Opportunities and Information 2021-2023

Below you will find a record of opportunities and information that we felt might be helpful to our network. They are in chronological order, starting with the most recent.

Mayor's Office Community Safety Survey

The survey will help develop the City of Los Angeles's Blueprint for Community Safety

Take the Survey

PATH (Providing Access and Transforming Health) Round 3 Opens January 15

Capacity and Infrastructure Transition, Expansion, and Development (CITED) Round 3 application window.

The PATH CITED initiative provides funding to build the capacity and infrastructure of on-the-ground partners, including community-based organizations, public hospitals, county agencies, Tribes, and others, to successfully participate in Medi-Cal.

The deadline to apply for CITED Round 3 funding is February 15, 2024.

CITED Round 3 Office Hours:
Office hours will be held Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 12 PM PST from January 22 - February 12. REGISTER

PATH CITED Round 3 application outline

Free Google Certificate Training Classes

January 16, 2024 - July 16, 2024

Get a jump start on your career or make a career transition. We are enrolling for Google Career Certificates in project management, cybersecurity, data analytics, UX design, IT support, and digital marketing/e-commerce. No prior experience is needed. Finish your certification in six months.

The last day to enroll is January 5, 2024. Take our questionnaire to see if we're a good fit for your training needs, or visit our website for more details.

California Launches New Opioid Resource Website


California launched a new, comprehensive opioid website that gives Californians a single resource for prevention, data, treatment, and support information. The website, OPIOIDS.CA.GOV, is part of Governor Newsom’s multi-pronged approach to connect Californians with information to prevent and reduce overdoses and deaths and support those struggling with substance use and addiction.

All Californians should visit OPIOIDS.CA.GOV to learn more and help us spread awareness and save lives. Together we can make a difference in combating this crisis.

We are also interested in hearing feedback from our partners about this new resource as we continue to iterate and improve the website. Please share your thoughts or comments with us at CommsOutreach@cdph.ca.gov.

Defy will launch a new West Coast Entrepreneurship Bootcamp Cohort on February 5th. This free program will run for approximately 16 - 18 weeks; we will meet virtually on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6 PM - 8 PM PT. This is a great opportunity for people who have been formerly incarcerated to learn the skills and mindsets they need to start their own businesses.

We find that those who are the best fit for the Entrepreneurship Bootcamp have been out of custody for at least 6 months, are in a stable living situation, are employed either full or part-time, and have access to a laptop and Wi-Fi. Applicants do not have to have an operational business but should be interested in owning a business in the future.



Seeking Applicants for American Indian Day Care and Family Resource Center, Reentry Population Housing Services, Substance Use Disorder Outpatient Treatment, Healthcare Payment Assistance (Program Areas 26, 28, 40, 43)

DUE: Friday, January 5, 2024

For more information, to find out if you qualify, or to view webinars that will walk you through the process, click here.

JCOD's New JII Panel

JCOD is establishing a collaborative and inclusive panel of Justice Involved Individuals (JII). This panel will convene on a monthly basis to gather valuable feedback on various JCOD initiatives and ensure we are centering the priorities of those with lived experience in the justice system in everything we do. ​

Panel sessions will occur monthly and typically last between 1 to 1.5 hours. ​Both in-person and remote (when available) participation options will be available for each session. ​

Participants selected for the panel will receive a gift card as compensation for their time and input.

All applications must be submitted no later than November 22nd, 2023. 

More Info and Apply

WELCOME TO PRISON is an educational and straightforward guide of what jail and federal prison life is like!

I am about to take you on a journey there through the eyes of my many personal years of experiences inside the federal prison system. Don't ever think it can't happen to you. We are living in times where just about any and everything is possible. Numbers don’t lie nor do demographics whose statistics have proven that jails and prisons don't discriminate against age, race, sex, class, status, or religious preference.

Learn More and Read

California: The State of Incarceration Data Hub County Fact Sheets




UNITE-LA is accepting applications for Step into Tech for our fall cohort. The Step into Tech program is a virtual, six week program created to engage system involved individuals ages 18-35 in technology learning opportunities and expose them to high-growth and high-demand careers. This program provides training opportunities in technology along with professional development skills, interview preparation, and mentor opportunities. The fall cohort begins on October 10th.

More info

The Tuition Incentive Program

Tarzana Treatment Centers College offers TIP, a program that helps individuals interested in becoming Substance Use Disorder Counselor to obtain certification. Covered costs for accepted applicants.

Download flyer for more info


Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Counselor Certification Program

From Tarzana Treatment Centers College

More Info

Medi-Cal Peer Support Certification Program Now Accepting Applicants!

