Oct
9
4:00 PM16:00

OAKLAND: FREE Reentry Legal Clinic & Resume Workshop for People with Records

RSVP Here for Oakland “Access to Justice Day”!

On Wednesday, October 9th, 2019, from 4:00-6:30 pm, Root and Rebound will host a FREE ACCESS TO JUSTICE DAY Reentry Legal Clinic and Resume Workshop for people with arrest and conviction records.

You can ask us reentry-related legal questions or other questions about how your record impacts your life & rights. We will also be providing free know-your-rights resources including Root and Rebound Reentry Planning Toolkit.


Examples of questions we can help provide legal advice on include:
 parole and probation restrictions; visiting and reunifying with family members; cleaning up your record; learning about your employment and housing rights; occupational license issues; reinstating a Driver's License; getting basic forms of ID; immigration rights; and voting rights.

For this clinic Root & Rebound is partnering with CSAA Insurance Group, Wardrobe for Opportunity, and Restoring Our Communities at Laney College. Wardrobe for Opportunity will be providing a resume workshop and will schedule 'on the spot' wardrobe appointments at their boutique for a unique service experience.


What to Bring:

Please bring a “RAP sheet" (a copy of your criminal record) for full record cleaning services. For more information on how to get a copy of your RAP sheet click here. Please bring a copy of your resume for the resume workshop.

SUMMARY

  • WHEN: Wednesday, October 9th from 4:00-6:30 pm

  • WHERE:  Laney College Forum Room 900 Fallon St, Oakland, CA 94607. College Map

  • WHO: Open to anyone with an arrest or conviction record or prior system involvement who has a question about how that affects their rights!

  • RSVP Here! (walk-ins welcome, too)

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IF YOU CAN'T MAKE IT, THERE ARE OTHER WAYS TO CONTACT OUR LEGAL TEAM! 
On Fridays, Root & Rebound runs a Reentry Legal Hotline (at phone # 510-279-4662) for anyone in California to ask our legal team questions about the impact of a criminal record across all areas of lifefamily law, employment, housing, obtaining ID and drivers licenses, court debt, public benefits, education, tribal law, immigration & more. We are also working to increase the number of in-person legal clinics we offer in regions where we have attorneys on the ground (Los Angeles/Sylmar, Fresno & the Bay Area), and mobile legal clinics in rural & tribal communities.

Root & Rebound ofrece clínicas legales y taller de Currículum (Resume) gratis para las personas con antecedentes penales. Hable con un miembro de nuestro equipo legal para aprender más sobre sus derechos legals con antecedentes!

en español:

miércoles, 9 de octubre 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM: Una clínica legal y taller de currículum (resume) GRATIS para personas con antecedentes en las oficinias del Laney College Forum building. Mapa
900 Fallon St, Oakland, CA 94607

Haga clic aquí para hacer una cita

POR FAVOR DE TRAER LO SIGUIENTE: Si es posible, por favor de traer su historial de casos criminales (una "hoja de RAP"), y cualquier otra documentación relacionada con sus preguntas legales. Por favor de traer una copia de su currículum para participar en el taller.Sobre las clínicas legales ofrecidas por Root & Rebound:

Root & Rebound ofrece clínicas legals gratis para las personas con antecedentes penales. Obtenga ayuda con servicios legales para limpiar antecedentes penales e información legal gratuita que le ayudará a navegar obstáculos a causa de antecedentes penales - incluyendo el empleo, la vivienda, los beneficios públicos, la familia e hijos, inmigración, la libertad condicional (parole y probation), y más!

Para esta clínica, Root & Rebound se asocia con CSAA Insurance Group, Wardrobe for Opportunity y Restoring Our Communities en Laney College. Wardrobe for Opportunity proporcionará un taller de entrevistas / currículums y programará citas de vestuario profesional en su boutique para una experiencia de servicio única

Ejemplos de preguntas que nuestros abogados pueden contestar en la clínica incluyen:

  • “¿Puedo limpiar mi historial de antecedentes penales?"

  • “¿Puedo cambiar mi delito mayor a un delito menor?"

  • “¿Puedo retar mis condiciones de la libertad condicional (como parole o probation)?”

  • "¿Puedo transferir mi libertad condicional a otro condado?"

  • “¿Qué puede preguntar un empleador de mi historial criminal?”

  • "Me despidieron de mi trabajo después de una verificación de antecedentes. ¿Puedo retar?"

  • "¿Puedo vivir con mi familia en su vivienda si tengo antecedentes?

  • "¿Puedo obtener derechos de visitación o custodia con mis hijos?”

  • “¿Puedo modificar mis cargos de manutención de los hijos?”

  • "¿Puedo conseguir una licencia ocupacional con anetecedentes?"

  • "¿Qué son mis derechos y opciones para regresar a la escuela después de encarcelamiento?"

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Aug
28
12:00 PM12:00

FREE ONLINE WEBINAR: Tribal Reentry Advocacy - Best Practices for Increasing Access to Justice & Opportunity for Tribal Members with Criminal Records through Collaboration & Partnership

Together, Root & Rebound and the Yurok Tribal Court are thrilled to present a FREE WEBINAR open to all on Tribal Reentry Advocacy, covering best practices and strategies for increasing access to justice and opportunity for tribal members with criminal records through collaboration and partnership.

