Weitchpec FREE Record Cleaning Clinic
Sep
27
9:00am 9:00am

Weitchpec FREE Record Cleaning Clinic

WHERE: CA-96, Hoopa, CA 95546
WHEN: September 27th, 2017, 9:00am-4:00pm
DETAILS: Root & Rebound will partner with Legal Services of Northern California and the Yurok Tribal Court for a record-cleaning clinic at the Yurok Weitchpec offices. Join us for a chance to change your record and open doors for employment, housing and more!

Participation is FREE. People who want their records cleared must bring acopy of their RAP sheet so that they can be screened for expungement, Prop 47, dismissal, Certificates of Rehabilitation and other remedies. Copies of the Roadmap to Reentryand Family & Children Toolkit will be available.

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Klamath FREE Record Cleaning Clinic
Sep
29
9:00am 9:00am

Klamath FREE Record Cleaning Clinic

WHERE: 190 Klamath Blvd, Klamath, CA 95548
WHEN: September 29th, 2017, 9:00am-4:00pm
DETAILS: Root & Rebound will partner with Legal Services of Northern California and the Yurok Tribal Court for a record-cleaning clinic at the Yurok Tribal Courthouse in Klamath. Join us for a chance to change your record and open doors for employment, housing and more!

Participation is FREE. People who want their records cleared must bring acopy of their RAP sheet so that they can be screened for expungement, Prop 47, dismissal, Certificates of Rehabilitation and other remedies. Copies of the Roadmap to Reentryand Family & Children Toolkit will be available.

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Eureka FREE Record Cleaning Clinic
Sep
30
1:00pm 1:00pm

Eureka FREE Record Cleaning Clinic

WHERE: 3400 Erie Street, Eureka, CA 95501
WHEN: September 30th, 2017, 1:00pm-5:00pm
DETAILS: Root & Rebound will partner with OneJustice and the Yurok Tribal Court for a record-cleaning clinic at the Yurok Worthington Bldg. Join us for a chance to change your record and open doors for employment, housing and more!

Participation is FREE. People who want their records cleared must bring acopy of their RAP sheet so that they can be screened for expungement, Prop 47, dismissal, Certificates of Rehabilitation and other remedies. Copies of the Roadmap to Reentryand Family & Children Toolkit will be available.

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Root & Rebound's 3rd Annual Benefit
Oct
5
6:00pm 6:00pm

Root & Rebound's 3rd Annual Benefit

Join Root & Rebound at their 3rd annual benefit this October 5th! Root & Rebound focuses to create legal reentry assistance to those who are reentering our community from prison or jails all around California. With the funds from this benefit, Root & Rebound will be able to expand their reach into the nation, providing legal assistance to more of our incarcerated community members as they transition into our nation’s society. Join us at The Lab in San Francisco, on October 5th 2017, for an auction of more than 100 items and a talk from our keynote speaker Shaka Senghor. Shaka Senghor is a storyteller, author and one of the many who has made the transition from prison into our society. Tickets are $75 until September 1st when they raise to $85.

 

Buy your tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/root-rebounds-3rd-annual-benefit-tickets-35710758841

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Certificates of Rehabilitation Record Cleaning Clinic
Oct
14
9:00am 9:00am

Certificates of Rehabilitation Record Cleaning Clinic

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In partnership with Project Rebound, Fresno & Fresno's Public Defender's Office, Root & Rebound will be holding a Certificates of Rehabilitation Record Cleaning Clinic on October 14th at CSU Fresno. The clinic will be broken up into two parts:

9am - 12nn: Clinic on the Generalities of Expungements and Certificates of Rehabilitation, terminology, pathways

1pm - 4pm: One on One brief assessment of eligibility with lawyers.

Interested parties can come to either or both sessions but CoR applicants are encouraged to attend both sessions. Service providers are only recommended to come to the morning session.

Pizza, water and soda will be provided for lunch.

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Roadmap to Reentry Training with Roots Clinic
Oct
25
1:00pm 1:00pm

Roadmap to Reentry Training with Roots Clinic

If you or your loved one has a criminal record, please join us for this FREE training on the laws that impact your daily lives. The training will cover issues such as basic ID, housing, parole and probation, public benefits, employment, education, family reunification and much more. Our team will give all attendees information on our reentry resources, how to access legal assistance more generally, and also provide copies of our Roadmap to Reentry Guide. 

