Uncuffed, wants to speak with people who were recently incarcerated in CDCR prisons. Compensation will be $50 per participant. For an application or more information, please email uncuffed@kalw.org

Youth Empowerment Project

LARRP Partner, Tarzana Treatment Center, has a new program. It will provide diversion services to SFV youth referred through diversion programs at LAUSD schools, LAC Probation Department, Los Angeles School Police Department (LASPD), and Juvenile Drug Treatment Court (JDTC). They are also looking to recruit participants through referrals, from the community, and word of mouth!

Diversion services will include onsite screening, intake and assessment, intensive case management, cognitive behavioral group therapy, pro-social enrichment activities, workshops, and more! One of the main goals of the project is to provide youth with the support, services, and skills they need to be successful in the program and beyond to avoid involvement with the juvenile justice system. We want to instill youth with not only anti-recidivism resources but also connections that they can use as they navigate young adulthood.

If you think you may have youth who would benefit from this program or would like to learn more about what we are offering, please contact Celinia Lopez at 818-996-1051 ext. 1416 and by email at clopez@tarzanatc.org!

 

Free Training Opportunities from HHCLA and LAHSA!

Homeless Health Care Los Angeles’ Training and Education Department will offer three separate curricula through the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority’s Centralized Training Academy:

  • Curriculum I: Care Coordination and Systems Navigation
    (Intended for Entry Level and Newly Hired Staff)
  • Curriculum II: Applied Care Coordination and Systems Navigation
    (Intended for Mid-Level Direct Service Staff)
  • Curriculum III: Supervisory Training for Homeless Service Providers (Intended for Supervisory Staff) 

Each curriculum will be comprised of 35 hours of training. Each day will host 7 hours of training. Curriculum I will take place over the span of 5 consecutive business days, while Curricula II and III will meet once every two weeks (holidays providing). Trainees who attend all 5 modules of a curriculum will be awarded a Certificate of Completion unique to that curriculum.

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Virtual Workforce Development Opportunity

Our next cohort of programming for Workforce Ready will begin in March/April of 2021. As a reminder, Workforce Ready is a FREE 6-week virtual program valued at over $5,000 that offers short, online courses for youth (including justice involved youth, foster youth, youth with disabilities, home insecure, and others) to develop essential non-technical skills- including time management, creative problem solving, resume building, communication skill development, and professional relationship building.

After completion, participants receive a UNITE-LA x Cornerstone OnDemand WorkforceReady Certificate of Completion and will be placed on a priority list of “Job Ready” candidates for our employer partners (including Fortune 500 companies, tech firms, and many others). Please note that justice involved youth will receive a $100 gift card after completion of the program.

We will host an information session of the program in mid-January 2021.

Please fill this short survey if you’re interested in receiving more information. Also, feel free to contact Geraldine Jaimerena, at gjaimerena@unitela.com with questions and concerns.

Storytelling is one of the most powerful ways to educate the public, shift narratives and ultimately change policy.

The best way to ensure that California chooses progress, not prisons, is to share with our community what we stand to lose. We want to hear from YOU about the real-life impact that overspending on prisons has on your home and/or community.
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Felony convictions in California come with almost 5,000 legal obstacles that block people from stability and opportunity long after they have served their time. Share how you, your loved one or your community have been affected by barriers related to felony convictions.
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Help support and improve California’s reentry programs

Volunteer for a Research Study

The purpose of the study is to identify elements of reentry programs formerly incarcerated individuals found useful in obtaining and retaining employment

You may be eligible to participate in the study if you:

  • Were formerly incarcerated in the state of California
  • Participated in a reentry program while incarcerated and/or after leaving prison
  • Have held a job for a minimum of six months

All information is confidential, and your name will not be associated
with the study. To participate or for more information, please contact

LARRP Member, Bill Curtis, Ed.D. Candidate, American College of Education 4participants2020@gmail.com

CCJBH Snapshot of the 2020-21 California State Budget

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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

Defy Ventures Entrepreneurship Bootcamp Program

Defy Bootcamp Info SheetA 14-week program for people with criminal histories who want to explore entrepreneurship and develop their small business idea into formal business concept and pitch. The program is designed for adults (18 and over) who are stable in their reentry (employed and housed), have been out of custody for at least 6 months and have time to invest in the program. There is no cost for this program.

Recruitment and Admissions Timeline:

  • January 26, 6-7 pm - 1st Virtual Info Session led by Defy Staff
  • February 1 - Online Application Opens
  • February 9, 6-7 pm - 2nd Virtual Info Session led by Defy Staff
  • March 1 - Classes Begin

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Upsolve

Upsolve is a nonprofit web app that helps low-income Americans who can't afford a lawyer get a financial fresh start by filing for bankruptcy protection on their own. Upsolve helps people erase crushing debts. Thousands of people use Upsolve to recover from medical bills, credit card debt, and layoffs.

UPSOLVE

To learn more, check out Upsolve's guide to filing bankruptcy for free in California.

illume Restorative Culture Shift Institute Application

illume: Restorative Culture Shift Institute is a comprehensive 6-month Restorative Justice training program starting in January 2021. Participants will immerse themselves in Restorative Justice training to learn about the foundations of Restorative Justice through experiential learning modalities. Through training and coaching sessions, participants will cultivate a values-centered and identity-conscious approach to Restorative Justice with a lens of cultural humility, and intersectional empathy. Moreover, participants will develop dialogue and facilitation skills aligned with creating restorative spaces through games & teambuilders, Community Building and Harm & Conflict Circles, and relationship-building communication. illume: Restorative Culture Shift Institute will serve to prepare cohort members to implement restorative practices across a variety of contexts, including homes, schools, workplaces and communities.