  • WHEN: August 28th, 2019, from 12:00PM – 1:00PM

  • REGISTER HERE! (MCLE credit is also available for attorneys.)

The program, Tribal Reentry Advocacy – Best Practices for Reentry Legal Advocacy in Rural Tribal Communities, will focus on sharing out best practices for establishing mobile legal clinics, strategies for providing legal services in a rural location, and recommendations for building trust and collaborative partnership between tribes and legal organizations. This framework is informed by the partnership between Root & Rebound and the Yurok Tribal Court and the jointly published Tribal Reentry Advocacy Guide, which is available online here.

Sign up online here, and please feel free to share the above with other individuals and groups who may be interested in participating, such as tribal members and legal practitioners who work in government, non-profit organizations and law firms, along with attorneys who are interested in pro bono advocacy, criminal defense, civil rights, criminal justice reform, and racial and economic justice.

Thank you to the Legal Aid Association of California (LAAC) for offering your platform to us to share this education with the community!

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Aug
7
10:00 AM10:00

SAN FRANCISCO: Practising Law Institute (PLI) Reentry Day – Fair Chance Housing Panel

Who Should Attend
All attorneys interested in or currently assisting pro bono clients with reentry legal services through representation or in clinical settings, law firm pro bono coordinators, managers and partners, law clinic students and faculty, and public interest and nonprofit organization attorneys and staff would benefit from attending this program.

What You Will Learn
• Walking the Talk in Allyship – How to Effectively Support Criminal Justice Impacted Communities
• Removing Barriers to Employment for Criminal Justice Impacted Communities
• Crim-Imm Crash Course: Effectively Dealing with the Intersection Between Immigration and Criminal Law
• Juvenile Reentry Updates
• Fair Chance Housing Advocacy Strategies

RSVP HERE

*Note: This Webinar is part of a day-long panel hosted by PLI. In order to register for this event, you must register for the full one-day program.

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Aug
6
4:30 PM16:30

OAKLAND: FREE Reentry Legal Clinic for People with Records

  • Oakland Public Library (West Oakland Branch) Multi-Purpose Community Room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

RSVP Here for Oakland “Access to Justice Day”!

On Tuesday, August 6th, 2019, from 4:30-6:30 pm, Root and Rebound will host a FREE ACCESS TO JUSTICE DAY  for people with arrest and conviction records to meet one-on-one with a member of our legal team.

You can ask us reentry-related legal questions or other questions about how your record impacts your life & rights. We will also be providing free know-your-rights resources including Root and Rebound Reentry Planning Toolkit .


Examples of questions we can help provide legal advice on include:
 parole and probation restrictions; visiting and reunifying with family members; cleaning up your record; learning about your employment and housing rights; occupational license issues; reinstating a Driver's License; getting basic forms of ID; immigration rights; and voting rights.


What to Bring:

Please bring a “RAP sheet" (a copy of your criminal record) for full record cleaning services. For more information on how to get a copy of your RAP sheet click here.

SUMMARY

  • WHEN: Tuesday, August 6th from 4:30-6:30 pm

  • WHERE:  Oakland Public Library (West Oakland Branch) Multi-Purpose Community Room 1801 Adeline St, Oakland, CA 94607

  • WHO: Open to anyone with an arrest or conviction record or prior system involvement who has a question about how that affects their rights!

  • RSVP Here! (walk-ins welcome, too)

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IF YOU CAN'T MAKE IT, THERE ARE OTHER WAYS TO CONTACT OUR LEGAL TEAM! 
On Fridays, Root & Rebound runs a Reentry Legal Hotline (at phone # 510-279-4662) for anyone in California to ask our legal team questions about the impact of a criminal record across all areas of lifefamily law, employment, housing, obtaining ID and drivers licenses, court debt, public benefits, education, tribal law, immigration & more. We are also working to increase the number of in-person legal clinics we offer in regions where we have attorneys on the ground (Los Angeles/Sylmar, Fresno & the Bay Area), and mobile legal clinics in rural & tribal communities.

Root & Rebound ofrece clínicas legales gratis para las personas con antecedentes penales. Hable con un miembro de nuestro equipo legal para aprender más sobre sus derechos legals con antecedentes!

en español:

martes, agosto 6 de 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM: Una clínica legal GRATIS para personas con antecedentes en las oficinias del Oakland Public Library (West Oakland Branch)
Multi-Purpose Community Room 1801 Adeline St, Oakland, CA 94607.

Haga clic aquí para hacer una cita

POR FAVOR DE TRAER LO SIGUIENTE: Si es posible, por favor de traer su historial de casos criminales (una "hoja de RAP"), y cualquier otra documentación relacionada con sus preguntas legales. Sobre las clínicas legales ofrecidas por Root & Rebound:

Root & Rebound ofrece clínicas legals gratis para las personas con antecedentes penales. Obtenga ayuda con servicios legales para limpiar antecedentes penales e información legal gratuita que le ayudará a navegar obstáculos a causa de antecedentes penales - incluyendo el empleo, la vivienda, los beneficios públicos, la familia e hijos, inmigración, la libertad condicional (parole y probation), y más!

