workforce Opportunity Tax Credit (WORC)

http://www.edd.ca.gov/jobs_and_training/Work_Opportunity_Tax_Credit.htm
Contact: EDD WOTC Center, 2901 50th Street
Sacramento, CA 95817-2399
Phone: 1-866-593-0173
The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) is a federal tax credit to reduce the federal tax liability of private for profit employers to be used as an incentive for employers to hire individuals from eight different targeted groups: TANF recipients, veterans, ex-felons, high risk youth, summer youth, Food Stamp recipients, SSI recipients, and vocational rehabilitation referrals.
C. Unemployment Insurance Office
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Legal Barriers to Employment Project

Website: http://www.baylegal.org/client-services/LBEPdetail
How to Get Help: http://www.baylegal.org/get-help/
Contact: Legal Barriers to Employment Project  Bay Area Legal Aid  San Francisco County Regional Office  50 Fell Street, 1st Floor  San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone: 800-551-5554
Legal advocate working on helping ex-offenders overcome barriers to employment
__________________________________________________________________California Public Defenders Association

10324 Placer Lane, Sacramento, CA 95827 map

(916) 362-1686 x 304

Information Listing for help with legal services including resources for State and Federal court decision updates.

Additional Ex-offender Resources
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Employment Development Department

Website: http://www.edd.ca.gov/unemployment/
Location: 722 Capitol Mall, MIC 83, Sacramento, CA 95814
Unemployment compensation is a social insurance program designed to provide benefits to most individuals out of work, generally through no fault of their own, for periods between jobs. In order to be eligible for benefits, jobless workers must demonstrate that they have worked, usually measured by amount of wages and/or weeks of work, and must be able and available for work.
The unemployment compensation program is based upon federal law, but administered by states under state law.
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Workforce Services Division
722 Capitol Mall, MIC 50, Sacramento, CA 95814 map
Ph. (916) 654-7799
The Federal Bonding Program provides fidelity bonding insurance coverage to individuals with criminal histories and other high-risk job applicants who are qualified, but fail to get jobs because regular commercial bonding is denied due to their backgrounds.

722 Capitol Mall, MIC 50, Sacramento, CA 95814 map
Ph. 1-866-593-0173
The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) is a federal tax credit to reduce the federal tax liability of private for profit employers to be used as an incentive for employers to hire individuals from eight different targeted groups: TANF recipients, veterans, ex-felons, high risk youth, summer youth, Food Stamp recipients, SSI recipients, and vocational rehabilitation referrals.

Voluntary Legal Services of Sacramento

517 12th Street, Sacramento, CA 95814 map

Ph. (916) 551-2102 x3 or (916) 551-2155

Free help to prepare the legal documents and facilitate all other aspects of the expugement process for the low income ex-offenders within the County of Sacramento, CA.

Go to: Career Center, 915 Broadway, Sacramento, CA 916-324-6202

“Walk in” and (no phone appointments) make an appointment in person only Monday morning at 8:00 a.m.

Appointments are made for each Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of that week. __________________________________________________________________

Legal Services for Prisoners with Children

1540 Market Street, Suite 490, San Francisco, CA 94102
415-255-7036

“LSPC is a non-profit organization with a history of over thirty years of working to restore rights of incarcerated and formerly-incarcerated people, release people from prison &reunify people, families and communities during and after incarceration


Center For Employment Training 

CET offices are located in the following locations in Northern California (see below for Southern CA offices):
https://cetweb.edu/

San Jose
701 Vine St.
San Jose, CA. 95110
408-534-5360
sanjose@cet2000.org

Soledad
930 Los Coches Drive
Soledad, CA 93960
831.678.0448
soledad@cet2000.org

Watsonville
10 Blanca Lane
Watsonville, CA 95076
831.728.4551
watsonville@cet2000.org

Salinas
421 Monterey Street
Salinas, CA 93901
831.424.0665
salinas@cet2000.org