Community Trainings & Public Education

Root & Rebound conducts trainings on reentry issues across the state of California, from urban centers with high numbers of people returning home to rural and Native communities so often overlooked by service providers. With people facing thousands of legal barriers after incarceration, we believe a successful reentry support system requires greater skills for self-advocacy and legal know-how in all communities and among all stakeholders: currently and formerly incarcerated people, their family and loved ones, case managers and social workers, advocates, and staff at government agencies.

Note: In addition to our in-person trainings, in October 2016, we launched the first-ever online training hub for people in reentry - the first of its kind in the United States! You can visit the Online Training Hub here:

Below, you can check out our training highlights, sign up for our program team's e-Community Newsletter, and view our calendar of upcoming training events!


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3-DAY TRAINING SERIES with yuork tribe, aug. 15-17

Root & Rebound was proud to collaborate with Chief Judge Abby Abinanti and the Yurok Tribal Court to host a 3-day training series for Native communities in Northern California, August 15-17, expanding reentry legal education to one of California's most underserved rural communities.

Contact Emily Juneau, to learn more about our statewide trainings.

Phone: (510) 279-4662


Reentry prep curriculum INSIDE PRISON with prison fellowship

In 2015, a Prison Fellowship (PF) Field Director attended a Root & Rebound training on the "Roadmap to Reentry" guide in Los Angeles. She said she had never seen such a comprehensive resource for people to know their rights in reentry.

Based on our "Roadmap to Reentry" guide, she developed a 5-week PF curriculum to better prepare her incarcerated students in four prisons for reentry. R&R's team worked with PF to develop surveys to assess students' needs and impact of the curriculum. PF students continue to contact our team with questions about reentry through our Reentry Legal Hotline and prison letter-writing service, both available to people who are currently incarcerated.

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Online training hub launchED IN OCTOBER 2016!

Root & Rebound is proud to announce the release of its new Online Training Hub!

This interactive website offers video-based trainings and educational supplements on each of the 9 reentry topics covered in the "Roadmap to Reentry: A California Legal Guide."

The site includes free access for people in reentry and their family and loved ones using the information for their personal reentry journey, and affordable pricing options for professional and programmatic use.

View the site here:



register for an upcoming training

You can register for an upcoming training below. Full-day trainings are $35 and half-day trainings are $25 for professionals and program representatives. Discounts are available on a case-by-case basis by contacting Executive Director Katherine Katcher by email at, or by phone at 510-279-4662.