ReEntry Programs help ex-offenders and felons on probation get jobs, find housing and network with others who may be in a similar situation. Some Re-entry programs may also be associated with religious and spiritual organizations.
A reentry program may be run by a state government, a local nonprofit or even for profit entity and they vary widely in the assistance they can provide.
List of California ReEntry Programs
California Reentry Institute
A program run by an experienced team with strong curriculum designed to provide education and life skills. Men who voluntarily enter our program will be helped to understand who they are, where they have been, where they are going, preparing a road map to successfully get there and stay the course.
California Reentry Program
The mission of the California Reentry Program is to assist California prisoners in successfully reentering society. This includes developing parole plans; providing prisoners assistance with developing social skills and obtaining services in their local communities; promoting public support for such programs; and providing a model for reentry programs that can be replicated in California and elsewhere.
Fighting Back Partnership
Vallejo’s Fighting Back Partnership is a non-profit collaboration that partners with business, residents, and government to improve neighborhoods, strengthen families, and support youth development creating a safe, healthy and thriving community. For over 20 years, Fighting Back Partnership has worked to dramatically reduce drug and alcohol use among Vallejo children and families and related crime and violence.
The Homeboy Hotline
The Homeboy Hotline (HBH), founded by Robert “Fleetwood” Bowden, is a reentry program providing the urgent resources needed, particularly within the first 72 hours of release from the prison industrial complex. For it is during this critical time that healing, supportive and effective connections have to be made to ensure freedom and eradicate recidivism.
San Francisco Women’s Reentry Center
The Women’s Resource Center (WRC) is operated by the San Francisco Sheriff’s Department and provides women who have a history of criminal justice involvement with the services necessary to achieve and maintain safe and healthy lifestyles.
The HealthyMeasures Initiative helps formerly incarcerated individuals with chronic illnesses achieve successful, healthy re-entry. HealthyMeasures participants receive support and coaching from Roots Health Navigators who have also experienced incarceration.
Friends Outside Santa Clara
Assists Santa Clara County Department of Correction inmates with in-custody services and assists their families with information and referral, Notary services, book delivery guidelines and helpful support during stressful situations.
EPIC and AB109
California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation funds programs like EPIC, which provides people on parole with a structured transition into the community. Clients progress through five phases during the six-month program, from a 30-day restriction period, where they are accompanied at all times by program personnel, to graduation.
211 San Diego
Our mission is to serve as a nexus to bring the community (organizations) together to help people efficiently get appropriate services, and provide vital data and trend information for proactive community planning.
California Department of Corrections
The mission of our department is to protect the public by safely and securely supervising adult and juvenile offenders, providing effective rehabilitation and treatment, and integrating offenders successfully into the community.
Christian Help Center
We will provide food and shelter to those who are homeless and in need of care with compassion, dignity and respect.
We envision a community where everyone has a right to affordable housing and food. Through our support those in will need become independent and self-sufficient citizens in our society.
Citadel Community Development
Citadel Community Development Corporation (CCDC) was originally incorporated in 2004 for the nonprofit purposes of assisting “at risk” individuals with the opportunity to access affordable housing, career and education services.
Delancey Street Foundation
We’re considered the country’s leading residential self-help organization for substance abusers, ex-convicts, homeless and others who have hit bottom. Our average resident has been a hard-core drug addict for sixteen years, abusing alcohol and multiple drugs and has dropped out of school at the 7th grade and has been institutionalized several times.
The Employment Development Department (EDD) is one of the largest state departments with employees at hundreds of service locations throughout the state. For more than 70 years, we have connected millions of job seekers and employers in an effort to build the economy of the Golden State.
Families Forward exists to help families in need achieve and maintain self-sufficiency through housing, food, counseling, education, and other support services.
A Brighter Day
At A Brighter Day we focus on building human potential. A Brighter Day came to birth from humble beginnings. Its origin is rooted in grassroots community services. Over the past 15 years we have devoted our time, energy, and resources to the restoration of the human spirit.
