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Criminal Justice Population


Online Resources:

Riley Guide - Ex-Offenders: Resources to Assist with the Return to the Workforce.

STEP AHEAD - Career planning guide for people with criminal records; assess yourself, explore careers, set goals, and start thinking about jobs and careers.

CAREER ONESTOP - A list of links of Ex-Offender Assistance by state provided by Career One Stop.

NCDA - Resources and services for ex-offenders.

CHRYSALIS: Tips for Ex-Offenders - Chrysalis is a nonprofit organization.  They are dedicated helping homeless and low-income individuals by providing resources and support needed to find and retain employment.  46% of their clients are ex-felons and 70% have been incarcerated.

National HIRE Network - This organization is a national clearinghouse for information as well as an advocate for policy change.  Their goal is to increase the number and quality of job opportunities available to people with criminal records by changing public policies, employment practices, and public opinion.

State of CA Department of Justice - A list of Live Scan Locations

The FBI Federal Bureau of Investigation - Learn about obtaining information about your criminal record or “rap sheet”

Roadmap to Reentry: A California Legal Guide - Published by the nonprofit reentry legal advocacy organization Root & Rebound

Support Organizations

Friends Outside L.A. - A nonprofit organization which provides services to families and children, and their incarcerated and formerly incarcerated family members.

Goodwill - Goodwill offers services to men, women, and youth who have served their time and are trying to get back on track.  Visit their website for more information.

People Assisting The Homeless (PATH) - PATH has been serving people experiencing homelessness since 1984.  There are 12 facilities throughout Southern California.  PATH provides housing and customized support to individuals in need.  The PATH Mall has a number of services to assist this population, including mental health care, substance abuse treatment, legal assistance, a personal care center, job center, and veterans services, etc.

The Papillon Foundation - A 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation providing free links to web-based resources for the expungement and sealing of criminal records throughout the United States.

Law Project of Los Angeles - Provides no-cost legal services to workers with past criminal convictions

Support Groups

Narcotics Anonymous (NA) - Contains links to items of interest to the general public and professionals about the Fellowship of Narcotics Anonymous.

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) - Is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.

Criminals & Gangs Anonymous (CGA) - Criminals & Gangmembers Anonymous is a twelve step recovery program open to anyone regardless of age, ethnic group, gender, social circle or professional status.

Check Out These Books in the PCC Career Library:

-Prisoners’ Guerrilla Handbook by Jon Marc Taylor, PhD

-The Ex-Offender’s Job Hunting Guide by Ron and Caryl Krannich, Ph.Ds

-Best Jobs for Ex-Offenders by Ron Krannich, Ph.D.

-No One is Unemployable by Ebra L. Angel & Elisabeth E. Harney

Resources for Counselors:

Special Offender Topics

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