 

To RSVP to this event, please visit Root & Rebound’s website or sign up at the link below: http://bit.ly/RSVPRootsClinic

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Training with Santa Cruz Veteran's Court
Sep
12
8:30am 8:30am

Training with Santa Cruz Veteran's Court

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

8:30am-12:00pm - Basic Workshop
1:00pm to 3:30pm - Train-the-Trainer

Veteran’s Memorial Building
846 Front Street, Santa Cruz

 

The Road to Reentry Workshop is a free training to lay out the steps, necessary legal information, and provide attendees with the resources to assist individuals in achieving a successful transition from incarceration back to their communities. 


The Basic Workshop will feature a Know Your Rights training on how your rights will be impacted and how they must be exercised when you have a criminal record.


The Train-the-Trainer portion of the event will be directed towards social service providers who work with clients in reentry as a means of arming them with the tools to help their clients navigate the legal barriers they face daily.



Training topics will include:

  • Identifying and navigating legal barriers including OTH discharges 
  • Obtaining identification cards
  • Accessing public benefits
  • Reuniting with family members.

  

RSVP here: 

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-road-to-reentry-tickets-36498623365.

 

For any questions, contact Cara Palanca at 510-279-4662 or czpalanca@rootandrebound.org.

 

 

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Jun
16
to Jun 17

Root & Rebound Speaking at ACSOL Conference

Root & Rebound's staff attorneys, KC Taylor and Emily Juneau, will be speaking among other distinguished lived experts and scholars at ACSOL Conference 2017. R&R's attorneys will be conducting workshops on the legal barriers people on the 290 registry face concerning housing and employment, as well as strategies to navigating these legal obstacles.

WHERE: Southwestern Law School
3050 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90010

WHEN: Friday, June 16th and Saturday, June 17th
9:00am-5:00pm

REGISTER HERE

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Jun
15
1:00pm 1:00pm

Los Angeles Federal Public Defender Roadmap to Reentry Training

CLOSED EVENT

Root & Rebound is pleased to partner with the Los Angeles Federal Public Defender to provide legal education on reentry barriers. Public defenders make up a key component in protecting the civil rights and dignity of people accused of crimes and are a vital part of the reentry infrastructure - after all, reentry begins at the moment of arrest. Root & Rebound hopes that by providing reentry legal resources to the L.A. Federal Public Defender and by learning from their own expertise, life for people with a criminal record can be made easier at all points of contact with the justice system.

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Jun
15
9:00am 9:00am

Los Angeles Workforce Developer's and Employer's Training with Chrysalis

WHEN: Thursday, June 15th at 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

WHERE: Chrysalis
522 S. Main St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(213) 806-6300

TARGET AUDIENCE: Employers and workforce development professionals, as well as community service providers and attorneys who support people in reentry. Anyone curious about fair chance hiring and best practices regarding hiring and placing people with criminal records in the workforce can benefit from Root & Rebound's comprehensive half-day training on the intersection between employer social responsibility and criminal records.

RSVP & PAY: HERE

THE TOOLKIT: The California Employers' Fair Chance Hiring Toolkit is a critical resource for California employers, H.R. departments, corporate counsel, and business professionals on "Fair Chance" hiring. The toolkit lays out the content in an easy-to-digest format, with checklists and action steps, as well as tips and hints around fair chance hiring to ensure employers can easily digest the critical information they need to make informed and responsible decision on fair chance hiring. Topics include: legal compliance and minimizing risks; choosing a reliable background check company; the rewards of hiring Fair Chance workers, and best practices for on-boarding and training.

Please contact us at roadmap@rootandrebound.org with any questions or comments. Many thanks to our partners, LARRP and Chrysalis, for coordinating for this event.

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Roadmap to Reentry Training at El Proyecto in the San Fernando Valley -- RSVP today!
Jun
14
9:00am 9:00am

Roadmap to Reentry Training at El Proyecto in the San Fernando Valley -- RSVP today!

On Wednesday, June 14th, Root & Rebound is offering, with help from LARRP and Center for Living and Learning, a special legal training for people with criminal records and their loved ones on legal barriers and how to navigate them. Using our Roadmap to Reentry legal guide, you will learn how to identify legal barriers to people with criminal records and what steps you can take to overcome legal obstacles. Using Root & Rebound's new family & children toolkit, attendees will be empowered to help themselves and their loved ones create reentry plans for stability and success!