80 Hours OF Training from Tarzana Treatment Centers College. For more info call: (818) 654-3955

Apply HERE

Tarzana Treatment Centers College offers Exciting new Programs

Ubuntu Rising Scholar Academy Program

• Job Placement
• Substance Use & Mental Health Academic Counseling
• Primary Care
• Resources: Food Banks, Housing and Utility

Contact: ubuntu@tarzanatc.org or call

Culturally Specific Community Violence Needs Assessment Survey

Take part in a national needs assessment that is sponsored by The Office of Victims of Crime-funded National Center for Culturally Responsive Victim Services. This assessment is a collaboration between Ujima Inc. (The National Center on Violence against Women in the Black Community) and SCESA (The National Organization of Sisters of Color Ending Sexual Assault).

More Info and Take Survey

Join the BHBH Program People with Lived Experience (PWLE) Expert Panel

The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) is seeking people who have personal experience with homelessness and behavioral health conditions (serious mental illness [SMI] and/or substance use disorder [SUD]) and would like to share their expertise on its Behavioral Health Bridge Housing (BHBH) Program People with Lived Experience (PWLE) Expert Panel.

Application Deadline: July 31, 2023
To learn more and apply: PWLE Expert Panel Information Packet

California Interagency Council on Homelessness (Cal ICH) invites you to apply to be a member of our Lived Experience Advisory Board (LEAB)!

Application are due August 11th at 5pm, PDT

Click here to apply

The Juvenile Justice Coordinating Council’s Community Advisory Committee eeds Your Input

(JJCC-CAC) is seeking input from stakeholders connected to or impacted by the juvenile justice system about the unmet needs of justice-involved and at-risk (at-promise) youth in the County of Los Angeles, as well as the most promising project and programs that do or could serve them.

This information will assist the JJCC with its annual update of the Comprehensive Multi-Agency Juvenile Justice Plan (CMJJP), including understanding how resources may better support young people and close gaps in the services provided to them.


How to Craft Winning Proposals (in case you missed it)

This session proved to be an invaluable resource, offering a treasure trove of knowledge and insights. For those who were unable to attend this very informative webinar, don’t fret, we have made the webinar content available to everyone. The recording will provide guidance in applying for the upcoming round of CFCI Care Grants, which will be opening soon.

Watch the recording

Finish First Academy Re-entry and Transitional Housing program.

Finish First Academy is accepting applicants/clients for re-entry and transitional housing. Our mission is to help women re enter society and get their lives back on track following incarceration. Finish First Academy Re-entry and Transitional housing will be open as of Monday, July 10, 2023. There will be 12 beds available.

More info

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

Step Into Tech Launching August 1st

Tuesdays and Thursdays - 10:00-11:30 a.m.

  • Program benefits:
  • Explore Careers in Tech
  • Get Paid to Learn!
  • Network with Tech Professional
  • Get Workforce Ready
  • Engage with Mentors
  • Get Introductory Tech Training

For more inför Contact: ilopez@unitela.com

LA County Fair Chance Ordinance - Second Listening Session and Service Provider Feedback

Listening Session: Thursday, 7/6/23, 10 - 11:30 am

for everyone to provide feedback on an updated draft that incorporates some of the feedback from the first session.

As you all know, LA County is in the process of drafting a Fair Chance ordinance to provide additional protections around employment searches. LA County is interested in gathering input from service providers.

If you aren't able to make the listening sessions, but want to provide feedback, please feel to send me any feedback you have and they will consolidate and pass along!

Feedback Form

More Info: njeong@rootandrebound.org

Helping hands Senior Foundation

Offers a free care planning service to seniors of any income, insurance, and/or health condition. Our caring staff can help you learn about great healthcare resources, housing with assistance for low-income/disabled seniors, senior care in Reseda, Los Angeles, and many other great programs to help you improve your quality of life.


My Pathway to Health Application Deadline JUNE 15th

UNITE-LA Presents this three part program focusing on:

Exploration, Training and Placement for Community Health Worker, Peer Support Specialist and Phlebotomist Career Pathways UNITE-LA. Stipends offered!


Atlas, Shatterproof's Substance Use Disorder Treatment Locator

Atlas is a resource to help people find addiction treatment that will meet their needs. As Atlas grows, our goal is to provide support across all 50 states.

Learn More

Rise Up

CA Training & Competitive Grant Funding for Social Justice Advocates - May 1st Deadline!

Rise Up is recruiting a new cohort of California leaders to participate in our Leadership and Advocacy Accelerator, an amazing opportunity for social justice leaders to receive training and funding to advocate for gender equity in California.

