Center for Living and Learning

Project Manager-Interim Housing

The Project Manager is responsible for guiding, developing,
and overseeing the Center for Living and Learning’s (CLL) evolving portfolio of interim
housing programs for participants reentering the community from incarceration and/or
substance use treatment. The Project Manager will oversee all daily operations related
to CLL housing facilities.

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L.A. County Training Center (Fire Camp) Jobs Available

The Los Angeles County Training Center (Fire Camp) is hiring! The positions of Program Manager, Office Manager, Job Developer, Life Coach, Overnight Program Monitor, and Weekend Program Monitor are all accepting applications. The below LACTC positions are non-county jobs, hired through a contracted service provider. All applicants should apply directly following the links below.

DHCS is seeking a mission-driven MD/DO to guide DHCS’ ambitious agenda to ensure high-quality and accessible mental health and substance use disorder services in Medi-Cal and other public programs. Full-time telework permitted. Board certifications in psychiatry and addiction medicine or addiction psychiatry preferred. For more information, please visit the Cal Careers website.

DHCS is hiring for our fiscal, human resources, legal, auditing, health policy, and information technology teams. For more information, please visit the CalCareers website.

Fire Camp Job Training Program

L.A. County Justice, Care and Opportunities Department Opens Applications for the Los Angeles County Training Center (LACTC)

LACTC is a residential job training program and will be located in Calabasas, CA. Participants will receive free certifications and hands-on job training in fire services, free on-site residential services, meals, career counseling, life skills training, and job placement assistance. Participation is 100% voluntary but will require a commitment of up to 12 months to complete all trainings and certifications.

LACTC will focus on providing transition-age youth an opportunity to get certifications and experience in preparation for careers in fire service, forestry, hazmat and more.

*All applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, subject to program space availability.

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Youth Justice LA

Now Hiring! LA 4 Youth Lead Organizer


DHCS is hiring for our fiscal, human resources, legal, auditing, health policy, and information technology teams. For more information, please visit the CalCareers website.

The Homecoming Project is hiring!

We are currently hiring for a Sr. Program Manager for the LA-based Homecoming Project. This person will help lead the launch of The Homecoming Project, LA.


DHCS is hiring


DHCS has an immediate opening for Chief, Financial Review-Outpatient and Behavioral Health Division within the Audits & Investigation program; the filing deadline is July 6

DHCS is also hiring for our communications, fiscal, human resources, legal, auditing, health policy, and information technology teams. For more information, please visit the CalCareers website.

Upcoming PLACE Programs at WERC

Community Health Worker | Department of Health
40+ positions Throughout Los Angeles County
Training Dates: August 2023

Grounds Maintenance Worker, Department of Beaches & Harbors
15 positionsThroughout LA County Beaches
Number of Jobs: 15 positions
Training Dates: Begins August 2023

For more info about WERC and the PLACE program, download the Brochure

A New Way of Life is Hiring!
  • Senior Staff Attorney
  • Staff Attorney
  • Project Coordinator
  • Policy & Advocacy Manager
  • Executive Administrative Assistant
  • LCSW Social WorkerFormerly incarcerated individuals or those impacted by the criminal justice or child welfare system are encouraged to apply.

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Center for Council

Program Coordinator

More Info and how to Apply

Midnight Mission Seeks CEO

The Midnight Mission is a comprehensive homeless shelter and homeless services provider centered in the Skid Row area of downtown Los Angeles. Mike Anderson will be retiring in 2023 after seven years as CEO of The Midnight Mission, an organization that has only had five leaders in its 109-year history.



ODR LEAD seeks Staff Analyst

We are recruiting for a program manager (staff analyst). This is a CFCI funded contract position (not a county position). The individual would work at ODR on our LEAD programs. LEAD is a voluntary pre-arrest diversion program that uses a harm reduction framework. It's a key strategy in the original ATI report.


JCOD is hiring!