Ejemplos de preguntas que nuestros abogados pueden contestar en la clínica incluyen:

  • “¿Puedo limpiar mi historial de antecedentes penales?"

  • “¿Puedo cambiar mi delito mayor a un delito menor?"

  • “¿Puedo retar mis condiciones de la libertad condicional (como parole o probation)?”

  • "¿Puedo transferir mi libertad condicional a otro condado?"

  • “¿Qué puede preguntar un empleador de mi historial criminal?”

  • "Me despidieron de mi trabajo después de una verificación de antecedentes. ¿Puedo retar?"

  • "¿Puedo vivir con mi familia en su vivienda si tengo antecedentes?

  • "¿Puedo obtener derechos de visitación o custodia con mis hijos?”

  • “¿Puedo modificar mis cargos de manutención de los hijos?”

  • "¿Puedo conseguir una licencia ocupacional con anetecedentes?"

  • "¿Qué son mis derechos y opciones para regresar a la escuela después de encarcelamiento?"

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Aug
5
10:00 AM10:00

SAN FRANCISCO: Practising Law Institute (PLI) – Fair Chance Housing Webinar

What You Will Learn:

Panelists will discuss "fair chance housing" advocacy, which aims to increase access to housing for people with past justice system involvement. We will discuss strategies including direct legal services, community organizing, and policy reform on the local, regional and national stages. The panel will provide an overview of the housing rights of people with arrest and conviction histories, legal avenues for challenging unlawful housing discrimination, and strategies for and lessons learned from reforming local and state housing policy. Finally, panelists will discuss building campaigns around “Ban the Box” housing ordinances and strategies for enforcement after such policies are adopted. You will also learn about free resources that can support Fair Chance Housing advocacy efforts!

RSVP Here

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Jul
18
11:00 AM11:00

COVELO: FREE Reentry Legal Clinic at the Round Valley Tribal TANF

RSVP HERE for the Round Valley Tribal Clinic!

Meet 1-on-1 with a lawyer for FREE to learn about your legal rights with an arrest or conviction record! At the clinic, we will be providing record-cleaning services and legal information about navigating barriers because of your record related to employment, housing, public benefits, family & children, immigration, parole & probation issues, getting ID and drivers’ licenses, voting rights, and more! This event is hosted in partnership with Round Valley Tribal TANF.

  • WHEN: July 18th, 2019 from 11:00AM-2:30PM

  • WHERE: Round Valley Tribal TANF, at 24065 Riffe Road, Covelo, CA 95428

  • RSVP Online Here, or call Root & Rebound at (510) 279-4662 to book an appointment. Walk-ins will be accommodated if possible.

  • WHAT TO BRING: If possible, please bring a government-issued photo ID and a "RAP sheet" (a copy of your criminal record) for full record-cleaning services and any other paperwork related to your legal questions. For information on how to get your RAP sheet, click here.

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Jul
17
10:00 AM10:00

KLAMATH: FREE Reentry Legal Clinic at the Yurok Tribal Court

RSVP HERE for the Yurok Tribal Clinic on July 17th, 2019!

Meet 1-on-1 with a lawyer for FREE to learn about your legal rights with an arrest or conviction record! At the clinic, we will be providing record-cleaning services and legal information about navigating barriers because of your record related to employment, housing, public benefits, family & children, immigration, parole & probation issues, getting ID and drivers’ licenses, voting rights, and more! This event is hosted in partnership with the Yurok Tribal Court.

  • WHEN: Wednesday July 17th, 2019 from 10:00AM-1:30PM

  • WHERE: Yurok Tribal Court, at 190 Klamath Boulevard, Klamath, CA 95548

  • RSVP Online Here, or call Root & Rebound at (510) 279-4662 to book an appointment. Walk-ins will be accommodated if possible.

  • WHAT TO BRING: If possible, please bring a government-issued photo ID and a “RAP SHEET” (a copy of your criminal record) for complete record-cleaning services, and any other documents related to your legal questions. For information about what a RAP sheet is and how to get one, please click here.

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Jul
16
4:00 PM16:00

LA: FREE Traffic Tickets Clinic for People with Records

RSVP Here for the LA Tickets Clinic!

On Tuesday, July 16, 2019, from 4:00pm-6:30 pm, Root and Rebound will host a FREE Traffic Tickets Clinic in LA for people with arrest and conviction records. Attendees will meet one-on-one with a member of our legal team to discuss their traffic court cases.


Examples of questions we can help provide legal advice on include:
 

  • Can I get my license back?

  • How do I clear traffic court warrants?

  • What can I do about outstanding traffic debt that I can't afford to pay?

  • What are my options for handling my traffic tickets?

  • Can I go back to court on an old traffic ticket?

What to Bring:

Please bring a copy of your driver's license and any paperwork about your traffic court cases (for example, copies of the ticket, letters from collection agencies, DMV printout, etc.).

SUMMARY

  • WHEN: Tuesday, July 16th from 4:00pm-6:30 pm

  • WHERE:  Anti-Recidivism Coalition - 787 South Alameda, Building M2, Suite 260, Los Angeles, CA 90021

  • PARKING: bit.ly/ARCPARKING

  • WHO: Open to anyone with an arrest or conviction record or prior system involvement who has a question about traffic court warrants and debt.