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Cash for College Opportunity

L.A. Cash for College is providing a series of free virtual workshops to students, families, and community members throughout Los Angeles County. There will also be scholarship drawings for all students that participate!

For all workshops and links to register, please visit yourfuturela.com Please reach out to María Marquez Alvarez, at malvarez@unitela.com for additional information.

Survey on assessing resources and services for formerly incarcerated populations

Created by Public Health Professional, Nirshila Chand

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One Step Forward

An online guide for individuals & families looking for services, guidance on life after jail, prison, homelessness, substance abuse, mental health and job placement.

Learn MoreUn guía para individuos anteriormente encarcelados y familias afectadas por la Guerra contra las Drogas

Important Survey Results

The team at Root & Rebound is grateful to the many partners and CBOs who have filled out the Reentry Services Provider survey form, so we can better coordinate statewide support to people coming home from incarceration in California during the COVID-19 pandemic.
HERE are the responses to this survey, which include reentry services in counties across the state.

LARRP Partner - Commissary Club is new Social Network for formerly Incarcerated People

Y Combinator-backed employment platform 70 Million Jobs is launching a new social network geared toward helping formerly incarcerated individuals connect with each other. While 70 Million Jobs focuses on helping people with criminal records find jobs, Commissary Club wants to serve as a place for folks to find community.

Commissary Club link

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NIC announces new e-courses around correctional healthcare

The National Institute of Corrections is excited to announce three new e-courses around correctional healthcare and infection control, prevention and response - now available in its Learning Center! Information about each course and the respective learning objectives are outlined below:

  • Role of the Infection Prevention and Control Coordinator
  • Principles of Infection Control and Prevention
  • Corrections Outbreak Response

Developed by subject matter experts and leaders in infection control in correctional environments, these e-Courses provide practitioners with additional resources and training, supplementing the training that their home agencies make available. NIC’s eLearning opportunities allow busy correctional practitioners to learn at a pace that is comfortable for them – anytime, anywhere!

Register in the learning center today

Root & Rebound - Roadmap to Reentry

A California legal guide for people in reentry and their advocates.

Covers in Detail the following Topics:

  • The Building Blocks Of Reentry: Getting Id & Other Key Documents, Voting & Civic Participation
  • Parole & Probation
  • Housing
  • Public Benefits
  • Employment
  • Court-Ordered Debt
  • Family & Children
  • Education
  • Understanding & Cleaning Up Your Criminal Record
  • Tribal Issues
  • Immigration
  • Legal Aid Providers In California
  • Social Services In California

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Legal Services for Prisoners with Children, “Elder” Freeman Policy Fellowships and Communications Fellowship:

We are looking for two (2) formerly incarcerated people to join our team for an intensive 12-month fellowship program to learn grassroots organizing, legislative and administrative advocacy, and other strategies to run local and state campaigns with the goal of elevating the leadership of formerly incarcerated people in criminal justice reform.

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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

LAHSA Safe Parking Program

This programs provide people experiencing vehicular homelessness in Los Angeles County with safe, legal places to park and sleep overnight, and provide connections to case management and supportive services.

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National Survey for People with Incarcerated Loved Ones During COVID-19

Essie Justice Group and Color of Change are asking for people with incarcerated loved ones to share their experiences of having someone incarcerated during the COVID-19 pandemic through their national survey.

TAKE THE SURVEY

SHARE! Collaborative Housing Vacancies

As of the week of June 8th, SHARE! Collaborative Housing currently has 22 immediate vacancies for men, 12 immediate vacancies for women, and 1 LGBTQ+ vacancy. A full list of our vacancies, including locations and rent per month, can be found below.

SHARE! Collaborative Housing is now taking calls Monday through Friday from 1pm – 6pm. During that time we can connect the interested party directly with homeowners so they can make appointments to see the houses they’re interested in. We can also give them more information about what the SHARE! Collaborative Housing program offers and the process we work through.

The number to call is 1-877-742-7349. That's the number in the housing office, and it's toll-free.

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Goodwill 2nd Chance Program

We can help you find and maintain sustainable employment through our no-cost 2nd Chance Re-Entry Program, which helps individuals successfully transition back into the workforce.

Contact us today! Goodwill Workforce Services 130 Lombard Street, Oxnard, CA 93030 (805) 981-0130 secondchance@goodwillvsb.org

Dignity and Power Now Reentry and Anti-Recidivism Guide:

Twenty-one pages listing about fifty programs and organizations, community-based and governmental, offering a variety of support such as housing, health/mental health, financial support and planning, employment.

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Free Ged Courses

To learn more and register please contact Dorian Esters at (213) 267-8213 or via email at de@miguelcontrerasfoundation.org

Project Return
Peer Professional Training and Placement Program
Zoom based, online course. Accepting applications on a continual basis!
The Peer Professional Training & Placement program prepares people who are, or who have been, consumers of mental health services for roles in the public mental health system as employees or volunteers, able to support the recovery of others and transform our mental health systems through the skillful use of lived experience.