Pathways 4 Equity Program, a 12-month career fellowship

Exciting Opportunity for women who have been impacted by the criminal legal system!

We would like to select at least 3 women from the LA County area by the end of October 2021. They would go through a 3-month preparation phase then be placed in a 9-month career fellowship with an employer partner in the Long Beach area.

More Info and apply HERE

REDF Accelerator Application Now Open!

Do you lead a mission-driven business that hires and provides support to individuals striving to build a better life and overcome employment barriers? Are you ready to expand your network, extend your reach, and increase your impact? Apply to join the REDF Accelerator, a five month "mini-MBA" program designed exclusively for leaders of employment social enterprises.

The application for our next cohort - which begins on January 24, 2022 - is open now through Friday, October 22.


Help Envision the Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness

The U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) is in the process of creating a new Federal Strategic Plan, and we want your input.

Submit your comments HERE

The Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk (RR/CC) is seeking to identify partners to host a VSAP Flex Vote Center for the upcoming Gubernatorial Recall Election in September 2021.

The VSAP Flex Program will run during the voting period beginning Saturday, September 4 through Monday, September 13. VSAP Flex Vote Centers allow the RR/CC to provide targeted voting services on a scheduled basis to Los Angeles County voters. Flex Vote Centers provide all the services and equipment available at a traditional vote center. In response to COVID-19, VSAP Flex Vote Centers are fully equipped to ensure voter safety.

Flex Vote Centers will be scheduled for 4-8 hour voting windows. The schedule will depend on a variety of factors including availability, regional distribution and the expected number of voters. We ask our partner organizations to identify 2 volunteers to assist as Election Workers at the Flex Vote Center. They will be trained and receive a stipend for their service.

Click here to apply to host a VSAP Flex Vote Center!

The deadline to apply is Monday, August 6, 2021.


Interested in a Career with LA County?

Worker Education and Resource Center's training program connects individuals with barriers to employment to opportunities with various County Departments

f you are interested in attending an information session please call us at 213-639-2220 on Tuesdays and Thursdays or email us at and a Case Manager will contact you

Defy Ventures Entrepreneurship Bootcamp Program

The Defy Ventures Entrepreneurship Bootcamp is a 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:

  • June 1 - 1st Virtual Info Session led by Defy Staff
  • June 1 - Online Application Opens
  • June 15 - 2nd Virtual Info Session led by Defy Staff
  • July 12 - Classes Begin

More Info:
Apply here:

Youth Advisory Council

Application Deadline April 2, 2021


Women’s Foundation of California – Local Women’s Policy Institute Application

WPI-Local is an experiential, year-long fellowship open to community-based advocates from all 58 counties in California who want to address the inequities embedded in public institutions. The fellowship delivers training and tools, builds networks, and develops leadership skills to advance local policy campaigns and build power throughout the state.

To apply you will need a team of three or four collaborators and an idea for a local-level policy project that will advance racial, economic, and gender justice.

More Info


"All of us or None" is putting together a coalition to manage the California work of abolition - Abolishing Bondage Collectively (ABC). As the year progresses, we will be rolling out a comprehensive strategy, engaging the media and influencers, lawmakers and other entities, and centering your voice around this issue. We would welcome your full participation in the coalition. It will take all of us working together and sharing resources to finally eliminate this vestige of slavery. Please sign up for the ABC coalition and join the fight for freedom today. Register

Mental Health First Aid Training


Olive Support Services is happy to announce our free upcoming training in Mental Health First Aid. A certificate is issued upon successful completion of this virtual training

Download the Flyer for more info

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

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!


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.


Orange County Churches Host Eviction Diversion Application Help Sessions

Spectrum News 13 By Molly Duerig Orange County, Dec. 03, 2020


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 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.
Click here to tell your story

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.
Click here to tell your story

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

CCJBH Snapshot of the 2020-21 California State Budget


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

National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) Minority Fellowship Program for Addictions Counselors (MFP-AC)

The program will administer up to 40 Master’s degree-level counseling fellowships of $15,000 for addictions counseling students, plus the travel expenses to participate in other program-related trainings.