More Info and Apply

Paid Summer Internship Opportunities for Justice-Impacted College Students

Are you a justice-impacted college student who is committed to building on the progress LA County has made to address injustices that impact your community?

The Office of Los Angeles County Supervisor Holly J. Mitchell is looking for a small team of talented students that are interested in working with their policy teams this summer.

For more information click here.

Register Now For HHCLA Case Management Training!

Tuesday May 3-July 5, 2023

This in-depth program is for homeless services case managers and housing navigators who are new, relatively new, or simply need to learn new techniques, as well as those who are case managers in DHS's Housing for Health program.

MORE INFO and Register

Accepting applications to be a REVIEWER for PA8!

We are looking for reviewers for the Non-CFCI Funding Opportunities.

The Non-CFCI Funding Opportunity – Program Area 8: Grants to Justice-Focused CBOs will allocate $7.65 Million in American Rescue Plan Act funding to community-based organizations in LA County that serve individuals and families impacted by the criminal legal system.

It is important for reviewers to reflect community characteristics and have expertise about justice-focused community-based organizations and populations in order to review applications.

Application Form


Do you or someone close to you have a felony cannabis conviction?

Black Voice News is investigating to determine what failed in Riverside and San Bernardino counties that resulted in thousands of resentencing delays and how these delays have impacted those still waiting for their convictions to be cleared.

How has this delay impacted you or your loved one?

Cannabis Conviction Survey

Unite LA's My Pathway to Health

launches May 9th and is a paid opportunity connecting opportunity youth (out of school and out of work) 18-24 to pathways to careers in allied health, specifically Phlebotomist, Community Health Worker and Peer Support Specialist. Through an exploration of careers and training opportunities students are supported by mentors in making a decision and applying to a certificate program. They are then supported throughout their training and job placement journey. The program also provides professional and personal development opportunities.

Info session on April 20th


Register Now For HHCLA Case Management Training!

Tuesday April 4 - June 6, 2023

This in-depth program is for homeless services case managers and housing navigators who are new, relatively new, or simply need to learn new techniques, as well as those who are case managers in DHS's Housing for Health program.

MORE INFO and Register

CFCI/Amity Solicitation

The County invites you to apply for the County of Los Angeles Non-CFCI funding in Program Area 8: Grants to Justice-Focused Community Based Organizations (CBO). 

As part of the County’s commitment to its Care First, Jails Last vision, the County has allocated $7.65 million in American Rescue Plan funds to assist justice-focused community-based organizations recovery from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.  This program will be administered by the Care First Community Investment (CFCI) third-party administrator, Amity Foundation (Amity).  Full instructions and links to applications are available on Amity’s website  Questions may be emailed to tpagrants@amityfdn.org.  Please note the key dates and timeline below:

  • Optional Funding Opportunity Webinar: March 15, 2023 at 5:30 PM Register
  • Written Questions Deadline: April 17, 2023 at 5:00
  • Submission Deadline: April 21, 2023 at 5:00 PM
NEW DATES for Step into Tech!

April 18-May 18 to be held virtually Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1-2:30pm

Step into Tech creates pathways for justice system involved youth 18-24 to careers in technology. Through career and training exploration, job skills training, mentoring, and networking opportunities with industry professionals, youth will have the opportunity to explore avenues in tech and receive support on creating a pathway forward.

CLICK HERE to apply

New Medi-Cal Outreach & Education Toolkit for Kids & Teens

As part of Medi-Cal’s Strategy to Support Health and Opportunity for Children and Families, DHCS developed new Medi-Cal for Kids & Teens Outreach & Education materials to improve member understanding of how Medi-Cal works for children and youth and to increase coordination with a range of child-serving stakeholders. The new toolkit educates and informs families and providers about the federal Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic, and Treatment (EPSDT) requirement. Available on the Medi-Cal for Kids & Teens webpage, the toolkit includes three major components:

Providing Access and Transforming Health (PATH) Technical Assistance (TA) Marketplace Services

On February 27, DHCS will open the PATH TA Marketplace Project Eligibility Application. Medi-Cal service providers who have submitted the Recipient Registration Form and have been approved as a TA recipient will be invited to shop and apply for no-cost TA services through the Marketplace. TA services offered through the Marketplace will support the implementation and delivery of Enhanced Care Management and Community Supports services.

To learn more and to submit the Recipient Registration Form, visit the TA Marketplace website.

Engaging With CalAIM

Quick Links for Community-Based Organizations

This ITUP One-Page Resource features essential information and links to key resources to help community-based organizations (CBOs) engage with CalAIM.