Open Role: Senior Clinical Social Worker
Will support reentry programming. The position will provide clinical oversight and technical assistance to approximately 30 contracted community-based organizations serving justice system-impacted individuals through the Reentry Intensive Case Management Services (RICMS) program and the Skills and Experience for the Careers of Tomorrow (SECTOR) employment program.

More Info and Apply

Open Role: Reentry Housing Coordinator
Will support programming for justice system impacted individuals. The position will help process referrals, assist with data collection and reporting, and provide overall administrative assistance to the Breaking Barriers Rapid Rehousing and Employment Program and the Reentry Interim Housing Program.More Info and Apply

For more open positions in JCOD, click:  My Job Search

Job Opening at CURB (Californians United for a Responsible Budget)

Full-Time Statewide Coordinator: Policy/Advocacy, 2023

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Friends Outside In Los Angeles County Job Specialist (“Sector” Grant Program)

The Job Specialist will provide employment services to members of the reentry population, using a cohort model. This full-time position (40 hours/week) will work from an office in Inglewood.

TO APPLY: Submit your cover letter and resume with “Sector Job Specialist” in subject line to:sbell@friendsoutsidela.org


50 Positions to fill!

The California Mental Health Services Authority (CalMHSA), in partnership with the state of California Department of Healthcare Services (DHCS), awards SHIELDS for Families CalHOPE Support Program (CHSP) Grant!

40 Support Specialists: Salary $42,000 to $49,000

10 Support Specialists Supervisors: Salary $50,000 to $62,400

CTC Campaign Coordinator Job Description

Cancel the Contract: Antelope Valley (CTC-AV), a program of Paving the Way Foundation, is seeking a Campaign Coordinator to drive the day to day work of the CTC Coalition and programs. This position is a full-time, and requires exclusivity

To apply, please submit a resume, along with either a cover letter or a short video (under 2 minutes) on why you are pursuing this position and why you are the right candidate, as well as 3 professional references to programdirector@cancelthecontract.org with the subject


Come join the Justice, Care and Opportunities Department!

We are currently seeking a Director of External Affairs and an Administrative Deputy II.

Please click on the respective job titles for more information.

Applications accepted until the positions are filled.

Covid Behind Bars Project, UCLA Project Manager (part time, remote)

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National Alliance to End Homelessness

Director, Lived Experience Innovation (72- 108k)


Department of Youth Development

The Department  is now officially looking to grow its team to help fully realize the vision of Youth Justice Reimagined.

  1. Youth Development Ambassador 
  2. Youth Development Specialist 
  3. Youth Development Supervisor 

For more information, please contact Kelly Ty at KTy@hr.lacounty.gov or (213) 351-2929

Healthcare Staffing Professionals

has an immediate need for Supervising Community Health Workers to support the expansion of Trauma Prevention Initiative services within four communities of South Los Angeles and to new communities including East Los Angeles/Commerce, Puente Valley, Pomona, Hawaiian Gardens, and Antelope Valley.


LA Room & Board is HIRING!!!

LA Room & Board was recently awarded nearly $43 million dollars in grant funding (through Project Homekey 2.0) to acquire and operate two new housing facilities in Boyle Heights (Dunamis House) and East Hollywood (Excelsior House) Additionally, we’re piloting a new program for nearly 20 students in Hollywood and still operating the Opportunity House This means we’ll be operating housing programs at 4 locations across Los Angeles.

  • One (1) Director of Residential Learning & Student Success | Salary: $105,000
  • One (1) Coordinator, Academic Success & College Completion | Salary: $77,500
  • One (1) Coordinator, Job Readiness & Career Development | Salary: $77,500
  • Six (6) Clinical Case Managers | Salary: $77,500
  • Four (4) Line Cooks | Salary: $65,000
  • One (1) Office Manager | Salary: $75,000
  • One (1) Administrative Assistant | Salary: $65,000
  • Three (3) Community Managers | Salary: $60,000 + on-site housing & meals

For More Info: jobs@larnb.org

Advancement Project California

is currently looking for folks who want to create a more racially and economically just California where everyone can thrive. Apply to one of our four open positions today!