Deadline: December 15, 2021


The LARRP Ad Hoc Committee
on Public Health and Safety

According to L.A. Times: “As COVID-19 began hospitalizing and killing more people in Los Angeles last year, so did shootings in the street. The increased bloodshed, much of it linked to gangs, surged as the economy faltered, leading to the deadliest year of violence in L.A. in a decade.”

Unlike COVID 19, which spawned the creation of a vaccine to slow the ravages of the deadly virus in less than 12 months, there is, to date, no remedy for the persistent and chronic plague of the senseless civil war among our young black males.In mid August, I hosted a group of national experts on urban gun violence to consider remedies and long term solutions that will impact this civil war amongst young men and women of color. We as a people are having a “Come to Jesus Moment” addressing this issue in our community literally takes all of our collective will. Because no amount of money, without a persistent will of the people, will eradicate the level of violence we see escalating among our children.

At LARRP we felt it is urgent to address our local gun violence crisis. Thus we are launching the Ad hoc Committee on Public Health and Safety. More specific details to follow, but if you are interested in participating please sign up below.

Joe Paul
LARRP Managing Director

Sign up here

MEPS is working on a way to help re-entry populations stay healthy and away from drugs.

Want to participate and get paid?

Download the Brochure

Funding Racial Justice: Budget Advocacy Training for Community Power 2021 Application

The 2021 Funding Racial Justice: Budget Advocacy Training for Community Power program is designed for California community members, organizers, and advocates to learn local budget advocacy and research skills necessary to win equitable investment in their communities. The program includes a series of five 2.5-hour virtual sessions, running from August 31 through November 30, where cohort participants will deepen their local budget knowledge, build tools to perform an analysis and lead a local budget campaign, and receive one-on-one coaching to develop an individual budget campaign project.
Completed applications, which include short response questions and a 1-3 minute video, are due by July 20, 2021, 5 pm PST. Selected participants will be notified on Friday, August 6, 2021, by 5 pm PT.
Homeless healthcare Los Angeles Case Management Training

Modules are once a week for nine consecutive weeks. Please review dates carefully before registering.

Cohort 64 launching June 22nd!

Module 01 - June 22. 2021
Module 02 & 03 - June 29, 2021
Module 04 - July 6, 2021
Module 05 - July 13, 2021
Module 06 - July 20, 2021
Module 07 - July 27, 2021
Module 08 - August 3, 2021
Module 09 - August 10, 2021
Module 10 - August 17, 2021

REGISTER and More Info

Cohort 65 launching June 23rd!

Module 01 - June 23. 2021
Module 02 & 03 - July 1 2021
Module 04 - July 8, 2021
Module 05 - July 15, 2021
Module 06 - July 22, 2021
Module 07 - July 29, 2021
Module 08 - August 5, 2021
Module 09 - August 12, 2021
Module 10 - August 19, 2021

REGISTER and More Info

It's time to apply for a JFLA student loan!

Limited funding is available for full time students. JFLA will be lending a maximum of $7,500 per year to full time students.. Please see the chart below for the maximum loan amount for your program. Click here to lean more about our education loans.

Apply Today!

Current JFLA loan recipients: If you would like to re-apply for another loan, please email Please do not use the online application.

Homeless Healthcare Los Angeles

Cohort 61 launching April 7th!

Cohort 62 launching April 9th!

Cohort 63 launching April 20th!

CPL CAB Overview.docxCalifornia Policy Lab
Community Advisory Board

Help Guide Our Homelessness Prevention Research

More Info

Free Fitness with LARRP Partner The Phoenix

The Phoenix takes a new approach to recovery by fostering healing through fitness and personal connection. We offer activities for everyone – from weightlifting and boxing to running, hiking, and yoga.

