Reentry and Public Safety Realignment
Public Safety Realignment and the Community Corrections Partnership Executive Committee (CCPEC)
On April 4, 2011, the Public Safety Realignment Act (AB 109) was signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown. The policy changes in the Act focus on alleviating overcrowding in the California State prisons and reducing the state corrections budget. This is achieved largely through transferring responsibility for incarceration and supervision of many low-level inmates and parolees from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) to the county level. AB 109 went into effect October 1, 2011.
The CCPEC established four Workgroups with the following goals:
Data and Information Management Workgroup: Design and develop a comprehensive, integrated data management system that allows tracking of individuals, outcomes, and costs.
Fiscal and Procurement Workgroup: Develop an annual Realignment allocation plan and procedures for effective and efficient procurement.
Process and Evaluation Workgroup: Define and develop the plan for, implementation, and evaluation of, Realignment activities in Alameda County.
Programs and Services Workgroup: Ensure availability of, and access to, effective/results-oriented services for Realignment populations from the continuum of charging through successful reentry.
Alameda County entered into a contract with Resource Development Associates (RDA) to conduct a five-year evaluation of the County’s efforts related to Realignment.
Reentry in Alameda County
On March 11, 2014, the Alameda County Board of Supervisors adopted the County’s Adult Re-Entry Strategic Plan. Over 100 individuals participated in the strategic planning process. The Plan outlines the vision statements for both the population and system, along with four performance measures and corresponding strategies. The definition for reentry: “All people who have had contact with the criminal justice system living in Alameda County”. It is estimated that approximately 1 of 3 residents in Alameda County are included in the reentry population.
Adult Reentry Strategic Plan
Goals, plus summaries:
Goal 1: Recidivism
To promote community safety and improve the quality of lives of all people in the community by reducing recidivism defined as: “re-arrest, re-conviction, or return to incarceration/custody for people with conviction histories, with or without a new sentence within three years.”
Goal 2: Services
Reentry planning and response begins at the earliest possible point of contact with the criminal justice system and continues until “successful” reintegration, as defined by an individualized plan and the acquisition of positive services and social-based outcomes that are high-quality, peer-involved, and comprehensive, in the following areas:
Workforce Development & Employment
Goals 3: System
Develop an effective, culturally responsive, well-coordinated system of services that promotes evidenced-based practices with and for those impacted by reentry, including reentry individuals, their families, victims, and our community.
Goal 4: Outcomes
Ensure transparency and accountability through outcome-based evaluations based on evidentiary practices and a supporting information system that has the ability to track individual services, provider and system outcomes and collect appropriate data/statistics.
Alameda County has many resources, services and information for individuals who have had contact with the criminal justice system.
Reentry/Realignment Announcements and Events
ALAMEDA COUNTY HOUSING SECURE
COVID-19 RENT RELIEF
➢ Are you behind on rent or utilities because of COVID-19?
➢ Are you a landlord who has experienced a loss in income because of unpaid rent?
You may be eligible for financial assistance through the Alameda County Housing Secure Emergency Rental Assistance Program.
ACHS ERAP will help renters pay past due rent or future rent + help renters get caught up on utility bills.
Who can apply?
o Tenants in Alameda County, excluding Oakland and Fremont
o Renters with household incomes not more than 80% AMI
o Renter qualifies for unemployment benefits or experienced a reduction in household income, incurred significant costs, or experienced other financial hardship due to COVID–19
o Renter demonstrates a risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability
How do I apply?
Fremont and Oakland residents visit:
AC TRANSIT OFFERING FREE SHUTTLES TO OAKLAND COLISEUM VACCINATION SITE!
California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) has indicated that the Oakland Coliseum COVID-19 vaccination site opens to the public on February 16, 2021, and service hours are 8:00 AM. to 7:30 PM Our two new fare-free shuttle lines will be ready to provide service for people eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. The service will be fare-free, but riders must show proof of vaccination appointment upon boarding. Bus service directly into the Coliseum will make the vaccination site more accessible and provide easier access for AC Transit riders. All pick up and drop off locations will be fully accessible and ADA-compliant.