LACI’s new Business Development Training Course will kick off on March 20, 2023. This comprehensive course provides participants with the skills needed to successfully execute business development strategies for Cleantech Startups. During this free six-week training, participants will gain an understanding of the sales cycle, market fit and business discovery, and the use of business canvas models. Throughout the program, participants are paired with LACI startups and partners for paid internships and job opportunities.


Take the CFCI Community Survey!

The CFCI Community Survey is a chance for community members to share ideas on how CFCI dollars should be used to address alternatives to incarceration and fund direct community investment. Take part in the survey and share your ideas on which programs and concepts you would like to see funded in this year’s CFCI Spending Plan. Now is the time to reimagine the criminal justice system and reinvest public funds throughout LA County communities.
You may access the survey in English or Spanish.

The Proud Parents Program

Offered for FREE and in both SPANISH and ENGLISH to our students, partners and nearby communities.

The Proud Parents Program is a wrap-around service model focused on supporting young parents or parent figures to increase positive involvement in the lives of their children and families. The program includes a 10 week online parenting class (DCFS approved); those who complete the full 10 weeks receive a certificate of completion.

Our first cohort will take place via Zoom on Thursdays starting February 23rd from 4pm-5:30pm. Those interested must RSVP

English Flyer

Applications are Now Open for Step into Tech!

April 18-May 18 to be held virtually Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1-2:30pm

Step into Tech creates pathways for justice system involved youth 18-24 to careers in technology. Through career and training exploration, job skills training, mentoring, and networking opportunities with industry professionals, youth will have the opportunity to explore avenues in tech and receive support on creating a pathway forward.

CLICK HERE to apply

Homeless Healthcare Los Angeles
Case Management Training Cohort 96

Modules are once a week for 10 consecutive weeks

Module 01 (The Landscape of Homelessness in Los Angeles)
Module 02 (Homeless Services Case Management Core Functions - Part 1)
Module 03 (Homeless Services Case Management Core Functions - Part 2)
Module 04 (Cultural Competency & Ethics)
Module 05 (Effective Practices - Part 1)
Module 06 (Effective Practices - Part 2)
Module 07 (Housing)
Module 08 (Mainstream Benefits & System Navigation)
Module 09 (Health: Medical, Mental Health, & Substance use)
Module 10 (Thriving in Community)


Initiate Justice’s Institute of Impacted Leaders is a 12-week organizing training program designed for people directly impacted by incarceration. It is currently virtual.

Participants learn about community organizing, how the policy process works in California, how to change statewide laws, and how to advocate for themselves and their loved ones in prison.


The Concept Recommendation Form (CRF)
deadline has been extended through January 15

The Concept Recommendation Form (CRF) captures project, concepts, and program recommendations in the areas of Justice, Health, Workforce Development, Youth Development, or Housing for the CFCI Advisory Committee to review for the Year Three Spending Plan. Although this process is not a direct solicitation of funds, your ideas will be reviewed and considered by the Advisory Committee and may be included in the CFCI Year Three spending plan!

Join us here on Wednesday, January 4 or January 11 between 4:30pm - 6:30pm where we can answer questions about the CRF, its content, best practices, and materials and tools linked within the CRF.

Join Zoom!

Incubation Academy Applications Open

The JCOD Incubation Academy is seeking applications for the fourth cohort. The Incubation Academy aims to build the capacity of trusted community-based organizations, especially those that serve underrepresented and justice-involved people.

If you are interested in applying for the Incubation Academy, the applications are available online.

For additional questions, please contact jcod@lacounty.gov.

Defy Bootcamp Flyer Winter 2023Defy Ventures' Entrepreneurship Bootcamp - Applications Open for Winter 2023 Cohort

Defy will launch a new Entrepreneurship Bootcamp Cohort in early February 2023. This free program will run for approximately 14 weeks; we will meet virtually on Monday and Wednesday evenings. This is a great opportunity for people who have been formerly incarcerated to learn the skills and mindsets they need to start their own businesses.

The deadline to apply is January 9th; we will review applications on a rolling basis.


CFCI Contracting and Funding Opportunities

Los Angeles County has embarked on a sweeping effort to address longstanding inequities and transform underserved communities. Starting now and continuing through December 2024, a wide range of service providers and vendors will be needed to achieve these objectives. Visit our website, which will be updated regularly with information about solicitations and contracting opportunities

Find out more!


