Apr
21
11:00 AM11:00

FITE Film & Panel at Cal Day

Root & Rebound will be joining the creators and students of the film, From Incarceration to Education, to discuss the barriers and struggles of facing formerly incarcerated individuals who are looking to go back to school.

Our Deputy Director, Sonja Tonnesen, will be joining a panel to elaborate on the legal barriers an aspiring student may have to tackle due to their arrest or conviction histories, as well as the ways to mitigate the adverse effects. We will also be giving more information on our new "My Education, My Freedom" Toolkit for Formerly Incarcerated & System-Impacted Students Pursuing Education in California!

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The Opportunity Summit
Apr
20
9:30 AM09:30

The Opportunity Summit

The Opportunity Summit
Collaborating to Build A Region That Works for All
April 20, 2018

A Strong Start for Every Child.
Affordable Housing for Every Individual.
Quality Employment for All Workers. 


What will it take to scale up solutions to equitably meet these critical needs for the most vulnerable in the Bay Area? How do we align across sectors and geographies to solve these issues? What is working in urban, suburban and rural communities? What’s needed? What’s next?

Hear from local, state and national experts who are creating collaborative and innovative solutions. Connect with colleagues from across the region.
Plug in to new opportunities to learn more and take action. 

Register here today!

Topics include: 

  • The Current Landscape of Housing, Employment and Education Issues in the Bay Area

  • Innovative Government and Community Collaborations to Ensure Equity 

  • How Workforce Development Systems are Shifting to Serve our Most Vulnerable Populations

  • Bright Spots in Employment for Individuals Facing Systemic Barriers

  • Building Political Will to Fund Quality Affordable Early Childhood Education

  • Local innovations in funding Early Childhood Education

  • Uniting the Housing Movement: What Will it Take to Align Housing Advocacy and Scale Solutions?

  • Local Bright Spots in Addressing the Housing Crisis

Speakers include: 

  • Richard Bronson, 70 Million Jobs Initiative 
  • Californians for Safety and Justice 
  • Oscar Chavez, Sonoma County Human Services Department/Upstream Investments
  • Amie Fishman, Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California 
  • Donald Frazier, Building Opportunities for Self-Sufficiency 
  • Mark Friedman, Thomas J. Long Foundation 
  • Pedro Galvao, Non Profit Housing Association of Northern California 
  • Angie Garling, Alameda County Early Childhood Education Program 
  • Lynsey Gaudioso, Public Advocates 
  • Robert Gill, Checkr 
  • John Gioia, Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors 
  • Chris Hoene, California Budget & Policy Center 
  • Carla Javits, REDF 
  • Melissa Jones, Bay Area Regional Health Inequities Initiative 
  • Emily Juneau, Root and Rebound 
  • Moira Kenney, First 5 California 
  • Dwayne S. Marsh, Government Alliance on Race and Equity (GARE) 
  • Jim Mayer, California Forward 
  • Dave Metz, FM3 Research 
  • Eric McDonnell, Galt Foundation 
  • Mariana Moore, Ensuring Opportunity Campaign to End Poverty Contra Costa County
  • Anne Price, Insight Center for Community Economic Development 
  • Matt Regan, Bay Area Council Economic Institute 
  • Erika Rincón, PolicyLink 
  • D’Jon P. Scott-Miller, Marin Housing Authority 
  • Brian Solomon, USDA Food & Nutrition Service 
  • Deborah Thrope, National Housing Law Project 
  • Matthew Tinsley, Santa Clara County Office of Education Strong Start Project
  • Tamisha Walker, Richmond Safe Return Project 
  • Pete Weldy, Silicon Valley Community Foundation Early Learning Center
  • Caroline Whistler, Third Sector Partners 
  • Tennis Wick, Sonoma County Permit and Resource Management
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Apr
14
9:00 AM09:00

Fresno Second Chances Legal Clinic

This 2018, Root & Rebound aims to expand its services to more underserved parts of the state like Fresno and the larger Central Valley. This area is heavily under-resourced, particularly when it comes to legal services for people with records. 

In response to this lack, Root & Rebound is partnering with the Fresno Public Defender’s office to host a high-impact Reentry Legal Services Day on April 14, 2018. This event will feature holistic legal clinics covering such issues as housing, employment, family & children reunification, immigration, and more.