Two shuttle bus routes will serve the Coliseum Vaccination Site:
Vaccine Shuttle to and from Eastmont Transit Center
- Temporary stop on 73rd Ave. next to the Eastmont Transit Center (near the McDonald’s drive-thru): Connections with lines 40, 45, 57, 73, 98, and NL
- 73rd Ave. at International Blvd. (Stop ID 56999: to Eastmont Transit Center and 58882: to Coliseum Vaccination Site): Connection with Tempo Line 1T
- Temporary stop on San Leandro St. at Coliseum BART (near the pedestrian bridge): Connections with lines 45, 46L, 73, 90, and 98
Vaccine Shuttle to and from Coliseum BART
- Temporary stop on San Leandro St. at Coliseum BART (near the pedestrian bridge): Connections with lines 45, 46L, 73, 90, and 98
Operates every 15 minutes between Coliseum BART and the Coliseum Vaccination Site with connections to bus lines 45, 46L, 73, 90, and 98. This allows riders with mobility issues direct access without having to make the long walk from Coliseum BART or nearby bus stops.
Eastmont BART Coliseum
Operates every 20 minutes between Eastmont Transit Center and Coliseum BART with connections to bus lines 1T, 40, 45, 46L, 57, 73, 90, 98, and NL before going to the Vaccination Site. This allows riders in East Oakland neighborhoods direct access to the vaccine.
Because of the change in the Coliseum Vaccination Site hours by Cal OES, both shuttles will operate seven days a week, from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Due to capacity issues related to COVID-19, social distancing measures will be enforced—limiting bus capacity to 10 riders on board at a time. To schedule an appointment or determine your eligibility to receive the vaccine at the Coliseum, register at https://myturn.ca.gov/ (as the situation is ever-evolving, check back for the latest updates). For additional information, follow AC Transit on Twitter or call 510-891-4777. Visit AC Transit’s website and BART’s website for more information.
The Center for Independent Living offers trip planning and resources for those who need to travel to a COVID-19 vaccination site. Please call 510-841-4776, extension 3103, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Persons who are registered with East Bay Paratransit can make ride reservations by calling: 1-800-555-8085. Eligible riders can also book free reservations to the Oakland Coliseum site after scheduling a vaccine appointment on MyTurn. Note: East Bay Paratransit can transport to and from any non-drive through vaccine sites. Need more information? Call 510-287-5000. Lyft is offering free rides, find out if you are eligible!
VILLAGE CONNECT – CULTURE CONNECTS US & THE BROTHAS!
Village Connect is seeking your participation to gather research for our upcoming empowerment documentary about diversity, Culture Connects Us. Send us a 3-5 minute video with your responses to these 3 questions:
- What is the ethnic background of your family?
- What misconceptions exist about your own culture that you’d like to correct?
- Name a culture other than your own that you admire and why.
Is it time to chart a new path in your life?
A Discussion on Manhood Development with Bishop Bob Jackson of Acts Full Gospel Church in Oakland, CA.
When: April 15th
Time: 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
THE BROTHAS! is a project of the East Oakland Ready for School Project, a collaborative whose aim is to build a one-stop neighborhood network and infrastructure of nonprofits, community members and organizations in East Oakland that will co-create a shared vision and easy access pathways to improve outcomes particularly for African American families with children ages 0-5, including school readiness.
Call 510-326-8421 for more information | Register at: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUoc-GqrDMiGdV6bKnULSHv-nqEa7dvG2s8
THE FOOD PREP AND BAKING PROGRAM
The next Food Prep and Baking Program starts Monday, May 3rd and we are accepting applications now! Our 5-week intensive training program is now partly online and part in-person and runs Monday-Friday 9:00 AM-3:30 PM. Monday and Tuesday will be in-person training and Wednesday through Friday will be online. It is offered to low-income Bay Area residents FREE of cost, laptops and internet access will be provided if needed, and provides participants with:
- 150 Hours of Intensive Training, in
- Job Readiness & Essential Life Skills Instruction
- An Updated Professional Resume
- Job Interview Preparation & Practice
- ServSafe CA Food Handlers Card Instruction & Certification
- Life-time access to our online training program
- Follow-up support, including one-on-one job search appointments, special invite hiring events, and more
- For entry requirements & required supporting documents please refer to our Flyer.
UPDATED Application Process
- Complete a program Application.
- We will reach out to you via email or phone to schedule an online interview.
- If accepted, sign and review agreement forms and send a photo of your required documents to email@example.com. (You must bring hard copies of your documents on the first day.)