Click Here to find a live class near you

Click Here For LA Schedule March
Click Here For Long Beach Schedule March

Facebook Link for the full schedule

AV Transitional Housing Program for adult males with qualified housing vouchers.

Olive Support Services is now accepting applications for February move-in. Please send referrals our way. Pleas contact us with any questions at 818-679-9166.

Download the flyer for more info

Project Place

Project Place is a free monthly listing of rental properties for low-income, senior, and veteran residents throughout Los Angeles and Ventura Counties. Information on COVID-19 renter protections, rental assistance, and transitional housing is also included.

Download Project Place

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



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.


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.


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 Please reach out to María Marquez Alvarez, at for additional information.

Survey on assessing resources and services for formerly incarcerated populations

Created by Public Health Professional, Nirshila Chand


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.

Cerritos College

An uplifting announcement for those impacted by the Criminal Justice System. Cerritos College has a great program to provide tangible resources and financial support for current or future students who are currently under supervision with the Los Angeles County Department of Probation. Those interested in learning more please contact: Mark Gambala, at

Do you work with Individuals with Substance Use Disorder who are Incarcerated or have been Formerly Incarcerated?

Join Our FREE Learning Collab, Receive Over $8K, and Pioneer an Evidenced-Informed Curriculum about the Chronic Nature of Addiction. Reach out to Mikayla Bobrow at to get started today!

Activities begin October 2021. We are registering interested organizations on a rolling basis. Dates subject to change

Your Input Is Needed:

The Los Angeles County Homeless Initiative developed 51 strategies in 2016 to address and prevent homelessness. The Board of Supervisors has called for a reassessment of the Homeless Initiative strategies so that the County can double down on proven solutions, make necessary modifications, and develop new approaches. Please attend one of 9 community input meetings to help update the Homeless Initiative strategies.


LA County American Rescue Plan Funding

LA County has received federal funding through the American Rescue Plan to help citizens reentering society after completing their sentences. People who are reentering society have a wide range of needs, and we hope this funding can be applied in a way that supports different aspects of the reentry journey. Will you take a few moments to share your thoughts on the needs of people that are reentering after completing their sentencing?


Third Party Administrators (Tpas)
Needed To Direct Care First Community Investments

Last week, the Board of Supervisors approved an unprecedented $187.7 million spending package to advance the county's care first, jails last vision with a series of direct community investments and funding for alternatives to incarceration—accelerating the process of creating a more just and equitable Los Angeles County for all residents.

As part of the package, known as the Care First Community Investment (formerly Measure J), more than $60 million will be allocated to direct community investments and many of those programs will be administered by a third party administrator(s) (TPA) with direct ties to the community.

The County is seeking qualified applicants to serve as the TPA(s).

CLICK HERE for more information and to apply.

L.A. CADA HIV Intervention Program

Download the Flyer

Breaking Barriers seeks referrals

Breaking Barriers is a visionary rapid rehousing program providing housing, tenancy support, case management, and employment services to adults on felony probation who are experiencing homelessness or unstable housing.

The Breaking Barriers program has secured Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) funding and is now open to a limited number of new referrals. Due to current funding requirements, Breaking Barriers has adopted specific eligibility criteria. At this time, we can only accept referrals who meet this new criteria.


A Restorative Conversation Toolkit

This toolkit was compiled by nuri nusrat and designed by Danbee Kim ( This toolkit is for anyone who wants to practice talking about conflict, things that are hard to talk about, things that hurt, in an attempt to: 1. understand the person in front of you; 2. address the impacts of harm, mutual harms, conflicts and more; 3. support those impacted in getting what they need to move forward in a way that supports their healing

CLICK HERE for the Toolkit

Bright Prospect is open for recruitment

Bright Prospect is a FREE, non-profit, college-access program founded and based in Pomona. Since 2002, we have worked with PUSD students starting in 9th grade all the way until they graduate from college!