  • RSVP Here! (We will try our best to accommodate walk-ins. Appointments are highly encouraged.)

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Jul
16
12:00 PM12:00

HOOPA: FREE Reentry Legal Clinic for People with Records at the Hoopa TANF Office

RSVP HERE for the Hoopa Reentry Legal Clinic on July 16th!

Meet 1-on-1 with a lawyer for FREE to learn about your legal rights with an arrest or conviction record! At the clinic, we will be providing record-cleaning services and legal information about navigating barriers because of your record related to employment, housing, public benefits, family & children, immigration, parole & probation issues, getting ID and drivers’ licenses, voting rights, and more! This event is hosted in partnership with the Hoopa TANF.

  • WHEN: July 16th, 2019 from 12:00PM-4:30PM

  • WHERE: Hoopa TANF office, at 82 Willow St., Hoopa, CA 95546

  • RSVP Online Here, or call Root & Rebound at (510) 279-4662 to book an appointment. Walk-ins will be accommodated if possible.

  • WHAT TO BRING: If possible, please bring a government-issued photo ID and a "RAP sheet" (a copy of your criminal record) for full record-cleaning services and any other paperwork related to your legal questions. For information on how to get your RAP sheet, click here.

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Jul
15
11:00 AM11:00

SANTA ROSA: FREE Reentry Legal Clinic at the Sonoma County Indian Health Project, Inc.

  • Sonoma County Indian Health Project, Inc (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

RSVP HERE!

FREE Reentry Legal Clinic at the Sonoma County Indian Health Project, Inc

Meet 1-on-1 with a lawyer for FREE to learn about your legal rights with an arrest or conviction record! At the clinic, we will be providing record-cleaning services and legal information about navigating barriers because of your record related to employment, housing, public benefits, family & children, immigration, parole & probation, getting ID and drivers’ licenses, voting rights, and more! This event is hosted in partnership with the Sonoma County Indian Health Project, Inc.

  • WHEN: Monday, July 15th, 2019 from 11:00AM-3:30PM

  • WHERE: Sonoma County Indian Health Project, Inc., at 144 Stony Point Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95401

  • RSVP Online Here, or call Root & Rebound at (510) 279-4662 to book an appointment. (Walk-ins will be accommodated if possible.)

  • WHAT TO BRING: If possible, please bring a government-issued photo ID and a "RAP sheet" (a copy of your criminal record) for full record-cleaning services and any other paperwork related to your legal questions. For information on how to get your RAP sheet, click here.

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Jul
8
10:00 AM10:00

FRESNO: Fair Chance Hiring Workshop!

Fair Chance Hiring Workshop for Employers & Workforce Developers (Fresno, CA)

  • WHAT:  Workshop on the best practices and new laws related to Fair Chance Hiring of people with criminal records in CA. 

  • WHEN: Monday, July 8th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

  • WHERE: Fresno City College, 1101 E University Ave, Fresno, CA 93741 at the OAB-251 - Skylight Room 

  • RSVP: HERE

Target Audience: 

  • Workforce Developers will gain concrete tools to maximize job opportunities for people with records and strategies to help employers increase their talent pool through fair chance hiring. Employers will learn why Fair Chance Hiring is a win-win, benefitting their business and the broader community.

At this workshop you will learn:

  • The rewards of hiring job candidates with records

  • How to implement the Fair Chance Act and related laws in your business

  • How to better support job seekers with records to achieve economic mobility

  • How to educate employers and other stakeholders about the benefits of hiring people with records

Questions? Call 510-279-4662, or email Cassandra Little at clittle@rootandrebound.org

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Jun
20
4:00 PM16:00

OAKLAND: FREE Reentry Legal Clinic for People with Records

  • All of Us or None's Freedom and Movement Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

RSVP Here for Oakland “Access to Justice Day”!

On Thursday, June 20, 2019, from 4:00-6:30 pm, Root and Rebound will host a FREE ACCESS TO JUSTICE DAY  for people with arrest and conviction records to meet one-on-one with a member of our legal team.

You can ask us reentry-related legal questions or other questions about how your record impacts your life & rights. We will also be providing free know-your-rights resources including Root and Rebound Reentry Planning Toolkit .


Examples of questions we can help provide legal advice on include:
 parole and probation restrictions; visiting and reunifying with family members; cleaning up your record; learning about your employment and housing rights; occupational license issues; reinstating a Driver's License; getting basic forms of ID; immigration rights; and voting rights.


What to Bring:

Please bring a “RAP sheet" (a copy of your criminal record) for full record cleaning services. For more information on how to get a copy of your RAP sheet click here.

SUMMARY

  • WHEN: Thursday, June 20th from 4:00-6:30 pm

  • WHERE:  All of Us None’s Freedom and Movement Center 4400 Market Street, Oakland CA 94608

  • WHO: Open to anyone with an arrest or conviction record or prior system involvement who has a question about how that affects their rights!