NOTE: Our assistance will be limited to day-of support. We will not taking on direct representation of clients in court.

 

AGENDA

9:00 am - 9:30 am          Breakfast & Registration

9:30am - 9:45am          Welcome Ceremony

9:45am - 10:00am.       Transition to LegalAppointments

10:00 am - 12:00 pm     Morning Legal Appointments

12:00 pm - 12:15 pm       Speech: Jennifer Leahy

12:15 pm - 1:00 pm        Resource Fair + LUNCH!

1:00 pm - 1:15 pm        Speech: Claudia Gonzales

1:15 pm - 1:30 pm        Transition to Legal Appointments

1:30 pm - 4:30 pm        Afternoon Legal Appointments

 

Free refreshments will be provided for this event.

For any questions or concerns, please contact us at 510-279-4662 or czpalanca@rootandrebound.org.

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Mar
27
1:00 PM13:00

Helping Justice-Involved Individuals with Substance Use & Mental Health Disorders: Understanding How Laws, Regulations, & Policies Affect Re-entry Opportunities – In California

Most justice-involved individuals, particularly those with substance use and/or mental health disorders, face numerous obstacles that make it difficult to fully participate in society. There are structural barriers, including laws and policies that may impede their access to jobs, housing and education as well as personal challenges. However, with a little help, support, and planning these individuals may overcome and mitigate the negative impact of a criminal record. This webinar is one of six state-specific webinars being hosted by the Legal Action Center in 2018. Click here for other webinar registration opportunities covering other state information.

Root & Rebound's Sonja Tonnesen will be speaking about the legal barriers faced by those living with criminal records, and how those who are dedicated to supporting this population can help them navigate these barriers to live healthy and successful lives. 

Register here now!

Learning Objectives

·     Understand what criminal records are, where they are kept, who can see them, and how they are used in employment, housing, and higher education.

·     Understand legal and practical challenges faced by individuals with substance use and/or mental health disorders.

·     Understand federal and state-specific laws that offer legal protections for people with substance use and/or mental health disorders and criminal records.

·     Understand what evidence of rehabilitation is and how to gather it.

·     Understand how drug court and other reentry professionals can individuals successfully navigate reentry.

·     Identify online and community-based local resources that provide information and services for people with criminal records.

 

AUDIENCE

Drug court professionals, treatment and health support team members, particularly re-entry providers such as peer-support coaches, mentors, outreach workers and others who are dedicated to helping people with criminal records live healthy and successful lives. 

This course has been approved by Legal Action Center, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 1 CE. NAADAC Provider #174297, Legal Action Center is responsible for all aspects of its programming.

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Root & Rebound Reentry Legal Barriers Training
Mar
22
8:00 AM08:00

Root & Rebound Reentry Legal Barriers Training

  • 9478 Etiwanda Avenue Rancho Cucamonga, CA, 91739 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Root & Rebound

Reentry Legal Barriers Training

 

Root & Rebound is working in partnership with San Bernardino Probation to provide training to all San Bernardino probation officers on legal reentry barriers and supporting their clients on probation in navigating them.

This training is closed to only San Bernardino Probation.

For inquiries into your own training for staff or clients on reentry legal barriers, please contact Emily Juneau at ejuneau@rootandrebound.org.

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Root & Rebound Reentry Legal Barriers Training
Mar
21
8:00 AM08:00

Root & Rebound Reentry Legal Barriers Training

  • 9478 Etiwanda Avenue Rancho Cucamonga, CA, 91739 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Root & Rebound

Reentry Legal Barriers Training

 

Root & Rebound is working in partnership with San Bernardino Probation to provide training to all San Bernardino probation officers on legal reentry barriers and supporting their clients on probation in navigating them.

This training is closed to only San Bernardino Probation.

For inquiries into your own training for staff or clients on reentry legal barriers, please contact Emily Juneau at ejuneau@rootandrebound.org.

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Root & Rebound Reentry Legal Barriers Training
Mar
20
8:00 AM08:00

Root & Rebound Reentry Legal Barriers Training

  • 9478 Etiwanda Avenue Rancho Cucamonga, CA, 91739 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Root & Rebound

Reentry Legal Barriers Training

 

Root & Rebound is working in partnership with San Bernardino Probation to provide training to all San Bernardino probation officers on legal reentry barriers and supporting their clients on probation in navigating them.

