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
Proposition 47 Local Advisory Committee Community Representative Opening
The Alameda County Proposition 47 Local Advisory Committee (LAC) is recruiting two Community Representatives. The purpose of this committee is to oversee the County’s Prop 47 Grant Project, which provides mental health, substance use disorder, and housing services to justice-involved clients with serious mental illness and/or substance use disorders. The Community Representatives should be formerly incarcerated and/or have family who have been formerly incarcerated.
League of Woman Voters of Oakland (LWVO) reentry voting rights and registration information flyer. The League of Women Voters of Oakland started the Reentry Task Force, whose mission is to create opportunities for formerly-incarcerated individuals to learn about their voting rights and become engaged in the election process through their own efforts. The League’s work with the re-entry community began with the Community Capacity Building Grant from the Probation Department. More information is available on the attached flyers, and on our website: https://my.lwv.org/california/oakland/committee/reentry-task-force.
Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, there will be no neighborhood polling places for the November 3, 2020 General Election. Alameda County will have 100 Accessible Voting Locations (AVLs). The County is working with a number of community groups to find these locations. The criteria for a location to be an AVL can be found on the Accessible Voting Location page. For a list of location requirements per city, please visit How Many Locations Are Needed. A list of locations we have secured or are in the process of securing can be found at https://www.acvote.org/community/partnerships.
- Voters Edge is a free League online resource for information about candidates and measures and who finances them. Go to votersedge.org/ca
- Easy Voter Guides
- State guides explain the state propositions in clear, easy-to-understand language. To order a supply of printed guides go to: http://www.easyvoterguide.org.
- Local guides. LWVO is taking orders Now for print copies of our LWVO Guides for September distribution. Let us know by going to our website lwvoakland.org or calling us at (510) 835-7640.
Please see attached LWVO flyers for additional information.
California Workforce Association is sponsoring a series of 3 webinars presented by Larry Robbin, Executive Director of Robbin and Associates: REINVENTING FRONT LINE SERVICES FOR BETTER EMPLOYMENT OUTCOMES IN CHALLENGING TIMES! Please see attached flyer for more information.
Webinar #1: FROM PINK SLIP TO PAYCHECK! HOW TO GET BETTER EMPLOYMENT OUTCOMES WITH DISLOCATED WORKERS IN LESS TIME! September 29, 2020 from 11:00am-12:30pm PST
Webinar #2: CUSTOMER SERVICE SUCCESS WITH ANGRY AND CHALLENGING CUSTOMERS! HOW TO GET TO WIN WIN! October 27, 2020 from 11:00am – 12:30pm PST
Webinar #3: NONTRADITIONAL JOB SEARCH AND INTERVIEW STRATEGIES THAT GET PEOPLE HIRED! December 8, 2020 from 11:00am-12:30pm PST
Eden Area Food Pantries. Get free food for your family in the Eden area (Hayward, San Leandro, Ashland and Cherryland). Please see attached flyer for more information.
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 2pm 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 11:30am to 1:30pm 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 2pm, 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 11:30am to 2pm at 2050 Center St., Berkeley. BCC also provides free groceries at the Berkeley Food Network on 1001 University Ave. Berkeley, CA 94710 between 12pm - 3pm every Monday. We are looking for volunteers on Monday if you’d like to help out.
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.
Berkeley Food Pantry during the current COVID-19 crisis is offering assistance in two ways:
(1) Home Delivery – New monthly home delivery is 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.
(2) In-Person Pick-Up at the Pantry – Distributing pre-packed bags of fresh groceries to Berkeley and Albany residents in need on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Pickups are by appointment between 2 and 4pm. Come to the Pantry between 11am and 3pm to get an appointment slip, then return at your designated time for food distribution. Location: 1600 Sacramento Street.
Berkeley Food Network distributes pre-packed bags of fresh groceries to Berkeley and Albany residents. Open Monday-Thursday 10am-2pm, Mondays & Wednesdays 5-7pm, and 1st & 3rd Saturdays 10am-12pm. Location: 1925 Ninth Street.
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 4th Tuesdays of the month, 2 – 4pm.
For more available resources, please see the attached Guide to Healthy Food Resources in Alameda County.
Food Bank Online Portal: 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.
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.
Five Keys Schools and Programs (a non-profit education organization) that serves students through our system of Charter Schools and community sites. Our program was built upon the effectiveness of Restorative Justice in communities, and because of that, we offer free education to anyone seeking a high school diploma (16+ years of age).