  • RSVP Here! (walk-ins welcome, too)

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IF YOU CAN'T MAKE IT, THERE ARE OTHER WAYS TO CONTACT OUR LEGAL TEAM! 
On Fridays, Root & Rebound runs a Reentry Legal Hotline (at phone # 510-279-4662) for anyone in California to ask our legal team questions about the impact of a criminal record across all areas of lifefamily law, employment, housing, obtaining ID and drivers licenses, court debt, public benefits, education, tribal law, immigration & more. We are also working to increase the number of in-person legal clinics we offer in regions where we have attorneys on the ground (Los Angeles/Sylmar, Fresno & the Bay Area), and mobile legal clinics in rural & tribal communities.

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Jun
13
10:00 AM10:00

FREE Reentry Legal Clinic in Shingle Springs

RSVP HERE for the Shingle Springs Clinic

On July 15th, 2019 from 10:00am to 1:30pm, meet 1-on-1 with a lawyer to learn about your legal rights with an arrest or conviction record! At the clinic, we will be providing record-cleaning services and legal information about navigating barriers because of your record related to employment, housing, public benefits, family & children, immigration, parole & probation, and more! This event is hosted in partnership with the Shingles Springs Tribal Court.

When:

July 15th, 2019 from 10:00AM-1:30PM

Where:

Shingle Springs Tribal Court

5281 Honpie Road Placerville, CA 95667

At this clinic, our lawyers can answer questions like:

  • “Can I expunge my record?”

  • “Can I change how much child support I owe?”

  • “Can I get my felony changed to a misdemeanor?”

  • “Can I challenge parole conditions?”

  • “Can I get a barber’s license?”

  • “What can an employer ask me about my record?’

  • “Can I get visitation rights with my children?”

  • “Can a landlord run a background check on me?”

RSVP Online HERE or call Root & Rebound at (510) 279-4662 to book an appointment. Walk-ins will be accommodated if possible.

What to bring: Attendees must have a “RAP SHEET” for complete record-cleaning services. For information about what a RAP sheet is and how to obtain one please click HERE.

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Jun
8
10:00 AM10:00

Free Reentry Fresno Legal Clinic

RSVP HERE for the Fresno Reentry Clinic!

On June 8th, 2019 from 10am to 3pm, meet 1-on-1 with a lawyer to learn about your legal rights with an arrest or conviction record! At the clinic, we will be providing record-cleaning services and legal information about navigating barriers because of your record related to employment, housing, public benefits, family & children, immigration, parole & probation, and more! This event is hosted in partnership with the Fresno County Public Defender’s Office.

When:

June 8th, 2019 from 10AM-3PM

Where:

Root & Rebound Fresno Office

2014 Tulare Street, Fresno, CA 93721

At this clinic, our lawyers can answer questions like:

  • “Can I expunge my record?”

  • “Can I change how much child support I owe?”

  • “Can I get my felony changed to a misdemeanor?”

  • “Can I challenge parole conditions?”

  • “Can I get a barber’s license?”

  • “What can an employer ask me about my record?’

  • “Can I get visitation rights with my children?”

  • “Can a landlord run a background check on me?”

RSVP Online HERE or call Root & Rebound at (510) 279-4662 to book an appointment. Walk-ins will be accommodated if possible.

What to bring: Attendees must have a “RAP SHEET” for complete record-cleaning services. For information about what a RAP sheet is and how to obtain one please click HERE.

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May
22
12:00 PM12:00

Webinar: Legal Aid Association of California (LAAC) - Fair Chance Housing

Panelists will discuss "fair chance housing" advocacy, which aims to increase access to housing for people with past justice system involvement. We will discuss strategies including direct legal services, community organizing, and policy reform on the local, regional and national stages. The panel will provide an overview of the housing rights of people with arrest and conviction histories, legal avenues for challenging unlawful housing discrimination, and strategies for and lessons learned from reforming local and state housing policy. Finally, panelists will discuss building campaigns around “Ban the Box” housing ordinances and strategies for enforcement after such policies are adopted.

Please use the link below to register for the event:

attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8184548350791034379

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Apr
22
10:00 AM10:00

San Francisco: Practicing Law Institute (PLI) Webinar – Tribal Reentry Advocacy

We are thrilled to let you know about an exciting upcoming Tribal Reentry Advocacy Livecast/Webinar that we are co-hosting with Judge Abby Abinanti, Chief Justice of the Yurok Tribal Court:

April 22, 2019

10:00AM – 12:00PM

Tribal Reentry Advocacy LiveCast and Webinar with Practicing Law Institute (PLI)

 Learn how to provide holistic legal support and record-cleaning for tribal members with criminal records!

Registration is now open for the PLI webinar at the link here and all eligible participants are encouraged to apply for a fee waiver or discount here. MCLE credit is also available.

 

 

The program, Tribal Reentry Advocacy – Best Practices for Reentry Legal Advocacy in Rural Tribal Communities, will focus on sharing out best practices for establishing mobile legal clinics, strategies for providing legal services in a rural location, and recommendations for building trust and collaborative partnership between tribes and legal organizations. This framework is informed by the partnership between Root & Rebound and the Yurok Tribal Court and the jointly published Tribal Reentry Advocacy Guide, which is available online here.