For more information, questions or concerns:
Office Phone: (510) 594-1702
Program Cell: (510) 418-0617
Program Manager: firstname.lastname@example.org
Upcoming Programs: Monday, May 3rd - Friday, June 4th | Monday, June 7th - Friday, July 9th
CREATING OPPORTUNITY, ONE BITE AT A TIME
Supervisor Keith Carson and Alameda County Behavioral Health Services
Please join Supervisor Keith Carson and Alameda County Behavioral Health Services for a 4-part Virtual Community Mental Health Webinar Series, Thursdays in April at 5:30 PM:
- APRIL 8: Children & Youth | Presenter: Lisa Carlisle, ACBH Child & Youth System of Care Director
- APRIL 15: Managing Your Mental Health | Presenter: Dr. Karyn Tribble, ACBH Director
- APRIL 22: Crisis Intervention & Supporting Those Around You | Presenters: Dr. Aaron Chapman, ACBH Chief Medical Officer and Stephanie Lewis, Crisis Services Director
- APRIL 29: Older Adults | Presenter: Kate Jones, Adult & Older Adult System of Care Director
To register for the webinar RSVP HERE. The registration page will automatically sign you up for all four webinars - you are not required to attend all sessions. More information here or contact Supervisor.Carson@acgov.org | (510) 272-6695
Roots & Rebound (R&R) is Hiring!
Summer 2021 California Changelawyers Legal Fellow
Based on a grant made possible by California Changelawyers, Root & Rebound seeks a rising 3L for a paid, summer fellowship to serve the Yurok Tribe in Northern California. The ideal candidate will have an interest in public service, tribal justice, and a willingness to be physically located near or around Klamath, CA for the summer of 2021. The legal fellow will be trained in “reentry law”, a holistic model of legal practice embedded in the needs and goals of systems-impacted individuals. Trained as a “legal generalist”, the fellow will learn to serve people across many areas of law & life, understanding how a person’s record presents a barrier to employment, housing, education, immigration, health care, asset-building, family reunification, and civil rights.
Please find more details and how to apply here.
In-Prison Programs Coordinator
Root & Rebound is excited to share that we are hiring an In-Prison Programs Coordinator to help develop, facilitate, and enhance R&R’s in-prison reentry legal programs. This termed, full-time, non-exempt position is mostly remote but does require weekly visits to our Oakland, CA office and, eventually monthly trips to Central California Women’s Facility (CCWF) in Chowchilla, CA, when it is safe to do so. This termed position will run ideally from late-April 2021 through April 30, 2022. If you know of someone who may be an ideal candidate or would have an interest in this position, please share! We encourage all interested applicants to apply, especially those with direct experience navigating reentry from prison or jail.
Please find more details and how to apply here.
From the R&R Team: San Quentin State Prison COVID-19 Survey
A Berkeley Ph.D. candidate, James Carlin, who spent many years incarcerated at San Quentin, is carrying out an important survey on COVID-19 at San Quentin. If you or someone you know was recently incarcerated at SQSP during the pandemic, please participate. It should take less than 15 minutes to complete the survey. Survey responses will be kept anonymous. Please find the survey here.
More about James and his work can be found here.
Debt Free Justice California
Some criminal administrative fees to be automatically forgiven. Under a new California law (AB 1869), counties and courts cannot charge or collect certain criminal administrative fees starting on July 1, 2021. Please see flyer for more information. Flyers in Spanish, Korean, Vietnamese, and Chinese are available here. The following link will allow you to view a sample Court Debt Payment Letter.
COVID-19: Stay Informed
For updates on COVID-19, visit one of the following dedicated web pages from trusted public health agencies:
- Alameda County Public Health Department
- California Department of Public Health
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Testing for COVID-19 in Alameda County
In partnership with community partners, ACPHD is operating free COVID-19 testing locations throughout the county. Testing is free and available to anyone with or without symptoms at all community testing sites in Alameda County, and is highly recommended for health care, front line, or essential workers and anyone who attended protests or other large public gatherings. You will not be asked about immigration status and do not need insurance at any of these locations.
For more information and guidance on COVID-19 testing, visit ACPHD's Testing for COVID-19 page.
All meeting dates are subject to change. Notice will be given according to the Brown Act. Visit our website for copies of the agenda, minutes and explanatory documents.
Fiscal and Procurement Workgroup
Tuesday, April 6, 2021 from 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM ONLINE via Microsoft Teams
Click here to join the meeting on your computer or mobile app
Phone Conference ID: 544 555 988#
Community Advisory Board (CAB)
Tuesday, April 6, 2021 from 6:15 PM – 8:15 PM ONLINE via Zoom
Click on the following link to join the Zoom meeting: https://zoom.us/j/91369777882?pwd=YXZtbjh1TU1VeFBWTGdKT2JhN2FzZz09
Meeting ID: 913 6977 7882; Passcode: 598711; Phone Number: 1 (669) 900-6833
One tap mobile: +1 (669) 900-6833,,91369777882#,,,,*598711#
Process and Evaluation Workgroup
Wednesday, April 7, 2021 from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM ONLINE via Microsoft Teams
Programs and Services Workgroup
Thursday, April 22, 2021 from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM ONLINE via Microsoft Teams
Click here to join the meeting on your computer or mobile app
Phone Conference ID: 811 718 488#
Community Corrections Partnership Executive Committee (CCPEC)
Monday, May 17, 2021 from 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM ONLINE via Microsoft Teams
Click here to join the meeting on your computer or mobile app
Phone Conference ID: 831 176 477#
The recently restructured Career One Stop is extremely extensive and informative. Check out their general link at www.CareerOneStop.org. There is also a site dedicated specifically to those who are or were justice-involved (www.CareerOneStop.org/ExOffender) and a link that can be used for those in various stages of reentry (https://Reentry.CareerOneStop.org).