Root & Rebound will also be hosting a legal clinic where people can have confidential one-on-one meetings with Root & Rebound's reentry attorneys to discuss issues they're having due to their criminal record. Root & Rebound can provide general legal information at these clinics, though not legal representation.
 

RSVP here. Please forward this information to any of your loved ones, clients, co-workers and friends who would benefit from this one-of-a-kind workshop!


THE DETAILS:

  • WHEN: Wednesday, June 14th at 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • WHAT: Training and legal clinic for people with criminal records, their loved ones and their supporters to learn about legal barriers and navigating them.
  • WHERE: El Proyecto Worksource Center, 9024 Laurel Canyon, Sun Valley, CA 91352
  • WHO: People with criminal records and their loved ones.
  • RSVP & COST: Attendance is free for people with criminal records and their loved ones; professionals will be charged a small fee. RSVP here.
  • Please note: Attendees will have a Family & Children Toolkit and a Roadmap to Reentry. These are also available online for free as PDFs. The guide and toolkit will be available for free to formerly-incarcerated people and their loved ones and for a small fee to professionals.


We hope you join us on Wednesday, June 14th. Please contact Emily Juneau, Staff Attorney at Root & Rebound, by email at ejuneau@rootandrebound.org, or by phone at (510) 279-4662 with questions or to learn more.

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Jun
7
to Jun 8

Roadmap to Reentry Program at CCC-Susanville

Root & Rebound will be providing another in-person lecture for our 9-session Roadmap to Reentry program at CCC-Susanville in conjunction with CDCR. Over 18 weeks, men incarcerated at CCC-Susanville will participate in in-person and video-based lectures to prepare them for navigating legal reentry barriers upon their release. This intensive legal education program is the first of its kind in California.

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May
24
8:00am 8:00am

Fair Chance Employer Summit Contra Costa County

PRESENTED BY CONTRA COSTA COUNTY'S WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT BOARD (WDB) & OFFICE OF REENTRY AND JUSTICE.

Know the law, strengthen your hiring process and learn how to minimize risk and maximize value by becoming a Fair Chance Employer! Plus, learn how to take advantage of government incentives such as tax credits, fidelity bonding, and wage reimbursements. 

The Summit will include:

  • Employers and trainers whohavehired/trained formerly incarcerated workers

  • Success stories of fair chance employers and workers 

  • Training on Root & Rebound’s ‘California Employers’ Fair Chance Hiring Toolkit                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

The training is intended for employers, HR professionals, corporate counsel, workforce development professionals, and others in the California business community.

Primary Sponsors: Chevron, City of Pleasant Hill, REDF and East Bay Leadership Council.

Supporting Sponsors: City of Concord, Contra Costa Economic Partnership, Contra Costa Small Business Development Center, Earn & Learn East Bay, East Bay Advance Manufacturing Partnership, East Bay ICT Partnership, East Bay Transportation & Logistics Partnership, Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce, Pleasant Hill Chamber of Commerce, The Stride Center.

If you have any questions about this event please contact:  Workfoce Development Board at 925-602-6800

Have questions about Fair Chance Employer Summit Contra Costa County? Contact Workforce Development Board of Contra Costa County

For FREE registration, please sign up here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fair-chance-employer-summit-contra-costa-county-tickets-32445344900?aff=es2

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May
17
to May 18

Roadmap to Reentry Program at CCC-Susanville

Root & Rebound will be launching our inaugural 9-session Roadmap to Reentry program at CCC-Susanville in conjunction with CDCR. Over 18 weeks, men incarcerated at CCC-Susanville will participate in in-person and video-based lectures to prepare them for navigating legal reentry barriers upon their release. This intensive legal education program is the first of its kind in California.

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Apr
19
to Apr 20

Empowerment Summit for Formerly Incarcerated Students & Families

On April 19th and 20th, Root & Rebound and the Streets Scholars Program at Merritt College, will be working with Bay Area communities to create solutions for those impacted by incarceration.

Our first annual Empowerment Summit for Formerly Incarcerated Students & Families will be two community-wide days of action, featuring outcome-oriented workshops, panels, and honest conversations about strengthening and generating educational & employment opportunities for the previously incarcerated, their families, and children. All allies are also more than welcome! 