 

We invite you to sign up for the program online! In addition, please feel free to share the above with other individuals and groups who may be interested in participating, such as tribal members and legal practitioners who work in government, non-profit organizations and law firms, along with attorneys who are interested in pro bono advocacy, criminal defense, civil rights, criminal justice reform, and racial and economic justice.

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Apr
3
5:00 PM17:00

OAKLAND CLINIC: Access to Justice Day - Free Legal Clinic for People with Records

MEET 1-ON-1 WITH A LAWYER TO LEARN ABOUT YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS WITH AN ARREST OR CONVICTION RECORD!

At this clinic, our reentry lawyers can help with questions like:

• “CAN I EXPUNGE MY RECORD?”

• “CAN I CHANGE HOW MUCH CHILD SUPPORT I OWE?”

• “CAN I GET MY FELONY CHANGED TO A MISDEMEANOR?”

• “CAN I CHALLENGE PAROLE CONDITIONS?”

• “WHAT CAN AN EMPLOYER ASK ME ABOUT MY RECORD?”

• “CAN I GET VISITATION RIGHTS WITH MY CHILDREN?”

• “CAN A LANDLORD RUN A BACKGROUND CHECK ON ME?"

WHAT TO BRING: If possible, please bring a photo ID and any paperwork related to your legal issue, including a copy of your RAP sheet. For information on how to obtain your RAP sheet, please call 510-279-4662.

To RSVP, please visit http://bit.ly/APRILA2JDAY or call 510-279-4662.

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Mar
23
10:00 AM10:00

Fresno: Free Second Chance Clinic / Clínica legal gratis de segunda oportunidades

Due to a high demand, we are no longer accepting RSVPs for our Second Chances Community Legal clinic on Saturday, March 23rd. If you still need assistance, please call our Reentry Legal Hotline which operates every Friday from 9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time.  Our Hotline phone number is 510-279-4662 and it is free and open to anyone in California with a reentry-related legal issue, question, or concern, including those who are incarcerated. By calling the hotline, you will be able to access the same services that are available at our in-person clinic. If you would like information about our next clinic please sign up to receive our email newsletter at bit.ly/RRlegalClinic

Meet 1-on-1 FREE with a lawyer to learn about your legal rights with an arrest or conviction record! At the clinic, we will be providing record-cleaning services and legal information about navigating barriers because of your record related to employment, housing, public benefits, family & children, immigration, parole & probation, and more!

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Debido a límite de espacio y abogados presentes en la Clínica de Segunda Oportunidades el sábado, 23 de marzo ya no estamos aceptando reservaciones para citas. Si necesita asistencia, por favor de llamar nuestra línea directa al 510-279-4662 los viernes de 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Hora Pacifica para hablar con un miembro de nuestro equipo legal. Si su caso es urgente, por favor llame de inmediato.  Es gratis y cualquier persona en California con cuestiones relacionadas a las personas que hayan sido impactadas por nuestro sistema judicial criminal, incluyendo personas que se encuentra encarceladas puede llamar. En llamar nuestra linea directa, usted recibirá los mismos servicios que están ofrecidos en nuestras clínicas legales. Para más información sobre clínicas en el futuro, por favor de escribirse a nuestra hoja informativa electronica aquí: bit.ly/RRlegalClinic

Hable gratis con un abogado y aprenda sobre sus derechos legales como una persona con antecedentes penales!

En la clínica, ofreceremos servicios legales gratis para limpiar antecedentes penales e información legal que le ayudará navegar obstaculos a causa de antecedentes penales - incluyendo el empleo, la vivienda, los beneficios públicos, la familia e hijos, inmigración, la libertad condicional (parole y probation), y más!

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Mar
6
5:30 PM17:30

OAKLAND CLINIC: Access to Justice Day - Free Legal Clinic for People with Records

On Wednesday, March 6, 2019, from 5:30pm-8:00 pm, R&R will host ACCESS TO JUSTICE DAY at our downtown Oakland office for people with arrest and conviction records to meet one-on-one with a member of our legal team. This event is FREE.

You can ask us reentry-related legal questions or other questions about how your record impacts your life & rights. We will also be providing free know-your-rights resources including R&R’s Reentry Planning Toolkit and "My Education, My Freedom" Toolkit for those interested.

Examples of questions we can help provide legal advice on include: 
parole and probation restrictions; visiting and reunifying with family members; cleaning up your record; learning about your employment and housing rights; occupational license issues; reinstating a Driver's License; getting basic forms of ID; immigration rights; and voting rights.

SUMMARY

  • WHEN: Wednesday, March 6th from 5:30pm-8:00 pm

  • WHERE: 1730 Franklin Street, Suite 300, Oakland CA 94612

  • WHO: Open to anyone with an arrest or conviction record or prior system involvement who has a question about how that affects their rights!

  • RSVP Here! (walk-ins welcome, too)

  • What to bringIf possible please bring a government-issued photo ID and any paperwork related to the issue that you would like to address. For information on how to obtain your RAP sheet please visit http://bit.ly/RAPSHEETOAK 

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IF YOU CAN'T MAKE IT, THERE ARE OTHER WAYS TO CONTACT OUR LEGAL TEAM! 
On Fridays, Root & Rebound runs a Reentry Legal Hotline (at phone # 510-279-4662) for anyone in California to ask our legal team questions about the impact of a criminal record across all areas of lifefamily law, employment, housing, obtaining ID and drivers licenses, court debt, public benefits, education, tribal law, immigration & more. We are also working to increase the number of in-person legal clinics we offer in regions where we have attorneys on the ground (Los Angeles/Sylmar, Fresno & the Bay Area), and mobile legal clinics in rural & tribal communities.