Prop 47: Reduce Your Felony to a Misdemeanor

Do you have any felony convictions from 2014 or earlier that are drug- or theft-related?
If yes, you may be eligible for reduction


2023 cohort of California Justice Leaders (CJL)

APPLICATION opens October 17th,
We are looking for young adults, primarily ages 21-35, who have had previous involvement with the justice system and want to become navigators for youth currently in or recently released from California's juvenile detention facilities.

CJL Senior Members
APPLICATION opens October 3rd

These positions are open to individuals who have served a year with CJL and want to reapply and take on a leadership role.

Interviews for both the CJL Member and Senior Member positions will be conducted on a rolling basis, so please encourage individuals to apply early.

Inflation Relief Checks Arriving As Early as October 7

In less than two weeks, the first batch of inflation relief checks of up to $1,050 will be delivered to eligible residents. The first round of payments will be issued between October 7 - 25, and the second round will be issued between October 28 - November 14.


GUIDE: How To Continue Your Education After Incarceration

In this guide, we review how to get into college, the best degrees for people with prior convictions, and everything else that ex-offenders should know about higher education.


Invitation to partner with CCJBH

Individuals transitioning from prison to the community who have identified mental health and/or substance use disorders do not utilize Medi-Cal services at high rates.

To learn more about why, CCJBH, with support from the Cal State, Sacramento, is currently planning a series of listening sessions this fall/winter with members from the broad BH/JI population and the providers that serve them.

We would greatly value your organization’s partnership on this work.

Please use this FORM to let us know whether your organization might be interested.

OVP Community Partnership Council seeking Members for the next cohort

The first cohort of Community Partnership Council members has now completed their initial term, and we are opening up applications for interested community members to participate in the next cohort of the Council. In this role, community members advise, guide, and provide input to the OVP. Current Council members may re-apply for another 2-year term.


APPLICATION (Due by Friday, October 7, 2022)

Asian American Drug Abuse Program, Inc.

AADAP has a Health Intervention Program also known as H.I.P, which consist of overdose prevention, syringe services, and wrap-around services.


The Department of Economic Opportunity is reaching out now to engage youth and ask Los Angeles County businesses to partner in helping highly motivated young adults establish lifelong careers in entertainment, healthcare, hospitality, information technology, transportation and other high-growth and emerging industries.

100% of youth wages covered. Eligible youth: current or former foster youth, justice-impacted youth, LGBTQ+ youth and youth currently or previously experiencing housing instability or homelessness, ages 17-24.

More information and applications can be found here:
For youth or For businesses:  or email 

Skid Row Housing Trust



Pool Public And Private Dollars, Work With Local Partners, Support People And Places

For info about the ATI - Incubation Academy! Contact wgomez@lisc.org

Info Session: STEP INTO TECH: A Pathway Forward

August 16, 2022, at 10:00am

Interested in a career in tech? UNITE LA will be presenting to system-impacted job seekers


L.A. County’s 988 Call Center for those experiencing mental health and substance use crises has launched. Trained operators will triage callers to receive the appropriate services, including suicide crisis counseling over the phone and mental health de-escalation counseling over the phone. They will also triage callers to determine when dispatching a mobile crisis team is appropriate and, in rare cases, connection to law enforcement when safety is of concern.

Behavioral Health Specialist for the LGBTQ+ Community, New opportunity at UCLA Extension

Launches in Fall 2022!

Justice involved individuals encourages to apply!
(Also seeking Instructors)

More Info: Contact Us: (310) 206-4149/ customprograms@uclaextension.edu/ uclaextension.edu/bhhs

Foreclosure Prevention Counselors Available to Help

The Los Angeles County Department of Consumer and Business Affairs (DCBA) provides assistance and information to homeowners facing foreclosure. DCBA also offers Foreclosure Prevention services that can assist landlords. For more information, visit the DCBA website.

Mental health support in L.A. County

The L.A. County Department of Mental Health, in partnership with iPrevail, provides FREE 24/7 online mental health support with on-demand peer coaching, mental health programs, community support groups and more. Visit Wellness Programs - iPrevail to learn more and get started!

Apply To Be An Application Reviewer

Care First Community Investment (CFCI)/Non-CFCI Funding Opportunity Applications:

We are very excited to announce that Amity Foundation, as the Third-Party Administrator for the CFCI and Non-CFCI funds, is seeking community members who are willing to review applications for CFCI and Non-CFCI funds. To be selected, potential reviewers must apply through the application link below. Reviewers will receive a minimum $300 stipend as compensation for their time.

For more information or to apply, click here.

LA County Homeless Initiative Survey of Faith-Based Organizations:

The Homeless Initiative is asking leaders of faith-based organizations to fill out a 15-minute survey to better understand the support and services they provide to people experiencing homelessness or living in poverty, and to gauge their interest in expanding these efforts.