Hope, Help & Healing is the faith-based answer to recovery in Auburn an independent non-profit 501 (c)(3) corporations working together with alliance agreements, using the spiritual model faith-based program for recovery. Developed and proven over time to help men who are struggling with alcohol and/or drug addiction which can lead to life dominating problems.
LARRP is a network of public, community and faith-based agencies and individuals across Los Angeles County, focusing on the successful reintegration of previously incarcerated men and women back into their communities
Men of Valor Academy
Our Program is designed primarily to provide men with transitional housing, with emphasis on spiritual, physical, emotional, and cognitive growth. Men Of Valor prepares men for employment and living a productive lifestyle and get them jobs.
Metro Urban Ministry
We create change in individuals, families, and communities by providing education, employment and leadership development. Fifty years ago, Metro began by providing community-based supportive services, emergency food banks, and clothing closets. Today, we have expanded our reach by addressing three main areas of need in order to eradicate the cycle of poverty. These three areas are: education, and employment assistance, and leadership development.
California Expungement Services
PACT helps everyday people win extraordinary victories by teaching them how to speak, act, and engage in the public arena for themselves through grassroots organization. Founded in 1985, People Acting in Community Together is an inter-faith, grassroots organization that empowers everyday people to create a more just community.
Launched in 2006, Project 180 is a forensic treatment agency, offering comprehensive diversion and re-entry programs to offenders. Project 180 is committed to providing our clients with comprehensive one-on-one and group treatment. We believe in the power of individual connections and peer support to create sustained, viable and effective treatment.
Santa Clara County
The Re-Entry Resource Center is a centralized location for custodial and non-custodial individuals to receive referral and wrap around services.
Build safer communities and strengthen families through successful reintegration and reentry of formerly incarcerated individuals back into Santa Clara County.
Reduce recidivism by using evidence-based practices in implementing a seamless system of services, supports, and supervision.
Utilizing our Timelist curricula we aim to end the cycle of violence, crime, poverty, unemployment and recidivism. This is an educational platform created by formerly incarcerated individuals. The curricula is designed to empower individuals that participate in our workshop series and complete our courses.
Volunteers of America Bay Area
Volunteers of America in the Bay Area provides a variety of services to help these individuals start new, healthy lives, significantly reducing recidivism. These services enrich the lives of the men we serve through education, employment counseling, job training, parenting classes, life-skills workshops and more.
Clean360 is a social enterprise that creates small batch, handcrafted soaps from the finest ingredients in its workshop and retail location in Oakland’s Uptown neighborhood.
All Clean360 employees are participants in Roots Community Health Center’s workforce development program, the Emancipators Initiative.
Prison Lives provides prisoners and their families with access to information and resources specific to their circumstances through 500+ page publications, including prisoner resource guides, prisoner education guides and prisoner entertainment guides. Prison Lives is established to educate and enable prisoners to be productive individuals while incarcerated for a positive existence both inside and outside of prison life.
Prison Fellowship believes that a restorative approach to prisoners, former prisoners, and all those affected by crime and incarceration can make communities safer and healthier.
- 1 List of California ReEntry Programs
- 1.1 California Reentry Institute
- 1.2 California Reentry Program
- 1.3 Fighting Back Partnership
- 1.4 The Homeboy Hotline
- 1.5 San Francisco Women’s Reentry Center
- 1.6 Roots Clinic
- 1.7 Friends Outside Santa Clara
- 1.8 EPIC and AB109
- 1.9 211 San Diego
- 1.10 California Department of Corrections
- 1.11 Christian Help Center
- 1.12 Citadel Community Development
- 1.13 Delancey Street Foundation
- 1.14 California EDD
- 1.15 Families Forward
- 1.16 A Brighter Day
- 1.17 I Recover
- 1.18 LARRP
- 1.19 Men of Valor Academy
- 1.20 Metro Urban Ministry
- 1.21 California Expungement Services
- 1.22 Project 180
- 1.23 Santa Clara County
- 1.24 Timelist Group
- 1.25 Volunteers of America Bay Area
- 1.26 Clean 360
- 1.27 Prison Lives
- 1.28 Prison Fellowship