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Feb
10
11:00 AM11:00

LAKEPORT, CA: Free Legal Clinic for People with Records

Legal Reentry Clinic

Meet 1-on-1 with a lawyer to learn about your legal rights with an arrest or conviction record!

At this clinic, our lawyers can answer questions like:

• “Can I expunge my record?”

• “Can I change how much child support I owe?”

• “Can I get my felony changed to a misdemeanor?”

• “Can I challenge parole conditions?”

• “What can an employer ask me about my record?”

• “Can I get visitation rights with my children?”

• “Can a landlord run a background check on me?"

What to bring: Please bring paperwork related to your legal issue. For Instance, a "Rap Sheet" for complete record-cleaning services. For information on how to obtain your RAP sheet or to make an appointment call 510-279-4662. For the Lakeport Clinic, you may also contact Legal Services of Northern California at 707-462-1471.

To RSVP please visit: http://bit.ly/ReentryClinic2

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Feb
9
12:00 PM12:00

REDWOOD VALLEY: Free Legal Clinic for People with Records

Reentry Legal Clinic

Meet 1-on-1 with a lawyer to learn about your legal rights with an arrest or conviction record!

At this clinic, our lawyers can answer questions like:

• “Can I expunge my record?”

• “Can I change how much child support I owe?”

• “Can I get my felony changed to a misdemeanor?”

• “Can I challenge parole conditions?”

• “What can an employer ask me about my record?”

• “Can I get visitation rights with my children?”

• “Can a landlord run a background check on me?"

What to bring: Please bring paperwork related to your legal issue. For Instance, a "Rap Sheet" for complete record-cleaning services. For information on how to obtain your RAP sheet or to make an appointment call 510-279-4662.

To RSVP please visit: http://bit.ly/ReentryClinic1

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Dec
15
10:00 AM10:00

VAN NUYS: Free Legal Clinic for People with Records

Root & Rebound is hosting two free legal clinics for people with records in the LA Area this December! Below is information for the clinic on Dec. 15th.

ABOUT THE FREE LEGAL CLINIC: Meet 1-on-1 with a lawyer to learn about your legal rights with an arrest or conviction record! At the clinic, we will be providing record-cleaning services and legal information about navigating barriers because of your record related to employment, housing, public benefits, family & children, immigration, parole & probation, and more!

At this clinic, our lawyers can answer questions like:

  • “Can I expunge my record?”

  • “Can I change how much child support I owe?”

  • “Can I get my felony changed to a misdemeanor?”

  • “Can I challenge parole conditions?”

  • “What can an employer ask me about my record?”

  • “Can I get visitation rights with my children?”

  • “Can a landlord run a background check on me?"

WHAT TO BRING: If possible, please bring a government-issued photo ID. To complete record-cleaning on-site, you should also bring a copy of your complete criminal history information - also called a “RAP sheet”. Call us at 510-279-4662 to get more information on ordering your RAP sheet, and ask for Amber.

WHEN: December 15th, 2018 at 10:00 am - 3:00 pm.

WHERE: 14549 Archwood Street, #221, Van Nuys, CA 91405

RSVP: Click here bit.ly/2A96GEf — or call 510-279-4662 to RSVP by phone.

QUESTIONS? Call us at 510-279-4662.

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Dec
13
4:00 PM16:00

LOS ANGELES: Free Legal Clinic for People with Records

Root & Rebound is hosting two free legal clinics for people with records in the LA Area this December! Below is information for the clinic on Dec. 13th.

ABOUT THE FREE LEGAL CLINIC: Meet 1-on-1 with a lawyer to learn about your legal rights with an arrest or conviction record! At the clinic, we will be providing record-cleaning services and legal information about navigating barriers because of your record related to employment, housing, public benefits, family & children, immigration, parole & probation, and more!

At this clinic, our lawyers can answer questions like:

  • “Can I expunge my record?”

  • “Can I change how much child support I owe?”

  • “Can I get my felony changed to a misdemeanor?”

  • “Can I challenge parole conditions?”

  • “What can an employer ask me about my record?”

  • “Can I get visitation rights with my children?”

  • “Can a landlord run a background check on me?"

WHAT TO BRING: If possible, please bring a government-issued photo ID. To complete record-cleaning on-site, you should also bring a copy of your complete criminal history information - also called a “RAP sheet”. Call us at 510-279-4662 to get more information on ordering your RAP sheet, and ask for Amber.

WHEN: December 13th, 2018 from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.

WHERE: 787 South Alameda, Suite 206 Los Angeles, CA 90021

RSVP: Click here http://bit.ly/2PFHXlr — or call 510-279-4662 to RSVP by phone.

QUESTIONS? Call us at 510-279-4662.

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Nov
10
10:00 AM10:00

FRESNO: Free Legal Clinic for People with Records

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RSVP HERE for the Fresno Reentry Clinic!