 

The event will follow in this order:

Wednesday, April 19th

  • Message of empowerment from community activist Watani Stiner
  • Voices from the Community: panel discussion & conversation about creating a prison-to-school pipeline and increasing opportunities for families impacted by incarceration
  • Coalition Building Across Cultural Lines: coming together to support & strengthen our communities
  • Roadmap to Reentry "Know Your Rights with a Record Workshop
  • Workshop for Families & Children supporting a Loved One in reentry 

 

Thursday, April 20th

  • Higher Education: panel discussion on the who, what, when, where, and how of accessing higher ed.
  • Family First: panel discussion on resources and tools for family unity, family strengthening, and counseling
  • Message of inspiration from family activist Mia Birdsong
  • Fair Chance Hiring & Entering the Professional World: panel discussion on game planning for success and finding the "right" job
  • Reducing Barriers to Employment: what you need to know about your rights as a job applicant or employee with a record 
  • Both days will offer free 1-on-1 legal meetings with R&R attorneys, family & community resources, free food, entertainment and activities for kids.

Both days will offer free 1-on-1 legal meetings with R&R attorneys, family & community resources, free food, entertainment and activities for kids.

 

If you are interested in attending, hosting an informational table about your organization, speaking on a panel, or leading a workshop, please contact Dominik Taylor at dtaylor@rootandrebound.org or (510) 279-4662 with any questions.

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Mar
26
10:00am10:00am

Eureka FREE Record-Cleaning Clinic with Yurok Tribal Court and OneJustice

WHERE: 3400 Erie St, Eureka, CA 95501
WHEN: March 26th, 2017, 10:00am-2:00pm
DETAILS: Root & Rebound will partner with OneJustice and the Yurok Tribal Court for a record-cleaning clinic at the main tribal office. Join us for a chance to change your record and open doors for employment, housing and more!

Participation is FREE. People who want their records cleared must bring acopy of their RAP sheet so that they can be screened for expungement, Prop 47, dismissal, Certificates of Rehabilitation and other remedies. Copies of the Roadmap to Reentry and Family & Children Toolkit will be available.

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Mar
25
10:00am10:00am

Klamath FREE Record-Cleaning Clinic with Yurok Tribal Court & OneJustice

WHERE: 190 Klamath Blvd, Klamath, CA 95548
WHEN: March 25th, 2017, 10:00am-2:00pm
DETAILS: Root & Rebound will partner with OneJustice and the Yurok Tribal Court for a record-cleaning clinic at the main tribal office. Join us for a chance to change your record and open doors for employment, housing and more!

Participation is FREE. People who want their records cleared must bring acopy of their RAP sheet so that they can be screened for expungement, Prop 47, dismissal, Certificates of Rehabilitation and other remedies. Copies of the Roadmap to Reentry and Family & Children Toolkit will be available.

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Feb
24
9:00am 9:00am

Orange County Family & Children Toolkit & Roadmap to Reentry Training



On Thursday, February 23rd and Friday, February 24th, Root & Rebound, in conjunction with Orange County Reentry Partnership, is offering a special legal training for people with criminal records, their loved ones and the professionals who support them on legal barriers and how to navigate them. Using our Roadmap to Reentry legal guide, you will learn how to identify legal barriers to people with criminal records and what steps you can take to overcome legal obstacles. Using Root & Rebound's new family & children toolkit, attendees will be empowered to help themselves, their loved ones and their clients create reentry plans for stability and success!

THE DETAILS:

  • WHEN & WHERE: Thursday, February 23rd, 2017, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at 100 N Harbor Blvd Suite 200, Anaheim CA 92805, OR Friday, February 24th from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Santiago Canyon College Continuing Education Center, 1572 N Main St,  Orange, CA
  • WHAT: Training for people with criminal records, their loved ones and their supporters to learn about legal barriers and navigating them.
  • WHO: People with criminal records, their loved ones and the professionals who support them.
  • RSVP & COST: The Roadmap training costs $25 per person. Guides and toolkits will be available to purchase. To RSVP, please fill out the form HERE.


We hope you join us on Thursday, February 23rd and/or Friday, February 24th, 2017. Please contact Emily Juneau, Staff Attorney at Root & Rebound, by email at ejuneau@rootandrebound.org, or by phone at (510) 279-4662 with questions or to learn more.

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Feb
23
6:00pm 6:00pm

Orange County Family & Children Toolkit and Roadmap to Reentry Training



On Thursday, February 23rd and Friday, February 24th, Root & Rebound, in conjunction with Orange County Reentry Partnership, is offering a special legal training for people with criminal records, their loved ones and the professionals who support them on legal barriers and how to navigate them. Using our Roadmap to Reentry legal guide, you will learn how to identify legal barriers to people with criminal records and what steps you can take to overcome legal obstacles. Using Root & Rebound's new family & children toolkit, attendees will be empowered to help themselves, their loved ones and their clients create reentry plans for stability and success!