"IT IS OUR TIME NOW! To organize ourselves and our communities as we reset and reboot our local economy coming out of this pandemic on top of epidemics.

Please spread the word that So FI Stadium has 3,000 jobs in Local Hiring. . The Clippers are coming next with Local Hiring . LAX has 14 $ Billion in Local Hiring. The Vermont/Manchester “SEED” Development project will have a direct impact on LA Metro’s 100 billion $ in Local Hiring. Jordan Downs Housing Development Project is a little less than 1 Billion $ with Local Hiring .

We either do this now or be “Gentrified”.

This is our “Kairos” moment. It is now time to converge our talents, gifts, skill, abilities, and assets in solidarity (singularity).

Call, text, or email me if you need a single point of contact for these Local Hiring Opportunities or stop by a local AJCC office (America’s Job Center of California) https://probation.lacounty.gov/invest-program/invest-locations/"

Brad Carson/DPOII
Offender Workforce Development Specialist
InVest Program/ AJCC
(323) 806-1093

Housing for Health

is hiring over 40 full-time Community Health Workers to support our COVID vaccination efforts in people experiencing homeless and those who are at risk of becoming homeless.

These field-based positions will be based throughout Los Angeles.

Job Description

A New Way of Life is Hiring

If interested, send cover letter and resume to careers@anewwayoflife.org.
Please add the position you are applying for in the subject line.

(Click on titles below to view job descriptions.)

Human Resources Manager
Staff Attorney
Housing Coordinator
Maintenance Technician
Clinical Social Worker
Development Associate

Formerly incarcerated persons are encouraged to apply.

ODR Hiring Data Analyst for Reentry Services

The position will be for one year to start with the potential to extend contingent upon the availability of grant funds.



Applications accepted Monday, April 26, 2021 at 8:00 a.m.
through Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.

For more information or to access the online application (opening Monday), please visit the County of Los Angeles jobs website: CLICK HERE

Public Health Alliance –

Program Associate II


Justice Accelerator Fund 

Strategy and Operations Lead


Urban Peace Institute

Smart Justice Policy Associate


The Debt Collective

California Abolition/Anti-Carceral Organizer


Lo Angeles Centers for Alcohol and Drug Abuse (L.A. CADA)
Santa Fe Springs, CA

Peer Mentor

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A New Way of Life: Multiple Positions Available
  • Human Resource Manager
  • Communications Manager
  • Maintenance Technician
  • Housing Coordinator

Formerly incarcerated persons are encouraged to apply.
If interested, send cover letter and resume to careers@anewwayoflife.org. Please add the position you are applying for in the subject line.

The Following Organizations consistently have open Positions:

LARRP Steering Committee member Healthright 360 currently has over 100 jobs in the Los Angeles area.

CLICK HERE to see them all!

Shields for Families

Over 15 positions are posted for a wide range of human services positions, including for program managers, administrative assistants, drivers, mental health coordinators, community health workers, and Controller. Joe Paul Jr., Director of Workforce Programs joined the LARRP Steering Committee in March. To see a full list of open positions with Shields, click here.

Volunteers of America

LARRP member organization VOA is looking to fill over 100 positions! VOA has dozens of openings for case managers, housing specialists, monitors, and outreach workers, as well as clinical directors, program managers and job developers. Do you see yourself giving back to the community, making a meaningful difference in impacted people’s lives, helping to end homelessness and keeping people out of the revolving doors of LA County jail? If so, there may be the right job for you here.


The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) Has many job openings.


2022 Highlights and 2023 Goals


In 2022 we continued our "Fair Chance Series - What's Next?," focused on increasing fair chance hiring within LA County departments and with LA County employers. We were named as contributors to the Board of Supervisors’ January 2022 motion on Implementing Fair Chance Hiring County Wide, and we sought and provided input to help increase fair chance hiring opportunities.