This training is closed to only San Bernardino Probation.

For inquiries into your own training for staff or clients on reentry legal barriers, please contact Emily Juneau at ejuneau@rootandrebound.org.

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Root & Rebound Reentry Legal Barriers Training
Mar
19
8:00 AM08:00

Root & Rebound Reentry Legal Barriers Training

  • 9478 Etiwanda Avenue Rancho Cucamonga, CA, 91739 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Root & Rebound

Reentry Legal Barriers Training

 

Root & Rebound is working in partnership with San Bernardino Probation to provide training to all San Bernardino probation officers on legal reentry barriers and supporting their clients on probation in navigating them.

This training is closed to only San Bernardino Probation.

For inquiries into your own training for staff or clients on reentry legal barriers, please contact Emily Juneau at ejuneau@rootandrebound.org.

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The Return - Film Screening & Discussion, brought to you by Root & Rebound and UnCommon Law
Mar
13
7:00 PM19:00

The Return - Film Screening & Discussion, brought to you by Root & Rebound and UnCommon Law

Root & Rebound is partnering with UnCommon Law to host an important conversation on criminal justice reform in California and the aftermath of incarceration.

In 2012, California amended its “Three Strikes” law—one of the harshest criminal sentencing policies in the country. The passage of Prop. 36 marked the first time in U.S. history that citizens voted to shorten sentences of those currently incarcerated. Within days, the reintegration of thousands of “lifers” was underway. THE RETURN examines this unprecedented reform through the eyes of those on the front lines—prisoners suddenly freed, families turned upside down, reentry providers helping navigate complex transitions, and attorneys and judges wrestling with an untested law. At a moment of reckoning on mass incarceration, what can California’s experiment teach the nation?

Stay after the film to meet folks directly impacted by incarceration and find out what it's like to return home.

We would love as many of our friends, colleagues, and supporters to be there as possible!

 

What: The Return Film Screening, Panel, & Fundraiser
When: March 13th, 7pm. 
Where: New Parkway in Oakland. 

 

Get your tickets here!

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Root & Rebound Reentry Legal Barriers Training
Mar
8
8:00 AM08:00

Root & Rebound Reentry Legal Barriers Training

  • 9478 Etiwanda Avenue Rancho Cucamonga, CA, 91739 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Root & Rebound

Reentry Legal Barriers Training

 

Root & Rebound is working in partnership with San Bernardino Probation to provide training to all San Bernardino probation officers on legal reentry barriers and supporting their clients on probation in navigating them.

This training is closed to only San Bernardino Probation.

For inquiries into your own training for staff or clients on reentry legal barriers, please contact Emily Juneau at ejuneau@rootandrebound.org.

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Root & Rebound Reentry Legal Barriers Training
Mar
7
8:00 AM08:00

Root & Rebound Reentry Legal Barriers Training

  • 9478 Etiwanda Avenue Rancho Cucamonga, CA, 91739 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Root & Rebound

Reentry Legal Barriers Training

 

Root & Rebound is working in partnership with San Bernardino Probation to provide training to all San Bernardino probation officers on legal reentry barriers and supporting their clients on probation in navigating them.

This training is closed to only San Bernardino Probation.

For inquiries into your own training for staff or clients on reentry legal barriers, please contact Emily Juneau at ejuneau@rootandrebound.org.

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Root & Rebound Reentry Legal Barriers Training
Mar
6
8:00 AM08:00

Root & Rebound Reentry Legal Barriers Training

  • 9478 Etiwanda Avenue Rancho Cucamonga, CA, 91739 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Root & Rebound

Reentry Legal Barriers Training

 

Root & Rebound is working in partnership with San Bernardino Probation to provide training to all San Bernardino probation officers on legal reentry barriers and supporting their clients on probation in navigating them.

This training is closed to only San Bernardino Probation.

For inquiries into your own training for staff or clients on reentry legal barriers, please contact Emily Juneau at ejuneau@rootandrebound.org.

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Root & Rebound Family Law Clinic
Feb
24
10:00 AM10:00

Root & Rebound Family Law Clinic

We are excited to announce our second Family Law Clinic for people with criminal records. We will be offering one-on-one appointments with our reentry attorneys for any person with a criminal record who needs help with issues related to family law.