THE DETAILS:

  • WHEN & WHERE: Thursday, February 23rd, 2017, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at 100 N Harbor Blvd Suite 200, Anaheim CA 92805, OR Friday, February 24th from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Santiago Canyon College Continuing Education Center, 1572 N Main St,  Orange, CA
  • WHAT: Training for people with criminal records, their loved ones and their supporters to learn about legal barriers and navigating them.
  • WHO: People with criminal records, their loved ones and the professionals who support them.
  • RSVP & COST: The Roadmap training costs $25 per person. Guides and toolkits will be available to purchase. To RSVP, please fill out the form HERE.


We hope you join us on Thursday, February 23rd and/or Friday, February 24th, 2017. Please contact Emily Juneau, Staff Attorney at Root & Rebound, by email at ejuneau@rootandrebound.org, or by phone at (510) 279-4662 with questions or to learn more.

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Feb
22
9:00am 9:00am

Los Angeles FREE Roadmap to Reentry Training with NEW Material

On Tuesday, February 20th and Wednesday, February 21st, in Los Angeles with Restoration Law Center, Root & Rebound is offering a special legal training for people with criminal records, their loved ones and the professionals who support them on legal barriers and how to navigate them. Using our Roadmap to Reentry legal guide, you will learn how to identify legal barriers to people with criminal records and what steps you can take to overcome legal obstacles. Using Root & Rebound's new family & children toolkit, attendees will be empowered to help themselves, their loved ones and their clients create reentry plans for stability and success!
 

Please forward this information to any of your loved ones, clients, co-workers and friends who would benefit from this one-of-a-kind workshop!


THE DETAILS:

  • WHEN: Tuesday, February 21st, 2017, from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., OR Wednesday, February 22nd from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • WHAT: Training for people with criminal records, their loved ones and their supporters to learn about legal barriers and navigating them.
  • WHERE: 4359 Lennox Blvd, Lennox CA 90304 (Lennox Library)
  • WHO: People with criminal records, their loved ones and the professionals who support them.
  • RSVP & COST: Attendance fees are being graciously covered by the Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley Thomas, the Restoration Law Center and Los Angeles City Councilmember Curren Price. To RSVP, please fill out the form HERE.
  • Please note: Attendees will have a Family & Children Toolkit and a Roadmap to Reentry. These are also available online for free as PDFs. The cost of the guides is being generously sponsored by Mark Ridley Thomas, the Restoration Law Center and Curre Price; the cost of the toolkits is sponsored by the Zellerbach Foundation.


We hope you join us on Tuesday, February 21st and/or Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017. Please contact Emily Juneau, Staff Attorney at Root & Rebound, by email at ejuneau@rootandrebound.org, or by phone at (510) 279-4662 with questions or to learn more.

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Feb
21
3:00pm 3:00pm

Los Angeles FREE Roadmap to Reentry Trainings with NEW Material

On Tuesday, February 20th and Wednesday, February 21st, in Los Angeles with Restoration Law Center, Root & Rebound is offering a special legal training for people with criminal records, their loved ones and the professionals who support them on legal barriers and how to navigate them. Using our Roadmap to Reentry legal guide, you will learn how to identify legal barriers to people with criminal records and what steps you can take to overcome legal obstacles. Using Root & Rebound's new family & children toolkit, attendees will be empowered to help themselves, their loved ones and their clients create reentry plans for stability and success!
 

Please forward this information to any of your loved ones, clients, co-workers and friends who would benefit from this one-of-a-kind workshop!


THE DETAILS:

  • WHEN: Tuesday, February 21st, 2017, from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., OR Wednesday, February 22nd from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • WHAT: Training for people with criminal records, their loved ones and their supporters to learn about legal barriers and navigating them.
  • WHERE: 4359 Lennox Blvd, Lennox CA 90304 (Lennox Library)
  • WHO: People with criminal records, their loved ones and the professionals who support them.
  • RSVP & COST: Attendance fees are being graciously covered by the Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley Thomas, the Restoration Law Center and Los Angeles City Councilmember Curren Price. To RSVP, please fill out the form HERE.
  • Please note: Attendees will have a Family & Children Toolkit and a Roadmap to Reentry. These are also available online for free as PDFs. The cost of the guides is being generously sponsored by Mark Ridley Thomas, the Restoration Law Center and Curre Price; the cost of the toolkits is sponsored by the Zellerbach Foundation.