For more information and to take the survey, click here.


The applications for Care First Community Investment (CFCI) funded programs is now open.

Amity Foundation, the Third Party Administrator (TPA), is seeking applicants in the following program areas: 

  1. Re-Envision Youth After-School and Summer Programs
  2. Career Education / Pathway Programs
  3. Youth-Specific Housing Interventions
  4. Culturally Affirming Family Reunification / Pre-Trial Family Support
  5. Support Services for Returning TGI, LGBQA+ Residents
  6. Reentry Programming for Women
  7. Youth Centers

Full instructions, links to applications, and registration links for the upcoming instructional webinars (6/15 and 6/22) are available at www.amityfdn.org/tpa. Questions may be emailed to tpagrants@amityfdn.org.

988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

The resources and information on this page are designed to help states, territories, tribes, mental health and substance use disorder professionals, and others looking for information on understanding the background, history, funding opportunities, and implementation resources for strengthening suicide prevention and mental health crisis services. 988 goes live on all devices on July 16, 2022.

California Association of Peer Supporters Academy Application

Applicants must have personal lived experience with a mental illness, addiction or justice-involvement and have experience as a consumer of services in the mental health system.

More Info or Apply

The Los Angeles Pierce College Careers for a Cause (C4C) Social Services Employment Training Program

NOW accepting applications through June 16, 2022.

C4C is an 8-week training for individuals with lived homelessness, re-entry, or other marginalized experiences. Individuals accepted into the program will receive a weekly stipend, free computer, case management, and supportive services to ensure successful training completion and job placement in the homeless or social services industry.


New Website: Afterlives of Conviction Project,

A research-education-action initiative that uses anthropology to deepen understanding of the lived experience of a criminal record and support on-the-ground work to challenge criminal records discrimination.

More Info

Download The First Voter Guide written by impacted people.

The research contains State candidates running for Governor, Attorney General, the Senate and Assembly. We included how they voted on CJ bills, Law Enforcement contributions and their Public Safety platform.


Participate In The CFCI Community Survey

The Los Angeles County Care First and Community Investment (CFCI) initiative is sponsoring a community survey to get input from the community on a range of criminal justice issues to provide guidance to the CFCI Advisory Committee on their funding recommendations for year two spending. Your voice is critical in this effort. Please take a few minutes to answer this brief SURVEY!

Los Angeles County Contracting Opportunities

Los Angeles County has embarked on a sweeping effort to address longstanding inequities and transform underserved communities. Starting now and continuing through December 2024, a wide range of service providers and vendors will be needed to achieve these objectives.

Visit our website, which will be updated regularly with information about solicitations and contracting opportunities.

LA County Homeless Initiative Survey of Faith-Based Organizations:

The Homeless Initiative is asking leaders of faith-based organizations to fill out a 15-minute survey to better understand the support and services they provide to people experiencing homelessness or living in poverty, and to gauge their interest in expanding these efforts.

For more information and to take the survey, click here.

Emergent Works - 1:1 Virtual Mentorship Program Applications are OPEN!

Starting May 23rd, 2022

We connect formerly incarcerated & justice-involved individuals with professional software engineers to build digital literacy skills and learn how to code. We hope to interrupt the prison cycle by creating pathways into high-paying jobs in technology for formerly incarcerated people. E.W is a safe learning space where you study HTML, CSS, and JavaScript via a 1-on-1 mentorship model with a dedicated mentor and community resources to support your journey.

Prospective mentees/mentors will embark on a 16-week learning journey exploring Digital Literacy practices, building passion projects, and creating a working relationship with HTML, CSS & JavaScript, and, if interested, our Data & Product Design pilot programs. If you know anyone interested in joining this cohort, please have them submit their applications HERE


CalAIM Guide for Justice-involved

The California Advancing and Innovating Medi-Cal (CalAIM) Program is the state’s new plan for re-envisioning and reforming the Medi-Cal program that provides health and behavioral health services for nearly one in three Californians. CalAIM offers a unique and unprecedented opportunity to improve the quality of medical and behavioral health care for the most medically vulnerable and complex populations through a broad array of policy changes intended to align and improve services.

n January 1, 2023, justice-involved individuals who are released from custody and who experience homelessness, serious mental illness (SMI), substance use disorders (SUD), or medical co-morbidities will be for these services. Medi-Cal managed care plans (MCPs) will receive funding through DHCS and will be
responsible for administering key elements of the CalAIM program.