 

At this clinic, get help with family law issues like:

  • Understanding your rights in family court, probate court, or dependency court as a person with a criminal record.

  • Filling out court forms or writing declarations.

  • Understanding your rights as a parent, caregiver, or someone interested in fostering or adopting.

  • Reviewing parole conditions or stay-away orders that relate to family members.

  • Divorce, separation, or nullity court forms.

  • Parentage (paternity) court forms.

  • Other family law issues.


Please note: Our assistance at this clinic will be limited to day-of support. We will not be taking on representation of clients in court.

 

Appointments are not necessary but are highly recommended.

Sign up for an appointment here!

If you have any questions or need help deciding if this clinic is right for you, please call Root & Rebound at (510) 279-4662, or email Laura Merchant at lmerchant@rootandrebound.org.

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Eureka Record-Cleaning Clinic
Feb
23
10:00 AM10:00

Eureka Record-Cleaning Clinic

Free record-cleaning clinic! 

10am to 4pm

 

Root & Rebound's legal team will be providing holistic services including:

• record-cleaning services (such as Prop 47 and expungements)

• assistance with employment issues due to criminal record

• assistance with exempting convictions for child custody, visitation, and placement issues

• assistance with managing child support and other court-ordered debt options

• assistance with legal identification issues such as suspended driver's licenses

• legal information about any barriers due to prior criminal record

 

Take-home resource materials will be available at clinic.

Book an appointment by calling (510) 279-4662

or emailing info@rootandrebound.org.

Walk-ins welcome.

 

Open to everyone.

Attendees must have RAP sheet for complete services.*

*Don't have your RAP Sheet? LiveScan services may be provided on site - or

call (510) 279-4662 for information on the quickest way to obtain your record for

your situation.

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Yreka Karuk Record-Cleaning Clinic
Feb
22
10:00 AM10:00

Yreka Karuk Record-Cleaning Clinic

  • 1836 Apsuun Yreka, CA, 96097 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Free legal clinic for people with records!

10am to 4pm

 

  • Root & Rebound's legal team will be providing holistic services including:

    · record-cleaning services (such as Prop 47 and expungements)

    · assistance with employment issues due to criminal record

    · assistance with exempting convictions for child custody, visitation, and placement issues

    · assistance with managing child support and other court-ordered debt options

    · assistance with legal identification issues such as suspended driver's licenses

    · legal information about any barriers due to prior criminal record

     

    Take-home resource materials will be available at clinic.

     

    Book an appointment by calling (510) 279-4662

    or emailing info@rootandrebound.org.

    Walk-ins welcome.

     

    Open to tribe, tribal-adjacent, and tribe-descended people.

    Some snacks and beverages available.

    Attendees must have RAP sheet for complete services.*

     

    *Don't have your RAP Sheet? LiveScan services may be provided on site - or call (510) 279-4662 for information on the quickest way to obtain your record for your situation.

     

    Supported in part by Karuk Judicial outreach-education project and Karuk TERO Dept.

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Feb
20
10:00 AM10:00

Klamath Record-Cleaning Clinic

  • 190 Klamath Blvd Klamath, CA USA (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Free legal clinic for people with records!

10am to 4pm

Root & Rebound's legal team will be providing holistic services including:

  •  record-cleaning services (such as Prop 47 and expungements)
  •  assistance with employment issues due to criminal record
  •  assistance with exempting convictions for child custody, visitation, and placement issues
  •  assistance with managing child support and other court-ordered debt options
  •  assistance with legal identification issues such as suspended driver's licenses
  •  legal information about any barriers due to prior criminal record
  • Take-home resource materials will be available at clinic.

Book an appointment by calling (510) 279-4662 or emailing info@rootandrebound.org.

Walk-ins welcome.

Open to tribe, tribal-adjacent, and tribe-descended people.

Some snacks and beverages available.

Attendees must have RAP sheet for complete services.*

*Don't have your RAP Sheet? LiveScan services may be provided on site - or
call (510) 279-4662 for information on the quickest way to obtain your record for your situation.

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Feb
8
10:00 AM10:00

Yuki Record-Cleaning Clinic

Free record-cleaning clinic for people with records!