Bright Prospect is open for recruitment for students that will enter 9th or 10th grade in the fall in PUSD. The Bright Prospect Interest Form to register your student can be found here: 


The LA County Youth Commission is accepting applications for its first cohort of Youth Commissioners. To learn more, the Youth Commission is hosting Information and Listening Sessions this week. Click here for the full schedule and sign up for a session here. You can also apply directly on the Youth Commission website.

Applications for the Youth Commissioners close June 4, 2021

Help support and improve California's Reentry Programs
Volunteer for a Reentry Program Research Study

To participate or for more information, please contact Bill Curtis, Ed.D. Candidate, American College of Education

A Step to Freedom

We currently have beds available at our FSP housing site for both men and women.


New Opportunities For Job Success After Incarceration With County-Wide “Sector” Program

Innovative program combines training, paid work experience, and mental health support to help participants enter high-growth sectors with living wage careers

The Los Angeles County Office of Diversion and Reentry (ODR), together with six community-based partner organizations, has launched Skills and Experience for the Careers of Tomorrow (SECTOR), a $4 million annual program aimed at helping people who have been to jail or prison or otherwise involved in the justice system develop the skills they need for well-paying jobs with opportunities for career advancement. Offered across Los Angeles County, the program combines an innovative sector-based approach with services tailored to the needs of people impacted by the justice system to help them get back to work and obtain fulfilling careers.


DAAC Looking for folks affected by the criminal-legal system

As you may know, the District Attorney Accountibility Coaltion (DAAC) is working on a project to counter the negative backlash LADA’s progressive reforms have received. We will make a series of 1 to 2 minute videos addressing the Los Angeles District Attorney’s new progressive directives to share on social media and websites.

We are still seeking individuals who may be able to address the following issues:

  • Victims’ services—Victims of a violent crime who would have benefitted from the services in the link
  • Victims who support the other reforms/directives
  • Misdemeanors—An individual who was charged with trespass, disturbing the peace, driving without a license, criminal threats, drug or paraphernalia possession, minor in possession of alcohol, drinking in public, under the influence, public intoxication, loitering, loitering to commit prostitution, or resisting arrest AND suffered long-term impacts.
  • Bail—Someone who was held in jail for a minor crime because he or she was unable to pay cash bail.

If you or anyone you know may be willing to appear in a short video addressing any of the issues listed above, please contact Megan at or (415) 424-7517.

Centralized Training Academy

Homeless Health Care Los Angeles and LAHSA will be launching additional cohorts of our Care Coordination and System Navigation Training, Applied Care Coordination & System Navigation, and Supervisory trainings, along with topical modules for Boundaries and Ethics, Harm Reduction, Motivational Interviewing, Trauma-Informed Care, and Working with Challenging Behaviors. These trainings serve to increase the capacity of homeless service providers operating within the Los Angeles Continuum of Care (LA CoC) through the provision of foundational training and professional development for direct service staff as they enter and continue to work within the homeless services sector.

Registration for all trainings will go LIVE at 8:00 AM PST on Tuesday, January 26th on the LAHSA Centralized Training Academy website: HERE 

Each course will be listed under either the "Care Coordination and Systems Navigation" or "Essential Skills" tabs on the left-hand menu

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

More Info

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


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.

More Info

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.

More info

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.


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.

More Info

Improving Outcomes For Registrants

An Employment Program Of Friends Outside In Los Angeles County

Friends Outside in Los Angeles County is pleased to announce a new employment program for Registrants. We are currently recruiting individuals to participate in our re-entry cohorts

Bringing Incarcerated Survivors into the #MeToo Movement

Incarcerated survivors can’t share their #MeToo stories through social media. That’s why JDI worked with people living in two South Carolina women’s prisons, along with artist Cathy Salser, to create #PrisonersToo — an art installation through which incarcerated people can tell their stories to each other and to the outside world.

View the video and the photos below to see the stories that incarcerated survivors are sharing with you. Then write your message, which will become part of the #PrisonersToo installation, letting incarcerated survivors know that you are listening and that their stories matter.