This policy implementation guide provides an overview of CalAIM’s key program elements relevant to justice involved individuals and an initial implementation framework. The guide is intended as a resource for justice system agencies, MCPs, providers, advocates, and other stakeholders who are key to designing and
implementing this new program in their county and community to serve justice-involved individuals


Survey for Fair Chance Partners



Survey With Compensation Formerly Incarcerated People

For the Criminal Justice Lab at the University of Oregon

If interested: interested: call/ text Arriell Jackson at (541) 525- 0624 or Email: blackatistudy@gmail.com

Start Building Your Career

Training start dates: April 11 - June 1 and April 12 - June 2, 2022

Last day to register: April 1, 2022

We prepare women from marginalized communities for entry-level careers, not jobs. If you are looking to get started in a career in business, finance, logistics, information technology, communication, healthcare, logistics, law, arts, and education, this may be the program for you.

click here to schedule a phone interview.

Durham University Survey

Recently released prisoners are encouraged to take part in the survey provided below. This survey will contribute to my research into prison rehabilitation and how an individual's experience in prison may affect their ability to re-integrate themselves back into society, following release.

All those who participate will be entered into a $35 raffle


The application to host Mobile and Flex Vote Centers is currently open! The previous elections have been resounding successes in large part due to our partners who hosted Mobile and Flex Vote Centers throughout the County!

As the election approaches, we wanted to invite your organization to apply to host a Mobile and/or Flex Vote Center for upcoming June 2022 Statewide Primary Election. Mobile and Flex Vote Centers ensure that the RR/CC meets the needs of all LA County voters to cast their ballot with expanded voting options. They lend a special focus to voters with distinct needs such as:

People Experiencing Homelessness
Voters with Disabilities
Geographically Isolated Voters
Essential Workers
Underserved Communities



Los Angeles County has embarked on a sweeping effort to address longstanding inequities and transform underserved communities. Starting now and continuing through December 2024, a wide range of service providers and vendors will be needed to achieve these objectives. Visit our website, which will be updated regularly with information about solicitations and contracting opportunities.

More Info

Institute of Impacted Leaders

Applications Now Open For Los Angeles Area Spring Cohort

The Institute of Impacted Leaders is a free 12-week training program designed for people directly impacted by incarceration. In a class with others in their local area, participants learn about community organizing, how the policy process works in California, how to change statewide laws, and how to advocate for themselves and their loved ones in prisons. Classes are being held once a week in the evenings on Zoom.


Council Reentry Program

A no-cost, customized approach that includes warm hand-off support services initiated during incarceration, and continues throughout the release and reintegration process with case management, ongoing council sessions for participants and their families, and advanced training in council facilitation for those who have found healing in this practice and want to carry it to their communities.

Contact us to apply:
Center For Council Po Box 292586, Los Angeles, CA 90029
welcome@centerforcouncil.org 213-377-5747, ext 3

Cerritos College

Cerritos College is removing traditional barriers and providing full access for those on probation for Technical and Career Advancement and or Degree attainment and transfer.

Start Court to College today. Contact: Mark Gambala mgambala@cerritos.edu or Monique Rodriguez mnrodriguez@cerritos.edu to learn more about the program.

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 place@we-rc.org 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: quan@defyventures.org
Apply here: https://forms.gle/RCz33SY8mCec8Nzs9

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 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.


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 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.
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 4participants2020@gmail.com

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


The Care First Community Investment (CFCI) Project Recommendation Form, which is designed to collect detailed project and concept recommendations for the CFCI Advisory Committee’s Year 2 Spending Plan, is now open for submissions. This form is open to those who wish to submit a project recommendation for consideration by the Committee.

To submit a CFCI project recommendation, please use the provided form.

To access the form in English, click here.

Para acceder a este documento en español, presiona aquí.

Additional languages will be added to the website as soon as possible.

This form will be open and receiving submissions from April 1, 2022, to 11:59 PM on May 1, 2022.

Anyone who would like to submit a project recommendation is encouraged to join one of the following CFCI Project Recommendation Form Information Sessions for additional guidance and technical assistance:

  • Thursday, April 7th from 12PM-1PM (click here to register)
  • Wednesday, April 13th from 5PM-6PM (click here to register)
Homeless Healthcare Los Angeles
Cohort 80 launching April 4th!

Register now for the next cohort! Modules are once a week for nine consecutive weeks. Please review dates carefully before registering.