10am to 4pm

 

Root & Rebound's legal team will provide holistic legal support on issues like:

• Record-cleaning services (such as Prop 47, Prop 64, and expungements)

• Employment Barriers due to criminal record

• Seeking exemptions related to child custody, visitation, and placement issues

• Your options related to child support and other court-ordered debt

• Identification Documents and suspended driver's licenses

• Available to answer any other questions related to criminal records and overcoming reentry barriers.

 

Take-home resource materials will be available at the clinic!

RVIHC Members will be given credit for attending and meeting with an attorney.

 

Book an appointment:

Call (510) 279-4662 or email info@rootandrebound.org.

*** Walk-ins welcome. ***

 

EVENT OPEN TO EVERYONE.

All attendees must bring a copy of your “RAP sheet” from the California.

Department of Justice for complete record-cleaning services.

Don't have your RAP Sheet? You can still come to the clinic. We are working to provide LiveScan services on site. You can also call (510) 279-4662 for information  on the quickest way to get a copy of your record for your situation.

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Free Legal Record-Cleaning Clinic
Feb
7
10:00 AM10:00

Free Legal Record-Cleaning Clinic

  • 3000 Chanel Road Hopland, CA USA (map)
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Free legal clinic for people with records!

10am to 4pm

Root & Rebound's legal team will be providing holistic services including:

  •  record-cleaning services (such as Prop 47 and expungements)
  •  assistance with employment issues due to criminal record
  •  assistance with exempting convictions for child custody, visitation, and
  • placement issues
  •  assistance with managing child support and other court-ordered debt
  • options
  •  assistance with legal identification issues such as suspended driver's
  • licenses
  •  legal information about any barriers due to prior criminal record
  • Take-home resource materials will be available at clinic.

Book an appointment by calling (510) 279-4662 or emailing info@rootandrebound.org.

Walk-ins welcome.

Open to tribe, tribal-adjacent, and tribe-descended people.

Some snacks and beverages available.

Attendees must have RAP sheet for complete services.*

*Don't have your RAP Sheet? LiveScan services may be provided on site - or
call (510) 279-4662 for information on the quickest way to obtain your record for your situation.

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Eureka Record-Cleaning Clinic
Feb
6
10:00 AM10:00

Eureka Record-Cleaning Clinic

  • 3400 Erie Street Eureka, CA United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Free legal clinic for people with records!

10am to 4pm

Root & Rebound's legal team will be providing holistic services including:

  •  record-cleaning services (such as Prop 47 and expungements)
  •  assistance with employment issues due to criminal record
  •  assistance with exempting convictions for child custody, visitation, and placement issues
  •  assistance with managing child support and other court-ordered deb options
  •  assistance with legal identification issues such as suspended driver's licenses
  •  legal information about any barriers due to prior criminal record
  • Take-home resource materials will be available at clinic.

Book an appointment by calling (510) 279-4662 or emailing info@rootandrebound.org.

Walk-ins welcome.

Open to tribe, tribal-adjacent, and tribe-descended people.

Some snacks and beverages available.

Attendees must have RAP sheet for complete services.*

*Don't have your RAP Sheet? LiveScan services may be provided on site - or
call (510) 279-4662 for information on the quickest way to obtain your record for your situation.

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Conference: The Collateral Consequences of Criminal Convictions
Feb
2
8:30 AM08:30

Conference: The Collateral Consequences of Criminal Convictions

Our Executive Director, Katherine Katcher, has been asked to speak at the 2018  Texas Journal on Civil Liberties & Civil Rights conference to discuss "The Reentry Landscape: Issues Faced by People Who are Formerly Incarcerated".

This panel brings together activists, practitioners, and criminal justice stakeholders to focus on the challenges faced by people leaving jails and prisons, and others living with criminal justice involvement, as they attempt to reintegrate into their communities. Panelists will survey key obstacles encountered, highlight innovative policy initiatives that seek to break down these barriers, and offer personal accounts of the reentry experience. The discussion will also touch on the role that prevention, pretrial diversion, and alternatives to incarceration can play in reducing systemic barriers to successful reentry.

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YEP Reentry Legal Workshop
Jan
18
10:00 AM10:00

YEP Reentry Legal Workshop

This is a closed workshop for YEP program participants. 

A Root & Rebound staff attorney will be presenting on reentry legal resources, understanding your criminal record, obtaining ID, knowing your employment rights, and more.

1-on-1 consultations with attorneys are available by appointment before or after the workshop.

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