Project Return Peer Support Network

PRPSN Is Seeking To: Build Relationships For Re- Entry & Bilingual Peers In Service Areas 6 And 7. We Are Currently Ready To Offer: Peer Facilitated Support GroupsFor further information and to schedule a presentation for your staff and/or members please contact: Maria (Mari) Rodriguez, Reentry Specialist. Cell: 323-794-3190. Email: Web:

PRPSN also wishes to establish relationships with programs at re-entry and/or behavioral social service organizations.

Monthly Housing Rights in Your City

Learn how your city is protecting tenants and landlords during the COVID-19 pandemic. Join one of HRC's online workshops to learn the rights you have, where you live.



The ATI Office opened applications for its Incubation Academy.

The academy provides training, funding and technical assistance to new and existing community-based organizations, especially those run by Black, Latinx, and justice involved individuals.

The Incubation Academy builds capacity to deliver prevention and intervention service to justice involved individuals in their communities, giving judicial officers an alternative to incarceration in communities with the greatest needs.


CA COVID-19 Rent Relief

Whether it’s a health-related event or a significant financial hardship, COVID-19 has affected us all. As our state continues to recover, we are committed to keeping families housed and recognize that California renters and landlords have enough to worry about. We want to make sure that past due rent isn’t one of them.

CA COVID-19 Rent Relief will help income-eligible households pay rent and utilities, both for past due and future payments. The federal Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 provides funding to support the program and tenant (renter) protection laws signed by Governor Newsom.


Project Place: Monthly Rental Listing June 2021

Los Angeles & Ventura County Affordable Housing Opportunities


1(800) 477-5977 TTY (213) 201-0867

L.A. County releases daily jail ‘dashboard’

[Click image to view the online decarceration dashboard.]

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Tuesday released detailed data on the county jail population. Published in partnership with the Vera Institute of Justice, the jail “dashboard” is expected to be updated daily to help policymakers, advocates and researchers better understand the race, case status and incidence of mental illness — among other characteristics — of the people held behind bars.

View the website

Exciting Opportunity For Formerly Incarcerated Individuals

This summer, career exploration organization Roadtrip Nation is sending three formerly incarcerated people from various backgrounds and life experiences on a road trip to explore how they can find fulfilling work, build new skills, and create a sustainable support network.

Fueled by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative and filmed for the “Roadtrip Nation” public television series, this experience will fight stigmas and showcase the tenacity it takes to navigate reentry.

If you know someone who would be perfect for this opportunity, we encourage you to nominate someone by:

1.) Having them fill out an application by April 29, 2021
2.) Telling a Roadtrip Nation team member the name of the person you nominated so we can be on the lookout for their application!


COVID-19 Retraining & Recovery Fund (CORE) Scholarships

The fund offers scholarships to South LA residents whose jobs have been lost because of COVID-19. CORE will pay for enrollment and completion of in-person or online professional certification and training program that will be in high-demand as our society adapts to a new COVID-19 reality, such as healthcare and technology.

CORE will partner with local and national educational institutions to help ensure students commit and complete recertification programs paired with job placement and technical assistance services.

(Note: It is of extreme importance that under the "Supporting Documents and Recommendations" Section in the "How Did You Hear About the CORE Scholarship" you type in Yetunde Price Resource Center.)

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Paid Opportunity

For more opportunity DOWNLOAD THE FLYER

VITA/ EITC Program

Free Virtual Tax Preparation


Co-operative Education and Development (CEAD) ONLINE Workshops

February - April 2021

Collective REMAKE will offer two series of ONLINE workshops on Saturday afternoons and Tuesday evenings. Workshops are open to individuals directly impacted by incarceration. Participants are supported with a small stipend.

Applications Now Available! (Click Here)

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

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.

Click to View or Download

Free Ged Courses

To learn more and register please contact Dorian Esters at (213) 267-8213 or via email at

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.