Before the COVID-19 crisis, we served students in most of the County Jails system and Community sites based in the Bay Area. Although the community sites are not currently accessible due to the pandemic, we hope to begin to visit with students in the upcoming months.
We have recently launched a new Distance Learning program that allows students to navigate their education via computers, tablets, or smartphones; we even have the capability to lend out Chromebooks to those students who do not have access to technology. We can offer an accredited high school diploma or GED, free of cost to any client 16 years of age or older. More information is available on our attached program flyer and locations flyer.
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.
Fall classes start August 24, 2020 with late start classes offered as well. 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 and Fall 2020 Cyber Security Program information sheet.
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, 2020 Fall class schedule, and on their website.
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.
Keith Carson, Alameda County Supervisor, District. In order to build a deeper understanding of how the current COVID-19 public health pandemic is impacting the African American community, I am asking you to please complete a very brief survey TAKE THE SURVEY. Please feel free to pass this survey to other members of the Black community.
Alameda County is working hard to fight COVID-19, and to mitigate the medical, social, and financial impacts on all our communities. Because of underlying health and economic disparities in the Black community, it is important for me and other County officials to quickly identify and focus resources where they are needed.
I have been in close contact with the federal government and the State of California as we wait for the medical data and practice the social distancing needed to “flatten the curve”. As we prepare for the challenges ahead, your input is needed to help us inform our state and federal delegations as they shape future relief legislation and make budget decisions.
Alameda County is currently working to add racial data to a newly added dashboard that provides daily COVID-19 information to the public. Visit http://www.acphd.org/2019-ncov.aspx to view the dashboard.
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, October 6, 2020 from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. ONLINE via Microsoft Teams
+1 415-915-3950 United States, San Francisco (Toll)
(888) 715-8170 United States (Toll-free)
Conference ID: 295 901 709#
Community Advisory Board (CAB)
Tuesday, October 6, 2020 from 6:15 p.m. – 8:15 p.m. ONLINE via Zoom
Click on the following link to join the Zoom meeting: https://zoom.us/j/96987758555?pwd=SXJFZHNsbjB6M2pKbU1RWElpWVQvdz09
Meeting ID: 969 8775 8555; Passcode: 069253; Phone Number: +1 (669) 900-6833
Process and Evaluation Workgroup
Wednesday, October 7, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. ONLINE via Microsoft Teams
Community Corrections Partnership (CCP)
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. ONLINE via Microsoft Teams
+1 415-915-3950 United States, San Francisco (Toll)
(888) 715-8170 United States (Toll-free)
Conference ID: 215 803 829#
Programs and Services Workgroup
Thursday, October 22, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. ONLINE via Microsoft Teams
+1 415-915-3950 United States, San Francisco (Toll)
(888) 715-8170 United States (Toll-free)
Conference ID: 561 785 242#
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.
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 a.m. – 3 p.m.; T & W 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.) 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Ph: 510-419-0509 |website: wojrc.org | 1801 Adeline St. Oakland 94607
For questions email email@example.com 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/
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
Our goal at Five Keys is to restore communities through education. Our philosophy is that through social and restorative justice principles, we can provide traditionally underserved communities the opportunity to restart their education, focusing on five key areas: Education, Employment, Recovery, Family, and Community.
Alameda Reentry Team supports returning citizens exiting the Santa Rita County Jail and/or those currently under supervision of the Alameda County Probation Department, (PRCS or 1170h). Each student referred will have access to finish their high school diploma and/or GED, enroll in college, start on a vocational track, or be placed in limited slots with Cypress Mandela.
Students will also receive case management services from the Reentry Case Managers to assist students to push through any potential obstacle that hinders them from achieving their educational goals. Contact Reentry Case Managers at 320 13th Street Suite 306, Oakland CA 94612.
If you have a student that is already enrolled at one of the sites and working with a Five Keys teacher to finish their high school diploma and/or GED and they want extra support via the case management services, please send a referral via email to the Alameda Five Keys Probation team at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also call us at 510.922.9385.
Five Keys is open to everyone and we provide FREE education to ALL. Please see our updated flyer.
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, email@example.com
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
Roots Community Health Center - Empowerment Initiatives
Healthy Measures: Helps formerly incarcerated individuals with chronic illnesses achieve successful, healthy reentry. Participants receive support and coaching from Roots Health Navigators who have also experienced incarceration. Benefits include: individualized health plans, benefits enrollment, health education and navigation, probation compliance support and barrier removal. Click here to view the flyer. To apply, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 510-777-1177.