The Alameda County Community Advisory Board (CAB) is seeking to fill vacancies on its Board. The role of the CAB is to serve in an advisory capacity to the Community Corrections Partnership Executive Committee (CCPEC) on the County's realignment efforts. Click here to view the operating guidelines and here to apply.
Eden Area Food Pantries. Get free food for your family in the Eden area (Hayward, San Leandro, Ashland and Cherryland). Please see attached flyer or Eden Health District's website for more information.
Alameda County Community Food Bank provides food and CalFresh application assistance to anyone in need and will connect you with a source for groceries or a hot meal the day you call. Assistance is available in multiple languages. Call (510) 635-3663 Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm.
Click on the link http://foodnow.net/ to the online food access portal, where people can find food when the Food Helpline is closed. Also, the Food Bank provides CalFresh screening and application assistance. Click here for the link in Spanish, http://comidaahora.net/. See the attached brochure for additional information. For more available resources, please see the attached Guide to Healthy Food Resources in Alameda County.
During the current COVID 19 crisis, we are NOW offering food assistance in your choice of two safe ways:
- New: Home Monthly Deliveryis offered to anyone with a home address in Berkeley and Albany. We will schedule delivery dates with you, and you must be present to receive the delivery. For details and to sign up, see our online application.
- In-Person Pick-Up at the Pantry: We are open during the current COVID 19 crisis for our normal business hours (Mon/Wed/Fri 2:00 PM-4:00 PM).
Please stay home if you are not feeling well.
We have also started an appointment system to keep people from standing in line or crowds forming. We encourage visitors to come between the hours of 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM to pick up an appointment slip. Then, please return during your appointment time to pick up your groceries. All appointments will be between 2:00 PM-4:00 PM on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays
Berkeley Food Network. Our on-site pantry is open to all Albany and Berkeley residents in need of food. Pantry visitors are able to select their own groceries in a COVID-19 safe setting.
We are located at 1925 Ninth St., Berkeley. Please enter from the parking lot side of the building.
Hours: Monday – Thursday: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM; Monday & Wednesday: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM; 1st & 3rd Saturdays: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
BTA Pantry. The mobile pantry at the Berkeley Technical Academy remains open to serve the South Berkeley area.
Location: 2701 Martin Luther King Jr Way
Hours: 2nd and 4thTuesdays of the month, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
For information about Food Distribution Oakland, go to https://www.oaklandca.gov/resources/food-distribution-in-oakland. Please note eligibility requirement information of each site.
All four colleges in the Peralta Community College District have partnered with Steph and Aisha Curry's non-profit Eat.Learn.Play and the World Central Kitchen to provide free meals for students:
- Laney College Lunch & Produce is available on Mondays and Wednesdays from Noon to 2:00 PM with drive thru pickup available at 900 Fallon Street. Laney also offers organic produce boxes each Friday.
- College of Alameda "Grab-N-Go Free Lunch" is available on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM with drive thru pickup available at 555 Ralph Appezzato Memorial Parkway.
- Merritt College "Grab N Go Free Lunch" is available on Tuesday and Thursday, from Noon to 2:00 PM, off-campus at the David E. Glover Education and Technology Center located at 6948 Foothill Blvd, Oakland.
- Berkeley City College lunches are available on Fridays from 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM at 2050 Center St., Berkeley. BCC also provides free groceries at the Berkeley Food Network on 1001 University Ave. Berkeley, CA 94710 between 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM every Monday. We are looking for volunteers on Monday if you’d like to help out.
A Safe Place, Inc. has Emergency Space Available: A Safe Place provides a safe, confidential, and comfortable housing for victims who must leave their home situation for safety reasons.