On November 10, 2018 from 10am to 3pm, meet 1-on-1 with a lawyer to learn about your legal rights with an arrest or conviction record! At the clinic, we will be providing record-cleaning services and legal information about navigating barriers because of your record related to employment, housing, public benefits, family & children, immigration, parole & probation, and more! This event is hosted in partnership with One Justice, the Fresno County Public Defender’s Office and Central California Legal Services.

When:

November 10th, 2018 from 10AM-3PM

Where:

Central California Legal Services

2115 Kern St #1

Fresno, CA

At this clinic, our lawyers can answer questions like:

  • “Can I expunge my record?”

  • “Can I change how much child support I owe?”

  • “Can I get my felony changed to a misdemeanor?”

  • “Can I challenge parole conditions?”

  • “Can I get a barber’s license?”

  • “What can an employer ask me about my record?’

  • “Can I get visitation rights with my children?”

  • “Can a landlord run a background check on me?”

RSVP Online HERE or call Root & Rebound at (510) 279-4662 to book an appointment. Walk-ins will be accommodated if possible.

What to bring: If possible, please bring a government issued photo ID. Attendees must have a “RAP SHEET” for complete record-cleaning services. For information about what a RAP sheet is and how to obtain one please click HERE.

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Nov
9
10:00 AM10:00

Fair Chance Hiring Training


Fair Chance Hiring Training


WHAT: Training on the best practices and new laws related to Fair Chance Hiring of people with criminal records in CA. 
WHEN: Friday, November 9th from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. 
WHERE: Fresno City College, 1101 E University Ave, Fresno, CA 93741 at the OAB-251 - Skylight Room 
RSVP HERE
Questions? Email Cassandra Little at clittle@rootandrebound.org

At this training you will: -Learn the benefits of hiring people with a criminal record.-Ensure compliance with the fair chance act of 2018.-Learn how to join the Fresno Blue Ribbon Commission on Fair Chance Hiring
Target Audience: We invite anyone looking to learn about CA's Fair Chance Act and best practices for hiring people with records to attend. We especially encourage employers, HR and workforce development professionals; corporate counsel; as will as community service providers and attorneys supporting clients with conviction records to attend. 

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Nov
7
3:00 PM15:00

Oakland: Bay Area Open Office Hours (Legal Support)

R&R Open Office Hours Launch!

On Wednesday, September 5th, Root & Rebound will be hosting our first open office hours at our downtown Oakland office for people with arrest and conviction records. Between 3 p.m. - 6 p.m., you can stop by and meet with a member of R&R's legal staff one-on-one, and ask us reentry-related legal questions or other questions about how your record may impact your life and your rights.
 

Examples of questions we can help provide legal advice on include: parole and probation restrictions; visiting and reunifying with family members; cleaning up your record; learning about your employment and housing rights; occupational license issues; reinstating a Driver's License; getting basic forms of ID; immigration rights; and voting rights. Drop in and see how R&R's team can help you navigate barriers because of a record.

 

Location: 1730 Franklin Street, Suite 300, Oakland CA 94612

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Nov
7
3:00 PM15:00

Oakland - Access to Justice Day

RSVP Here for Oakland Access to Justice Days!

On Wednesday, November 7, 2018, from 3-6 pm, R&R will host our 2nd ACCESS TO JUSTICE DAY at our downtown Oakland office for people with arrest and conviction records to meet one-on-one with a member of our legal team. This event is FREE.

You can ask us reentry-related legal questions or other questions about how your record impacts your life & rights. We will also be providing free know-your-rights resources including R&R’s Reentry Planning Toolkit and "My Education, My Freedom" Toolkit for those interested.

Examples of questions we can help provide legal advice on include:
 parole and probation restrictions; visiting and reunifying with family members; cleaning up your record; learning about your employment and housing rights; occupational license issues; reinstating a Driver's License; getting basic forms of ID; immigration rights; and voting rights.

SUMMARY

  • WHEN: Wednesday, November 7th from 3-6 pm

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IF YOU CAN'T MAKE IT, THERE ARE OTHER WAYS TO CONTACT OUR LEGAL TEAM! 
On Fridays, Root & Rebound runs a Reentry Legal Hotline (at phone # 510-279-4662) for anyone in California to ask our legal team questions about the impact of a criminal record across all areas of lifefamily law, employment, housing, obtaining ID and drivers licenses, court debt, public benefits, education, tribal law, immigration & more. We are also working to increase the number of in-person legal clinics we offer in regions where we have attorneys on the ground (Los Angeles/Sylmar, Fresno & the Bay Area), and mobile legal clinics in rural & tribal communities.

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Oct
17
1:00 PM13:00

STOCKTON, CA: Free Legal Clinic for People with Records

WHAT: Fathers & Families of San Joaquin in partnership with OneJustice, the office of the San Joaquin County Public Defender, and Root & Rebound are hosting a FREE legal clinic for people with records this Wednesday, October 17th, from 1:00pm to 5:00 pm at Fathers & Families' of San Joaquin’s office.

WHERE: 338 E. Market Street, Stockton, CA 95202

WHEN: 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

RSVP: Email Jess at jtemple@one-justice.org.

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