We hope you join us on Tuesday, February 21st and/or Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017. Please contact Emily Juneau, Staff Attorney at Root & Rebound, by email at ejuneau@rootandrebound.org, or by phone at (510) 279-4662 with questions or to learn more.

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Los Angeles FREE Employer Toolkit Training
Nov
18
9:00am 9:00am

Los Angeles FREE Employer Toolkit Training

WHEN: Friday, November 18th, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

WHERE: Lennox Library
4359 Lennox Blvd
Lennox, CA 90304

TARGET AUDIENCE: Employers and workforce development professionals, as well as community service providers and attorneys who support people in reentry. Anyone curious about fair chance hiring and best practices regarding hiring and placing people with criminal records in the workforce can benefit from Root & Rebound's comprehensive half-day training on the intersection between employer social responsibility and criminal records.

RSVP: Attendance fees are being graciously covered by Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley Thomas, the Restoration Law Center and Los Angeles City Councilmember Curren Price. RSVP here.

THE TOOLKIT: The California Employers' Fair Chance Hiring Toolkit is a critical resource for California employers, H.R. departments, corporate counsel, and business professionals on "Fair Chance" hiring. The toolkit lays out the content in an easy-to-digest format, with checklists and action steps, as well as tips and hints around fair chance hiring to ensure employers can easily digest the critical information they need to make informed and responsible decision on fair chance hiring. Topics include: legal compliance and minimizing risks; choosing a reliable background check company; the rewards of hiring Fair Chance workers, and best practices for on-boarding and training.

Please contact us at roadmap@rootandrebound.org with any questions or comments. We look forward to seeing you on November 18th!

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Nov
15
9:00am 9:00am

Los Angeles Roadmap to Reentry Training @ Together 4 Justice Fair

On Tuesday, November 15th 2016, in Riverside, California Root & Rebound, in conjunction with the Los Angeles Mission's TOGETHER 4 JUSTICE FAIR, is offering a special legal training for individuals experiencing reentry and those members of the community that support them, including service providers, educators, attorneys, community supervision agencies, and community members on Reentry Barriers in Employment. You will learn about background checks, rules for public and private employers, job-specific and licensing restrictions, and legal vs. illegal discrimination.

 

  • WHEN: Tuesday, November 15th, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

  • WHAT: Legal training for individuals experiencing reentry and those members of the community that support them, including service providers, educators, attorneys, community supervision agencies, and community members on Reentry Barriers in Employment.

  • WHERE: Relevant Church, 5320 Victoria Avenue, Riverside, CA 90304

  • WHO: Individuals experiencing reentry and those members of the community that support them, including service providers, educators, attorneys, community supervision agencies, and community members

  • RSVP & COST: To RSVP and pay if you are a community service provider, supervision officer or attorney, please fill out the form linked HERE. The cost is $25/person for professionals. RSVP is on a first-come, first-served basis and space is limited. Payment is due at time of RSVP. Space is limited, so RSVP today! (If you are wait-listed, we will send you a notification if a spot opens up.)
    If you are attending as a formerly-incarcerated person or a family member or loved one supporting an incarcerated or formerly-incarcerated person, please RSVP free of charge HERE.

  • Cancellation Policy: Please note, if you need to cancel your attendance for an upcoming training that you prepaid for, you must notify Root & Rebound by email at: roadmap@rootandrebound.org at least 2 business days before the date of the training in order to receive a refund. If you do not notify us of your cancellation within 2 business days before the date of the training, you will not be eligible for a refund. No Transfers: Due to logistical limitations, we cannot accommodate requests to transfer a pre-paid attendance to another training.

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Oct
7
8:00am 8:00am

Re-Envisioning Re-Entry Law Conference

For all of you Bay Area law students & lawyers-- or anyone interested in reentry law, please join us at the Reentry Law Conference on October 7th in San Jose! Staff attorney Dominik Taylor will be speaking about occupational licensing bans and all of the panels look wonderful! Thanks to Legal Services for Prisoners with Children for putting this conference together!