- Emergency shelter
- Individual and family counseling
- Children’s Program
- Case Management
- Support with legal, child custody and protective orders
- Basic necessities – clothing, food
If you are in immediate danger call 911. If you are seeking shelter or assistance, please call our 24-hour crisis line at 510-536-7233
A Safe Place is looking for volunteers for their Crisis Hotline. Have you wondered how you can help during these challenging times? Volunteer, you can make a difference! Volunteers are the life blood of any non-profit organization. Volunteerism is essential. For more information on how to become a volunteer with A Safe Place, contact (510) 986-8600, ext. 316. Information is also available on this flyer.
Feeling stressed as a parent? Family Paths, a consulting agency with Head Start, has a 24/7 Parenting Stress Helpline 1-800-829-3777 and a website lots of very useful information: https://familypaths.org/
Community Works TAY R.I.S.E. (Reach Inside for Strength and Experience) is a transitional age youth restorative reentry program. Primarily R.I.S.E works with TAY ages 18 to 25 but we are open to working with people up to age 35. R.I.S.E case managers arrange wrap around services and advocates for the client while still in custody or in the community. Clients work with the case manager to develop a comprehensive reentry plan. Clients receive mentorship, court assistance and guidance obtaining anything from employment, to education, therapy, independent living skills, sober or transitional housing and alternative sentencing. Please refer to their flyer for more information.
The Re-Entry Treatment Team, a partnership of Bay Area Community Services (BACS) and La Familia, provides support for individuals with behavioral health issues and a criminal justice history. Eligible clients are Alameda County residents ages 18 and over with moderate to severe mental illness and current or recent criminal justice involvement. Please refer to our flyer and referral form.
Defy Ventures, a non-profit organization that works with individuals who have had previous criminal justice involvement (18+ years and older) to create new pathways for economic sustainability. Defy's CEO of Your New Life program focuses on job readiness/job placement, personal wellness, reentry coaching and entrepreneurship. In addition to providing job placement and reentry case management, Defy offers professional upskilling workshops and career mentoring, and helps individuals create profitable enterprises that sustain them and their families over time. We support emerging entrepreneurs in the launch of their enterprises by offering intensive hands-on entrepreneurship training, character development, mentoring, business incubation, financing opportunities and holistic personal development services.
The Reentry and Employment Resource List includes best practice reports, links to programs, helpful websites and other information that will be helpful to the staff of programs working to help people in reentry improve their employment outcomes. You can download the list here: https://larryrobbin.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Reentry_Resource_List_Larry_Robbin.pdf
Brothers and Ladies Leading for Enrichment, Righteousness, and Success (B.A.L.L.E.R.S.) organization has open enrollment. This organization provides job counseling, job training, and work experience to unemployed individuals who have a job market disadvantage because lack of education, job skill, experience, or incarceration. The B.A.L.L.E.R.S. organization also encourages self-employment by providing training in entrepreneurship and finance. More information is available on www.youngballers.org. If you would like to enroll send an email to email@example.com.
West Oakland Job Resource Center
Job Center Hours: Office is closed until further notice due to COVID-19. Please check the website for information on when WOJRC will reopen: https://www.wojrc.org/our-office-is-closed.
Typical hours are Monday – Friday from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Ph: 510-419-0509 |website: wojrc.org | 1801 Adeline St. Oakland 94607
For questions email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 510-419-0509.
The Eden Area America’s Job Center of California (AJCC) offers no-cost services to Alameda County residents seeking Employment assistance. The center specializes in the following sectors:
- Advanced Manufacturing
- Bio Technology
- Information/Communication Technology
- Professional Engineering
- Transportation and Logistics
- Health Care
Visit the website for additional information, http://edenareaonestop.org/about-us/
Five Keys free high school for 16+ years of age. Now Available Online.
Why Five Keyes? It’s FREE. Students pay nothing. Easy to Start. We do most of the administrative work to transfer you to Five Keys. We’ve been there. You are not alone. Unlike many of our students, many of our Five Keys teachers and staff have been there – disappointed in and frustrated by the traditional high school environment and challenged by life’s circumstances that made graduation and the system out of reach.
Now is the Time to Get Ready. COVID-19 is causing record-breaking unemployment rates. You need to get qualified for more jobs. You need a high school diploma to enroll in the military, police and fire academies, certified nursing assistant programs and junior colleges.
- Support Available When And How You Need It
- We are Where You need Us
- We Do Cool Things
- Our Teachers Are The Best
Five Keys is here to help. Call our Registration Hotline and they can direct you to the right person to speak with. CALL 415-735-5051 | TEXT 323-206-6288 | EMAIL email@example.com. For more information: www.fivekeyscharter.org.
