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Employment in Reentry - Legal Training - Berkeley

  • Bread Project 1615 University Avenue Berkeley, CA, 94703 United States (map)

We are conducting a training on employment in reentry, in partnership with the Berkeley Bread Project on August 25th! Register here:

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%.



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