 

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Oct
1
8:00am 8:00am

ReEntry Conference & Resource Fair in San Francisco, CA

Where: St. Mary’s Cathedral, 1111 Gough St., San Francisco, CA 94109

When: Saturday October 1, 2016 from 8AM - 3PM

Register HERE

The objective of the Reentry and Resource Fair is to:

  • Offer current and previously incarcerated people and their families the most effective and critical resources available to support their needs.
  • Network and build positive relationships among participants supporting re-entry services in the San Francisco Bay Area.
  • Discuss social reintegration challenges, opportunities and steps to support people in the process of re-entry into society.
  • Assemble concerned people to learn about important laws that affect people who are undergoing the re-entry process.

The Reentry Conference is hosted by The Archdiocese of San Francisco Office of Dignity and Life, Restorative Justice Ministry.

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Sep
23
9:00am 9:00am

Know Your Rights Workshop & Reentry Legal Clinic for Formerly Incarcerated people in Los Angeles

Root & Rebound is hosting a Know Your Rights Workshop & Reentry Legal Clinic for Formerly Incarcerated people in Los Angeles - for people in reentry and their loved ones only - on September 23, from 9 AM to 4 PM. 

We are proud to partner with ARC and Homeboy Industries

RSVP here(If you are wait-listed, we will send you a notification if a spot opens up.)

EVENT DETAILS: 

On Friday, September 23, 2016 in Los Angeles, Root & Rebound is hosting a "Roadmap to Reentry" Know-Your-RightsReentry Legal Workshop and One-on-One Legal Advice Meetings - for formerly incarcerated people only. 

  • WHEN: Friday, September 23, 2016 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • WHAT: Reentry know-your-rights workshop & 1-on-1 legal consultations.

  • WHERE: The Anti-Recidivism Coalition, 448 South Hill Street, Suite 908 Los Angeles, CA 90013.

  • WHO CAN ATTEND: Formerly incarcerated people, people in reentry, people with criminal records (family members also welcome, space permitting).

  • COST: FREE to all formerly incarcerated people.

  • RSVP: To RSVP, please fill out our form here. RSVP is first-come, first-served. Space is limited, so RSVP today!

QUESTIONS? Please contact us by email at roadmap@rootandrebound.org or by phone at 510-279-4662 (ask for "Dom") with any questions. We look forward to seeing you onSeptember 23rd at 9 a.m.!

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Sep
21
9:00am 9:00am

Fair Chance Hiring Training for Nonprofit Workforce Development Professionals

Root & Rebound is hosting a "Fair Chance Hiring" training -- for nonprofit
workforce development professionals only -- on September 21, from 9:30
a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

We are proud to partner with LARRPCenter for Living and Learning, and Amity Foundation

RSVP here! (If you are wait-listed, we will send you a notification if a spot opens up.)

 

EVENT DETAILS:

On Wednesday, September 21st, in Los Angeles, Root & Rebound is offering a special legal training for nonprofit workforce development professionals on working with job candidates with criminal records AND educating employers about "Fair Chance" hiring policies. You will learn about the most up-to-date Fair Chance hiring laws and best practices, and have the opportunity to obtain resources that can help you work with employers after the training.

  • WHEN: Wednesday, September 21, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

  • WHAT: Training for nonprofit workforce development professionals on educating employers on 'Fair Chance' hiring of people with criminal records.

  • WHERE: 3745 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90007 (Amity Foundation)

  • WHO: For nonprofit workforce development professionals who work with people with criminal records seeking employment and who educate employers on hiring people with records.

  • RSVP & COST: To RSVP and pay, please fill out the form linked HERE. The cost is $25/person. RSVP is on a first-come, first-served basis. Payment is due at time of RSVP. Space is limited, so RSVP today!*  

  • Please note: Attendees will have a sneak-peak of our brand new Fair Chance Hiring Toolkit, a resource for California employers that will be available online for free, or in-person at the training for $5 each. This Toolkit will be a valuable resource in working with employers on improving their Fair Chance Hiring. *Also: Discounts & scholarships are available on a case-by-case basis. For more information, please contact Katherine Katcher, Executive Director, at kkatcher@rootandrebound.org

We believe workforce readiness programs play a critical role in using and sharing information with employers on Fair Chance hiring policies, and we are excited to present a special training just for nonprofit workforce development professionals!


        We hope you join us on Wednesday, September 21, 2016. Please contact Dominik Taylor, Staff Attorney at Root & Rebound, by email at dtaylor@rootandrebound.org, or by phone at (510) 279-4662 with questions or to learn more.