East Bay / Inter-Agency Training Council (EB/IATC): Are you looking for a career change or to begin in your very first career? Check out this in-demand career opportunity: Http://bit.ly/Medium_Article_Aug2020.
These are not just classes, but a supportive community to include national competitions, internships, mentorships, certification training, career and job placement assistance and more! You won't find another program like it in the Bay Area. If you know how to operate a smart cell phone, then you may just have what it takes to begin on your journey to become a cyber security professional to help protect consumers and businesses from attacks. It's a fun, exciting way to earn a living!
Merritt College Cyber Security Program: Merritt College offers a 2-year accredited cybersecurity program led by experts who are active in the field. Start wherever you are today, and graduate with the skills and knowledge you need to land an entry-level job in the exciting field of information security. To learn more or apply to the program, visit our website: www.merrittsecurity.com. Additional information is also available on the attached brochure.
Merritt College STEM Core Program: STEM Core is a cohort-based learning community at Merritt College increasing the number of students in cybersecurity and computer science. Students take classes together, receive academic counseling, tutoring, intensive math preparation, and access to high-quality paid tech internships. Participants explore careers in Cybersecurity and Computer Science and will be prepared to transfer to a 4-year computer science program, i.e. University of California Berkeley, UCLA, Stanford, Cal State East Bay, San Jose and San Francisco States. More information is available on the attached flyer and on their website.
Oakland Unified School District’s (OUSD) Oakland Adult and Career Education (OACE) has been committed to providing Adult Basic Education (ABE) and Adult Secondary Education (ASE) for immigrants, dropouts and those most vulnerable in Oakland for 145 years. OACE is the second oldest adult school in California, founded in 1871. OACE is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), and all instructors are credentialed by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. OACE has a community-based service delivery model, in 20 locations throughout the city of Oakland.
Student Learning Outcomes: OACE students will achieve work, life and academic skills including foundational skills in English, math and technology:
- To become college and career ready,
- To support their family’s academic progress,
- To become fully participating members of their community
Alameda County Office of Education’s new Opportunity Academy School ACOE’s new Opportunity Academy School serves students ages 16 and over who have previously separated from school or have been unsuccessful in school, desire a high school diploma, and will benefit from support with employment readiness and obtaining employment.
Opportunity Academy utilizes an independent studies format with blended learning models; incorporating computer-based curriculum, small group instruction, independent and classroom-based study options.
Opportunity Academy School, in partnership with Youth Employment Partnership (YEP), in Oakland, an organization providing Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act-funded services to similar populations, will provide an environment that encourages student growth and success in and out of the classroom.
Contact: Tracey Burns - Program Director, 510-670-4157, firstname.lastname@example.org
Civicorp Academy is looking for passionate community members with flexible schedules who are interested in sharing their time, energy, and expertise with Civicorps Academy students age 18-26!
- Coach students who need individual support
- Monday/Wednesday 3:30 PM-5:00 PM
- Fridays from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Please contact Joseph (JAB) Billingsley at email@example.com or by calling 510-992-7800.
MTS Training Academy offers comprehensive Class A, Class B, and Professional School Bus Driver training for the career-minded individuals seeking opportunities in the commercial driving industry. Since 1996, we have trained drivers for local and national trucking companies, tour and transit bus operators, and public/private school bus operators. Employment and training virtual orientation are offered every Tuesday at 10 a.m. and Thursday at 1 p.m. Call or email Greg Robertson today at (707) firstname.lastname@example.org to get your driving career on the road! See their an orientation flyer, staffing flyer visit their website for more information.
Career Online High School: Scholarships are being offered at Oakland Public Library and Alameda County Library for adults (age 19+) to earn a high school diploma and career certificate through Career Online High School. Enrolled students will take classes online, be supported by an academic coach, and build a career portfolio. Scholarships are limited.
- Oakland Program – Oakland, Emeryville and Piedmont residents. Contact email@example.com
- Alameda County Program: Open to residents in Ashland, Cherryland, San Lorenzo, Newark, Union City and Fremont. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Apply Now - www.careeronlinehs.gale.com/ca/
Bay Area Systems Impacted Consortium (BASIC): The new edition of BASIC’s Directory of campus-based programs that support success for justice systems impacted students attending California’s public two and four-year colleges and universities in the greater Bay Area. We hope the Directory will be shared with prospective and current students under supervision of the Alameda County Probation Department and the staff that support them.
This edition expands the listings from the earlier edition’s two East Bay counties to listings for eleven greater Bay Area counties. Support programs are listed along with contact information for EOPS/CARE, EOP and Academic Counseling offices for campuses that have not yet developed on-campus clubs or programs. Additionally, information is included about BASIC and the new statewide Rising Scholars Network.