In addition, our committee hosted several informative presentations, including one by Monica Paraja Dominguez, Sr. Human Resources Manager, LA County Department of Human Resources, on Countywide Pipeline Programs, how to navigate the County website and creating a County profile. We also hosted two different presentations by the National Employment Law Project (NELP), which has been working to develop and track fair chance hiring policies for almost 20 years. These sessions focused on building worker power and improving fair chance hiring policies nationwide and in California.

Furthermore, we worked in conjunction with the Office of Diversion and Reentry and Unite LA to implement a three-part program aimed at improving connection to career pathways in technology for those impacted by the criminal legal system. The project consisted of a 10-session trainee program and a 6-session business accelerator program. We also provided lessons learned and recommendations for those in the reentry workforce to better connect participants with tech opportunities.

In 2023, we are working to increase awareness and compliance of fair chance hiring among employers, increase career training opportunities, and support legal and advocacy campaigns that benefit individuals impacted by the criminal legal system on a macro level. We are committed to creating equitable career opportunities for all and helping individuals achieve their career goals.

Worker's Rights Assistance

Our Worker's Rights team assists people with various employment issues including leave-related issues related to COVID-19, unemployment insurance benefits, state disability insurance, and issues related to unpaid wages, meal/rest break issues, and overtime issues.



Facebook Live Recording of ARC's amazing event

Fair Chance Hiring Best Practices"



Getting an Occupational License Despite a Conviction History:
A webinar for directly-impacted people in California

Here is the Google Drive folder with materials that were referenced in the webinar.

The application for the 2020-2021 cohort of the California Justice Leaders (CJL) is NOW OPEN!!

California Justice Leaders-AmeriCorps (CJL). CJL is a first of its kind AmeriCorps program that intentionally hires young adults who have had previous involvement with the justice system and have demonstrated successful re-entry into their communities.

CJL members will offer coaching and re-entry navigation for youths currently in or recently released from California’s juvenile facilities. As part of the job, CJL members also receive extensive personal and professional training and development.

REGISTER NOW! Space is Limited

Do you have a complaint about any CA employer?

Please use this LINK submit a complaint to California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, who handles these complaints.

They say this complaint process is currently very underutilized, and they need people to submit complaints in order to investigate. LARRP members would need to submit complaints directly to them in order for any action to be taken.

Click here to see the Fair Chance Presentation on this subject given to the LARRP Employment Committee July 2020

Survey: Employment and Application Experiences with A Criminal Record

Root and Rebound wants to support YOU in getting a job you want. Many employers unfairly consider records in the hiring process -- and their consideration may even be illegal under state law.

We created this survey to better understand your experience in applying for jobs in order for us to support you and others with criminal records as you apply for employment.

Take the Survey

Hire outside the box!

LARRP Employment Committee, Center for Living and Learning and LA:RISE showing up for #FairChanceHiring.

Employment Reentry Tools

AB 2138 "Fair Chance for Occupational Licensing" is coming into effect in July


Click here for the FACT SHEET


Facts and Myths: Health Care Employment Opportunities for People with Criminal Records

Hosted by the National Reentry Resource Center
Health care is one of the fastest-growing employment sectors in the country, with the demand for qualified workers greatly exceeding supply in many areas. But people who have criminal records are often unable to enter or advance within this relatively high-paying sector due to a complex web of legal barriers that make jobs and licenses difficult or impossible to obtain.

This webinar separates the myths from the facts about these barriers in order to develop a better understanding of the true scope and impact of employment-related collateral consequences in the health care sector.

INVEST is a program launched by LA County Workforce Development, Aging and Community Services (WDACS) and Probation Department, in collaboration with the County Office of Diversion and Re-Entry (ODR), to create employment opportunities for Adult Probationers in L.A. County. The program coordinates Probation supervision programs with the WDACS' workforce development system to provide training and support that will help Probationers enter into the workforce on a meaningful career path.


LARRP Employment Committee Chair
Maria Alexander
Amber Roth
Committee Goals

The goals of the Employment Work Group are to:

  • Research evidence-based/best practices in the areas of vocational and soft-skills training, apprenticeships, and on-the-job training;
  • Explore Community Benefit Agreements/labor agreements;
  • Identify entrepreneurial opportunities to improve and increase employment readiness and job placement for formerly incarcerated or convicted people in LA County.

