Root & Rebound is a 2016 S+ Catalyst. As a member of the Catalyst, Root & Rebound is benefiting from tailored support, expertise, and training with industry experts and consultants from the Stand Together team on a range of topics including organizational development, branding, measurement and growth, and strategic relationships. With Stand Together’s partnership, Root & Rebound is well-positioned to amplify its impact in California and to expand its work across the United States to meet the large and growing need for re-entry implementation on a broad scale.
***Root & Rebound is thrilled to announce the LAUNCH of its online Reentry Training Hub!***
Now you can "attend" an R&R training with the click of a button!#tech4secondchances
Visit ReentryTrainingHub.org to learn more!
Root & Rebound and Partners Launch Toolkit on ‘Fair Chance’ HiringLaws for California Business Community
Cross-Sector Partnership Educates Employers on Hiring and Retaining Talented Workers with Records
Oakland, California, October 4, 2016 – Root & Rebound, a reentry legal resource center based in Oakland, California, launched the first-ever Fair Chance Hiring Toolkit and training program to empower California employers to fairly and lawfully hire talented workers with criminal records, in partnership with the Los Angeles’ Mayor’s Office, the Los Angeles Metro Employer Advisory Council, the City of Los Angeles Workforce Development Board, and Dave’s Killer Bread Foundation.
The California Employers’ Fair Chance Hiring Toolkit is available for free online at: www.rootandrebound.org/roadmap and http://www.rootandrebound.org/ca-fair-chance-toolkit or http://bit.ly/CAemployerstoolkit. It is also available in print for $10 per copy.
Root & Rebound was honored to receive a 2016 Hero Award from the San Francisco Human Rights Commission for our work advancing civil rights in San Francisco's diverse and multicultural communities!
Read the press release about the award here
Root & Rebound recently put together an issue statement on legal and practical barriers to higher ed in California–for people with criminal records for a partner agency.
You can read the full issue statement here: bit.ly/EducationBarriers
We believe it can be helpful across the state for the the broader community working on these issues–to serve policy advocates, practitioners, and students to better understand and advocate around these issues. We plan to do these for all of the nine areas we cover in our guide.
Root & Rebound was featured on the National Website on Reentry -- Reentry Central!
Root & Rebound Offers Help to People with Criminal Records Attempting to Overcome Legal Barriers
The organization is seeking to partner with others to bring their unique model to other states 05-02-2016
Root & Rebound is hosting an intimate, informal event at our office in Oakland on Thursday, February 18th from 5pm to 7pm. We will be celebrating the release of our video campaign, Reimagine Reentry, a collection of interviews and conversations with some of our clients in reentry. Please feel free to bring a friend, a co-worker, or a family member interested in reentry and/or criminal justice reform.
Event details can be found here: http://evite.me/UW1gXK5TBe