Fred Finch Youth Center is pleased to provide trainings in conjunction with Chabot-Las Positas Community College District and Alameda County through Title IV-E Funding. These trainings are open for providers who work with foster or group home youth in Alameda County at no cost.
For more information or to register for training please visit our website: http://www.fredfinch.org/training. Please email email@example.com with any questions or issues; please include your name, email address, and the county in which you work.
Reentry Legal Services – Bay Area Legal Aid provides free legal advice and representation to low-income residents of Alameda County with an arrest or conviction history causing a barrier in their lives. Clients can fill out an online self-referral form on our website. We’re able to assist Alameda County residents with “expungements,” traffic tickets and traffic court debt, suspended driver’s licenses, employment denials and background check information, vocational licensing and some consumer issues like identity theft. Please see the attached flyer for more information. You can also visit their website https://baylegal.org/what-we-do/stability/reentry/
Bay Area Legal Aid’s website also contains information and resources on COVID-19 Economic Impact Payments that might be helpful for clients. Information and Resources can be found here:
Low-income people with disabilities may qualify for cash benefits from the government through SSI, SSDI, or CAPI. Bay Area Legal Aid may be able to help. Please our flyer for additional details. You may also call our Legal Advice Line at (800) 551-5554 (M & Th: 9:00 AM– 3:00 PM; T & W 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM) for more information.
Clean Slate Clinic: A partnership of the East Bay Community Law Center and Alameda County Public Defender’s Office. We highly encourage you to send clients to the in-person clinics. We are able to do a more holistic screening, give information, and better assess needs when we meet them in person. If the person is out of county, out of state, or simply can’t make one of our clinic times, please refer them to Code for America. Please advise clients to either apply online or come to clinic but do not do both as this causes confusion and duplicative work.
- Employment Denials due to Criminal Background
- Dismissal of Conviction (“Expungement”)
- Sealing of Arrest Record - Factual Innocence
- Felony Reduction / Prop 47 Relief
- Errors on Criminal Background Reports
- Early Termination of Probation
- Occupational Licensing Denials (DSS, Security Guard)
- Certificate of Rehabilitation
- Voting Rights, Jury Service Right
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Wednesdays, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM in Dublin
Public Defender’s Office
5149 Gleason Drive, #C155, Dublin
Thursdays, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM in Oakland
Public Defender’s Office
545 4th Street, Oakland
Contact EBCLC for more information: 510-548-4040, www.ebclc.org
Contact Public Defender’s Office for more information: 510-272-6600, www.acgov.org/defender
Building Opportunities for Self-Sufficiency (BOSS) provides interim housing, rental assistance, employment services, and peer support assistance for reentry and justice-involved individuals – many services are NOW ONLINE, please contact us!
BOSS EMPLOYMENT SERVICES:
Career Training and Employment Center (CTEC): Education, training and employment assistance. WEEKLY CLASSES ARE BEING HELD ONLINE!
- Monday: Courageous Healing Conversations,Azizi Gupton, MA, APCC, AMFT, Therapist; and SWAG UP, BOSS UP Professional Development, Suga T
- Tuesday: East Baltimore Curriculum JRT, Ivey Williams
- Wednesday: Owning Your Own Truth/Motivational Speaker, Tina Robinson & Larrie Noble
- Thursday: Career Pathways/ Merging 2 Worlds, Charlette Viney, MPA & Martin Malone, CAADAC I
- Friday: Workforce Coordination, Talia Summers
Classes are held online M-F at 10:00 AM. Both new & existing participants are welcome!!
To Participate: Contact CTEC at 510.932.0966. We will provide participants with the class log-in information, and a list of Minimum Requirements (hardware/software) for virtual services. If individuals need help with these requirements, we will do our best to get them connected!
BOSS SUPPORT SERVICES & LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT:
Housing Navigation, Community Healing, & Support Services. Assistance with housing, health, mental health, family reunification, legal, and other needs. ONLINE SERVICES ARE BEING DEVELOPED. For more info: Nanette Francois, 510.725.0432, firstname.lastname@example.org
For Us By Us (FUBU), Peer Support and Outreach, County-wide. Peer mentoring to encourage service engagement through text, phone calls, and ONLINE SERVICES ARE BEING DEVELOPED. For more info: Tim Smith, 510.649.1930 ext. 3008, email@example.com.