Employment Committee Mission

 “To increase employment amongst the reentry population, resulting in greater stability, self-sufficiency, and an improved quality of life for the community at-large.”

Previous Employment Committee Presentations

To watch a recording of the January Employment Committee meeting:

CLICK HERE   and enter password o@U89u*C

Fair Chance Employment for Individuals in Reentry

Presented by Root & Rebound November 18, 2020


The July Employment meeting was a presentation on Fair Chance Laws and How to Report Violations.


Click here to see the presentation

Making the Business Case to Employers

In case you missed the meeting with a special presentation on “Making the Business Case to Employers”,  Click here for a recording Password : 9F+6raS6

Requested Materials form the meeting:

From Brianna Dau, The Fair Chance Hiring Took Kit

From Nirshila Chand her pilot testing called CareerGenius is "a cutting edge program reaching English/Spanish speakers who have a track record of career coaching, advising, recruiting, workforce development, etc.

In addition, recruiting participants who want help with planning your career path? Don’t know what skills you need to get hired? This is a volunteer-based program at the moment and free."  email Nirshila Chand


Click here for the
Ban the Box Fair Chance Initiative 

California Fair Chance Act (AB 1008) – “Ban the Box” Frequently Asked Questions


Employers with 26 or more employees:

07/01/2017                       $12.00
07/01/2018                       $13.25
07/01/2019                       $14.25
07/01/2020                       $15.00


Employers with 25 or fewer employees or Non-profit corporations with 26 or more employees with approval to pay a deferred rate:

07/01/2017                       $10.50
07/01/2018                       $12.00
07/01/2019                       $13.25
07/01/2020                       $14.25
07/01/2021                       $15.00

Employee Remedies including, but are not limited to, the following:

• Payment of wages unlawfully withheld;
• Payment of Sick Time Benefits unlawfully withheld; and/or
• An additional penalty of up to $120 to the Employee and up to $50 to the City for each day that either violation occurred or continued.
• In cases of retaliation, the Employee may be entitled to reinstatement and trebled the above.

An aggrieved Employee may file a civil court action.

Brookings has come out with a new report on occupational licensing.

Here’s a summary:
Occupational licensing - the legal requirement that a credential is obtained in order to practice a profession—is a common labor market regulation that ostensibly exists to protect public health and safety. However, by limiting access to many occupations, licensing imposes substantial costs: consumers pay higher prices, economic opportunity is reduced for unlicensed workers, and even those who successfully obtain licenses must pay upfront costs and face limited geographic mobility. In addition, licensing often prescribes and constrains the ways in which work is structured, limiting innovation and economic growth.

Researchers have studied these licensing impacts, and much of their analysis is well-summarized in a 2015 report released by the Obama administration. One important finding is that licensed workers tend to earn more than similar workers who are not required to obtain licenses: they receive a wage premium relative to unlicensed workers.

Click here to read the full article

Success Stories

Employment changes lives. Success is possible. We would like to share some of those success stories with you.

mcith_RickyRicky’s Story
Prior to accessing services in the community, Ricky lived life in the fast lane. He faced huge barriers in his job search; limited work experience, a felony conviction, and a large employment gap. He felt lost, and did not know how to explain these barriers to an employer. Despite his barriers, Ricky was determined to succeed.
Click here to read Ricky’s story.


mcith_ErnieErnie’s Story
“I grew up in Southeast Los Angeles where three generations of my family lived and began using drugs and alcohol at age seven. My father was a heroin supplier to the East Los Angeles area, and was either in prison or just never home.
Click here to read Ernie’s story


Ron’s Story

I left home when I was 17; I had been abused by my stepfather and had been using drugs for about 4 years. I ended up in Hollywood about a year later with no money and no place to live in 1977. I met many people involved with drugs and began using them myself. I spent the years between 1985 and 1999 going in and out of prison, being homeless and addicted to drugs.
Click here to read Ron’s story