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Roadmap to Reentry:
A California Legal Guide

The “Roadmap to Reentry” Guide is designed to be a resource of legal information that people can turn to about issues along the path of reentry. It is comprehensive in scope, covering nine areas of law and civic life: Housing, Employment, Parole & Probation, Education, Cleaning Up Your Criminal Record, ID & Voting, Family & Children, Public Benefits, and Court-ordered Debt.


The 2018 version is now available! Use the yellow buttons below to order a paper copy, download the PDF, and/or search the Guide online.

If you can, please consider donating to Root & Rebound, to ensure that we can continue to grow our programs and expand the free-flow of reentry legal information to the hundreds of thousands of Californians most impacted by the criminal justice system and mass incarceration. Any amount is meaningful. Donate here today.

Need Follow-Up Support on the Guide?

Whether you are directly impacted or calling on behalf of a loved one or client, you can call our weekly Reentry Legal Hotline any Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PST at phone number 510-279-4662 to speak directly with a member of our legal team about your how an arrest or conviction record impacts a person's legal rights in California. Please note: We accept Collect/GTL calls.

You can also email with your questions.