  • Module 01 (The Landscape of Homelessness in Los Angeles)
  • Module 02 & 03 (Homeless Services Case Management Core Functions - Part 1 & Part 2)
  • Module 04 (Cultural Competency & Ethics)
  • Module 05 (Effective Practices - Part 1)
  • Module 06 (Effective Practices - Part 2)
  • Module 07 (Housing)
  • Module 08 (Mainstream Benefits & System Navigation)
  • Module 09 (Health: Medical, Mental Health, & Substance use)
  • Module 10 (Thriving in Community)



Apply to become a Commissioner

The Los Angeles County Sheriff Civilian Oversight Commission is looking for qualified applicants to fill the community represented role of Commissioner. Get started by learning more about the Commission and the role of the Commissioner in this informational bulletin. Tell your friends and colleagues, and submit your application today!

The Commission is accepting applications now, and submissions before February 1, 2022 will have first consideration


Inmates to Entrepreneurs

Free Entrepreneurship Program
Wednesday, February 2, 2022 at 5 PM PT.

Brian Hamilton, tech entrepreneur and philanthropist, has a free 30-year-old Inmates to Entrepreneurs program that helps people with criminal backgrounds start low-capital businesses.

More details and registration information can be found HERE

The Los Angeles County Reentry Health Advisory Collaborative (RHAC)

is seeking 3 formerly incarcerated individuals or those who have had contact with the criminal legal system to apply for membership. We are prioritizing applicants who live or work within Long Beach, Pomona, East LA, El Monte, or surrounding areas.

In 2019, the RHAC was created out of a need to establish an intentional and effective partnership between communities and health care organizations to better serve populations with complex health and social needs. From this vision, the RHAC has served as a strong advisory body of formerly incarcerated individuals that has provided critical counsel to the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services, the Jail Population Reduction Council, Alternatives to Incarceration Initiative, Care First Community Investment (Measure J), and several other initiatives and programs.

If you are interested in becoming a member of this dynamic and revolutionary group please complete this short application by January 10th, 2022: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MRNYSRL

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 info@jfla.org. 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 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


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.

T.D.D. Supportive Living Inc.

T.D.D. Supportive Living Inc. provides structured, safe, and healthy housing for the community. They opened a new interim housing site with 29 available beds in the Los Angeles area.


Record Clearance Research

A research team at Santa Clara University, San Jose State, and Rutgers is studying the effects of automated vs. petition-based record clearance on individuals, their families, and communities. They are looking to interview people who had cannabis convictions in California before 2019 and received or are eligible for expungement or reduction of one or more convictions.

Participants will be compensated $40 per 45- to 60-minute interview.

CLICK for more information

Opportunity for formerly incarcerated people to win $50 (for filling out a survey)

To improve reentry employment prospects, ODR and LARRP are partnering with UNITE-LA to conduct research on challenges and barriers in access to living-wage jobs, particularly in tech. We need direct input from system-impacted individuals to be successful!

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Jessica Sarriot (JSarriot@dhs.lacounty.gov).


Defy Ventures Entrepreneurship Bootcamp

Defy Ventures is launching their bootcamp and would like recruits.

More Info and APPLY

Your Opinion Matters

A research study on attitudes and perceptions of former prisoners regarding in prison reentry or rehabilitation programs is being conducted. The name of this research study is “A Collective Case Study of Former Prisoners’ Attitudes and Perceptions of Prison Based Reentry Programs.”

To Participate Please Contact: Scarlet Ford, Doctoral Student at Northcentral University
(909) 915-6911 or S.Ford3670@o365.ncu.edu

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 mbobrow@caiglobal.org 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 (https://ooristudio.com). 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 wmcurtis@umich.edu

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 megan.baca@lls.edu 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.

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Enrollment for Breathe: LA County’s Guaranteed Income Program began March 31 and is open until April 13. The program will award 1,000 randomly selected qualifying residents $1,000 a month for three years. Other guaranteed income programs have proven to disrupt longstanding cycles of poverty and economic inequity by enabling participants to self-determine the budgetary strategies that will most benefit themselves and their families.

For more information, including to determine eligibility, visit the Breathe website.

Rising Entrepreneurs Shark Tank, a collaboration between Ronnie's House and Cal State Long Beach's Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

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WERC Program Opportunities!

If you have any referrals that you would like to submit, please submit before the end of the day on Friday, March 11 so that we can contact them. REFERRAL LINK
Information Sessions and interviews are currently being conducted, so please submit referrals as soon as possible. The Custodian and Intermediate Clerk trainings are scheduled to begin the week of March 21. Intermediate Typist Clerk is scheduled to start mid-April.
We can provide an update regarding the status of the referrals after March 21.

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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: mrodriguez@prpsn.org. Web: www.prpsn.org

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.


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L.A. County releases daily jail ‘dashboard’

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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.

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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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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 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

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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.