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        Aug
        25
        2:00pm 2:00pm

        Employment in Reentry - Legal Training - Berkeley

        We are conducting a training on employment in reentry, in partnership with the Berkeley Bread Project on August 25th! Register here: http://bit.ly/rrhalfday.

        WHEN: Thursday, August 25, 2016, from 2:00PM - 5:00 PM

        WHERE: Bread Project, 1615 University Ave., Berkeley, CA 94703

        WHO: This training is for service providers and advocates who work with people impacted by barriers to reentry, including social workers, educators, attorneys, community supervision officers, and community organizers -- particularly those who provide direct services and support to people with criminal records to find and retain employment.

        WHAT WILL BE COVERED: Root & Rebound's "Roadmap to Reentry" Trainings teach participants how to use the “Roadmap to Reentry: A California Legal Guide" in their daily life and work, and give a broad overview of the materials and resources in the guide. As this training is employment-based, we will also be devoting significant time to the substantive legal issues and opportunities affecting people with criminal records in an employment context. The guide is a comprehensive legal resource, written in simple language, with a clean, easy-to-use format and design. It covers how to prepare for, identify, understand, and navigate major legal barriers across 9 areas of law and civic life: Identification, Key Documents & Voting; Parole & Probation; Housing; Employment; Family & Children; Education; Public Benefits; Court-Ordered Debt; and Understanding & Cleaning Up Criminal Records. It also touches on Immigration issues throughout the chapters.

        In addition to teaching participants how to utilize the guide in their daily life and work, and giving a broad overview of legal barriers and how to navigate them, the trainings cover selected subjects in greater detail based on the interests of the participants. Our select subject for this training is Employment. The format of the trainings includes both lecture and interactive Q&A discussions. Materials will be provided.

        This training is presented in partnership with the Bread Project in Berkeley, a local non-profit which helps develop workplace skills for low-income students and proudly maintains an impressive post-program employment rate of 90%.

         

        FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO REQUEST A TRAINING, PLEASE VISIT: www.rootandrebound.org/roadmap and click Request a Training.

        Or you can email us at roadmap@rootandrebound.org or call 510-279-4662 to learn more.

         

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          Aug
          14
          to Aug 19

          Northern California Training Week

          Root & Rebound is conducting a week of community-based "Roadmap to Reentry" Trainings in Northern California to empower people in reentry and their advocates on how to use the “Roadmap to Reentry” guide in their daily lives and work to better help their clients understand, prepare for, identify, and navigate legal barriers in reentry. 

          FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO REQUEST A TRAINING, PLEASE VISIT: www.rootandrebound.org/roadmap and click Request a Training.

          Or you can email us at roadmap@rootandrebound.org or call 510-279-4662 to learn more.

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          Jul
          30
          9:00am 9:00am

          San Quentin State Prison Training

          Root & Rebound is conducting a "Roadmap to Reentry" Training in San Quentin State Prison to empower inmates on how to use the “Roadmap to Reentry” guide in their daily lives and work to better understand, prepare for, identify, and navigate legal barriers in reentry. 

          FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO REQUEST A TRAINING, PLEASE VISIT: www.rootandrebound.org/roadmap and click Request a Training.

          Or you can email us at roadmap@rootandrebound.org or call 510-279-4662 to learn more.

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          Jul
          23
          6:00pm 6:00pm

          Root & Rebound's 2016 Summer Benefit

          On Saturday July 23rd, Root & Rebound s throwing our second annual Summer Benefit! Please join us to celebrate our work innovating, creating, and collaborating for everyone's right to a second chance.

          Join us for a seasonal menu, local beer and wine, live music, and an online/live auction at Oakstop, a gallery in downtown Oakland that exhibits work from local and emerging artists. 

          Last year, we raised $30,000 through our first annual fundraiser and we are hoping to top this! Through that fundraising success, we were able to print 3,000 free copies of Roadmap to Reentry: A CA Legal Guide, provide 22 trainings across the state of California for 600 individuals, representing 250 organizations; provide legal assistance to over 100 hotline callers.

          This year, we are raising funds to do much more and expand our efforts across the state. We will publish 16,000 (!) hard copies of the Roadmap to Reentry guides, host even more community and prison/jail-based trainings through growing and new partnerships, build an online training platform to reach thousands of users with the click of a button (!), and continue our hotline work. In 5 months of 2016, we have reached 240 new callers, who say they have no where else to turn for legal advice.

          Please support our work by joining us for the night, inviting friends, or sponsoring a ticket for our clients and community advocates who cannot afford to attend.

           

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