Emancipators Academy: Now accepting applications! An 8-week program offering stipends, on-the-job training in manufacturing at Roots' soap-making social enterprise, Clean360, leadership skills and mentorship. Participants (called Emancipators) receive assistance for barrier removal, support for benefits enrollment, and connection to health care and other services. To be eligible, applicants must have been released from incarceration within the past 12 months, must be unemployed, and must be able to lift 40 lbs. Click here to view the flyer. To apply, email email@example.com or call 510-904-8048.
Want to help heal and protect our community from this disease? Share the flyer and link widely! We're in this pandemic together, and we'll rise out of this together. Healing our community begins from within.
Any suggestions for future briefings? COVID-19 topics you want us to address? Please email these questions, suggestions, and general thoughts to firstname.lastname@example.org.
To learn more about Roots, please visit and follow us here:
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/
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
Take the First Step! Apply In 10 Minutes! Apply Online: https://clearmyrecord.codeforamerica.org/
Wednesdays, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. in Dublin
Public Defender’s Office
5149 Gleason Drive, #C155, Dublin
Thursdays, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. 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
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.
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 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 INTERIM HOUSING BEDS:
Hope Reentry Campus, 8425 MacArthur Blvd., Oakland. 15 beds for reentry individuals, plus services to help residents with successful reentry. For more info: Ronald Broach, 510.932.0966, firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.com
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, email@example.com.
Civicorps Academy has a new enrollment structure:
- Create a flexible class schedule
- Get into paid job training sooner
- Earn a high school diploma at your own pace
Each student can design a schedule that meets their portfolio and academic needs, and aligns with their commitments outside of Civicorps. Now students will be allowed to move into paid Job Training upon completion of a baseline of onboarding activities. Each student can now select from:
- Part-time or full-time academic options
- Distance Learning - morning, afternoon options
- See our website for class descriptions cvcorps.org – click the tab for “distance learning plan”
Civicorps continues to work to re-engage young adults, ages 18-26, to earn high school diplomas, gain job skills, prepare for college, and embark on family-sustaining careers. Please join us in spreading the word about our new enrollment process and flexible academy model. Click here for a sharable flyer.
Distance Learning Resources
- Crisis Support
- Attendance, Engagement and Academic Stipend
- Meals and Food
- Case Counseling Services
- Students with IEP/504
- Resources for English language learners
We also have internship opportunities for young adults with a High School Diploma.
Contact Bethany at (510) 915-5459.
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.
Oakland LGBTQ Community Center: In compliance with the most recent (May/2020) 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 basic needs housing assistance/case management by appointment only.
On-Site Group Meetings: On-site group meetings will resume when it is deemed safe to do so. Some of our Center support groups have been moved online. Please see our calendar to learn about online group meetings.
COVID-19 Testing: If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms and would like to be tested click here.
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: Please arrive with a mask or face cover. If you do not have one, a mask can be provided for you. 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.
LGBTQ Suicide Prevention Resources (click here for more information):
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255); Veterans Press 1 provides 24/7, free and confidential support org
- The Crisis Text Line: Text TALK to 741741 to talk with a trained counselor for free, 24/7
- The Trevor Project:
- TrevorLifeline: Phone support for LGBTQ youth available 24/7 at 1-866-488-7386; org/get-help-now
- TrevorText: Text START to 678-678 for chat & text support for LGBTQ youth available M-F 3-10pm EST/ 12-7pm PST
- Trans Lifeline: Support for transgender people, by transgender people 1-877-565-8860
- SAGE LGBT Elder Hotline: Peer-support and local resources for older adults 1-888-234-SAGE (7243)
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/
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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.
- Alameda County Probation Department has released Request for Proposal (RFP) #901813 – AB109 Direct Services Grant: Employment Vendor Pool (ADDENDUM #1 AND Q & A ADDED ON 10/17/19/ATTENDEES LIST ADDED ON 10/18/19/)
- Click here to access the RFP
- Responses are due On November 4, 2020 by 2:00 PM
- For further information, please contact Lovell Laurente at 510-208-9621 or at email@example.com
- 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
- The Superior Court of California, County of Alameda – Office of Collaborative Courts list their contract opportunities on their website: http://www.alameda.courts.ca.gov/Pages.aspx/Contract-Opportunities