Social Justice Collective (SJC) Innovations Project/Civic Engagement. Cohort-based learning for reentry individuals – skill-building, civic engagement, healing circles. ONLINE SERVICES AVAILABLE! For info: Tim Smith, 510.649.1930 ext. 3008, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oakland LGBTQ Community Center: In compliance with the most recent COVID-19 Public Health Department's - Revised and Extended Shelter in Place orders, the Center will remain closed for drop-in and on-site support groups. We are currently providing assistance to our community by appointment only.
If you schedule an appointment with one of our Wellness Coordinators, please arrive with a mask or face cover. If you do not have one, a mask can be provided for you. On-site group meetings and drop-in will resume when it is deemed safer to do so.
COVID-19 Testing: For COVID-19 testing sites click here.
Group Meetings: Some of our Center support groups have been moved online. Please see our calendar to learn about virtual group meetings.
Mental Health Support: Community members who are seeking mental health support from one of the private practice therapists at the Center, please contact them directly by clicking here. The therapists page also has other LGBTQ specific mental health resources as well.
Rental Assistance: Rental assistance applications are processed in the order that they are received and assessed based on priority of need by our wellness coordinators/case management team. The demand for rental assistance is very high. Funding is limited and only available until exhausted. We appreciate your patience as we process the many applications that we are receiving.
If you are interested in donating to our emergency housing & rental assistance fund, please click here.
Food and Other Emergency Assistance: After providing community members with hundreds of food bags and hygiene kits, our food pantry shelves are now empty. We encourage community members to use food and other emergency assistance resources at the links below.
- Alameda County Help: http://211alamedacounty.org/2-1-1-alameda-county-resource-finder/
- Alameda County Food Bank: https://www.accfb.org/get-food/
- Word Of Mouth Pantry: https://www.cityofrefugeucc.org/word-of-mouth-food-pantry.html
- See more community resources at the following link: https://www.oaklandlgbtqcenter.org/community-resources
Low Fee Mental Health Support: Jonathan Julian is an AMFT serving the community through their practice at the Oakland LGBTQ Community Center. They are offering shorter term, low-fee therapy sessions between $30-$60 specifically for our LGBTQIA+ family who are struggling with their mental health during the Covid-19 pandemic. If you or a loved one needs extra support, you can find me on https://openpathcollective.org/ by searching my name. I specialize in expressive arts therapy and somatic mindfulness. Learn more about me at https://jjuliantherapy.com/
The Probation Department has launched its social media pages.
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View all meeting dates, agendas, and minutes related to Realignment work groups and committees.
Community Advisory Board
In December 2013, the Alameda County Board of Supervisors established the Community Advisory Board (CAB) in an effort to ensure a “community voice” on matters relating to Realignment and reentry in Alameda County. The CAB is a 15-member board, appointed by the Board of Supervisors, with three representatives from each of the five supervisorial districts; at least one of the three members must be formerly incarcerated.
1. RFQ No. 901949: AB 109 Direct Services: Sex Offender Management Treatment Program. ACPD is seeking to award a one-year contract (with options to renew) to Contractors with experience providing sex offender management treatment program services to meet the individual’s treatment needs.
• For further information, please contact Christine Chan at 510-208-9623 or Christine.Chan2@acgov.org
• Due Date: April 26, 2021 by 2:00 PM
• Please visit GSA's website for more information: http://www.acgov.org/gsa_app/gsa/purchasing/bid_content/contractopportunities.jsp
2. RFP No. 901904: AB109 Direct Services: Cognitive Behavioral Intervention Services, Incentives, and Innovation Program (CBI3). ACPD is looking for a Contractor who has experience working with a justice-involved population and with the delivery of CBI programs that address the specific needs of the target population and targets criminal thinking patterns among adult offenders.
• For further information, please contact Lovell Laurente at 510-208-9621 or email@example.com • Due Date Changed: April 27, 2021 by 2:00 PM
• Please visit GSA's website for more information: https://www.acgov.org/gsa_app/gsa/purchasing/bid_content/contractingdetail.jsp?BID_ID=2334
3. Alameda County Probation Department has released Request for Proposal (RFP) #901813 – AB109 Direct Services Grant: Employment Vendor Pool NOTE: The County is no longer accepting bid responses from Bidders with service facilities located in Oakland. All other regions/locations remain open for bidding.
• Responses are due on May 5, 2021 by 2:00 PM
• For further information, please contact Lovell Laurente at 510-208-9621 or firstname.lastname@example.org
• Click here to view all details regarding this opportunity on the GSA website
• Bidders MUST register in order to participate in this bid
• This RFP will utilize the County’s new online bid process (Strategic Sourcing); this will enable Bidders to submit bid responses using the County’s online portal. Click here or visit https://ezsourcing.acgov.org/ to register