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Here are a list of California Reentry Programs (please note that some of these may be outdated).

California Department of Corrections: Department of corrections reentry program for the state of California.

211 San Diego – Reentry services in San Diego County.

AB 109 – At the Weingart Center, our mission is to empower and transform lives by delivering innovative solutions to combat poverty and break the cycle of homelessness. As one of the best comprehensive human services organizations in the western United States, we are committed to establishing a world in which all people have and maintain a high-quality productive life.

California EDD – The Employment Development Department (EDD) is one of the largest state departments with employees at hundreds of service locations throughout the state. For more than 70 years, we have connected millions of job seekers and employers in an effort to build the economy of the Golden State.

California Expungement Services: PACT‘s mission is to empower everyday people to create a more healthy and just society by winning extraordinary victories for the community – not by speaking for them, but by teaching people how to speak up and take action in the public arena through grass roots organizing.

California Reentry Institute Program: Preparing men for and supporting them through the transition from incarceration to freedom, assisting them in being contributing members of society.  Proving that with preparation and support, the cycle of incarceration can be broken.  We do not take anyone who has not gone through our in-prison program, which is a minimum of 24 months of weekly all-day class work, processing groups and individual case management.

California Reentry Program: Assist California prisoners in successfully reentering society. This includes developing parole plans; providing prisoners’ assistance with developing social skills and obtaining services in their local communities; promoting public support for such programs; and providing a model for reentry programs that can be replicated in California and elsewhere.

Christian Help Center – We will provide food and shelter to those who are homeless and in need of care with compassion, dignity and respect.

Citadel Community Development – We are a non-profit social services organization located in the Inland Empire. Our mission is to enhance the well-being and stability of individuals and families by providing employment, education and housing opportunities in conjunction with supportive services to at-risk or disadvantaged populations.  We have been very successful in working with our employers to employ those on parole or probation. We currently have a success rate of over 95% in finding employment, both temporary and permanent for our clients with criminal records.

Delancey Street Foundation – We have successfully graduated over 18,000 people from America’s underclass into society as successful taxpaying citizens leading decent, legitimate and productive lives. We have opened new doors in fields of homelessness, education, vocational training, social entrepreneurship, substance abuse and pathways out of poverty, crime and violence.

Episcopal Community Services-San Francisco – The ECS Workforce Development & Social Enterprise program provides job counseling, adult education, GED, professional development, culinary training, and other vocational programs to help individuals move into stable employment and better jobs. Food service and Hospitality are two industries that are very Second-Chance friendly. All programs are free of cost.

Fighting Back Partnership – Vallejo’s Fighting Back Partnership is a non-profit collaboration that partners with business, residents, and government to improve neighborhoods, strengthen families, and support youth development creating a safe, healthy and thriving community.

Friends Outside Santa Clara – Assists Inmates housed within Santa Clara County Jails and their families.

LARRP – LARRP is a network of public, community and faith-based agencies and advocates working together to ensure that our reentry system meets the needs of our agencies, communities, and the people we serve, both in terms of capacity and public policy. LARRP is the successor organization to several other reentry groups including the LASD Reentry Advisory Board and the 21st Century Reentry Project.

Male Community Reentry Program  – The Male Community Reentry Program (MCRP) is designed to provide or arrange linkage to a range of community-based, rehabilitative services that assist with substance use disorders, mental health care, medical care, employment, education, housing, family reunification, and social support. The MCRP is designed to help participants successfully re-enter the community from prison and reduce recidivism.

Men of Valor Academy – Our program is designed primarily to provide men with transitional housing, with an emphasis on spiritual, phyiscal, emotional, and cognitive growth. Men of Valor prepares men for employment and living a productive lifestyle – and gets them jobs.

Metro Urban Ministry – Metro is a faith based organization committed to empowering low income individuals, families and communities to overcome poverty and to achieve self sufficiency through employment, education, social services and leadership development.

New Beginnings Law Center – Our Mission is to empower and transform the lives of those who are burdened by a criminal record and to provide a safety net for those at risk of re-entering the criminal justice system. Our fundamental program is our Clean Slate Program. It is the foundation for NBLC outreach projects. The Clean Slate Program uses strategic legal and policy tools to reduce involvement in the criminal justice system and remove barriers to employment and civic participation for people with criminal records.

Pass Job Connection – We meet every Wednesday at 9 am at the Banning Community Center in Banning, CA. We assist people with their job search activities such as creating resumes, interviewing skills, and conducting job searches.

Paving the Way Foundation – Paving the Way supports those community members coming home to get on their feet and feel confident in their search for work, with resume building, completion of master application, interviewing techniques, mock interviews, job search and placement. Teamster Certificate Training Program offered in Forklift, OSHA, HazWhopper & Hazmat.

Prison Lives – Prison Lives provides prisoners and their families with access to information and resources specific to their circumstances through 500+ page publications, including prisoner resource guides, prisoner education guides and prisoner entertainment guides.

Project Hope Center Inc. – We are a nonprofit that provides Folsom Women’s Facility prisoners in successfully reentering society. This includes developing individual parole and probation plans; providing prisoners’ assistance with placements into safe residential/transitional or sober living programs prior to their release, obtaining services in their local communities; promoting public support for such programs.

San Francisco Women’s Reentry Center – The Women’s Resource Center (WRC) is operated by the San Francisco Sheriff’s Department and provides women who have a history of criminal justice involvement with the services necessary to achieve and maintain safe and healthy lifestyles. Restorative Justice principles are woven into all of the center’s practices. The approach is guided by the belief that crime hurts everyone; victim, offender, families and communities, and creates an obligation to make things right. The WRC is primarily a day treatment center for women released from the San Francisco County Jail. WRC provides referrals for housing, substance abuse programs, employment, medical and mental health programs, and legal issues. Five Keys Charter School provides educational opportunities, as well as intensive case management services. WRC also provides a free clothing closet, computer lab, numerous personal development classes.

Santa Clara County Reentry – The Re-Entry Resource Center is a centralized location for custodial and non-custodial individuals to receive referral and wrap around services.

San Diego Second Chance – Second Chance creates opportunities for people to transform their own lives through programs that provide job readiness and life skills training, job placement, behavioral health and prisoner re-entry services, relapse prevention and sober-living housing for adults in need. We foster behavioral changes that promote personal responsibility, healthy relationships and positive contributions to society.

The Francisco Homes – Transitional Housing for paroling “lifers” (men only at this time). We provide a letter offering housing while a person puts together their parole plans and are listed by the Board of Parole Hearings as the preferred transitional housing program.

The Homeboy Hotline – The Homeboy Hotline (HBH), founded by Robert “Fleetwood” Bowden, is a reentry program providing the urgent resources needed, particularly within the first 72 hours of release from the prison industrial complex. For it is during this critical time that healing, supportive and effective connections have to be made to ensure freedom and eradicate recidivism. This is why we are the “72 Hours of Hope”…we are the sign that is posted along the road of redemption, assisting our brothers and sisters with guidance and direction towards a life of change that will lead them to becoming productive members of our community.

VOA Bay Area Reentry – Men leaving incarceration face a wide variety of challenges. Volunteers of America in the Bay Area provides a variety of services to help these individuals start new, healthy lives, significantly reducing recidivism. These services enrich the lives of the men we serve through education, employment counseling, job training, parenting classes, life-skills workshops and more. At the same time, our community is improved by helping men transform into better husbands, fathers, employees and neighbors.

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