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CCCCO Expenditure Memo 2016-2017

Here is the California Community College Chancellor’s Office expenditure memo, which outlines the guidelines allowing for increased flexibility with Basic Skills, SSSP, and Equity funds. The Chancellor’s office encourages colleges to apply these funds to supporting formerly incarcerated students. 

Using Criminal History Records in Hiring: CCCCO Legal Guidance

The California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office released Legal Advisory relating to the use of criminal history in hiring. The purpose of the Advisory is to provide a survey of the applicable laws, and to suggest approaches to employment decisions that will help community colleges comply with their legal obligations.  

Toolkit for Colleges and Universities Seeking to Foster Success for Formerly Incarcerated Students

The toolkit is based on input from students, faculty, administrators and staff on campuses throughout the state, and has three sections:
Essential Program Elements and Services details how a campus can fully implement a program to support formerly incarcerated students.
Informal Strategies identifies a number of specific no- and low-cost steps that can be taken to support formerly incarcerated students while the campus is building a fully implemented program.
Student Perspective synthesizes the input of many formerly incarcerated students and graduates about what they want and what advice they would give to upcoming students.

Fact Sheet for Individuals on Parole in California

This fact sheet outlines how California Community Colleges can help individuals on parole by highlighting the benefits of a college education and outlining enrollment questions and policies.

Chancellor’s Office Legal Opinion on Residency of Formerly Incarcerated Students

The California Community College Chancellor’s Office of the General Counsel released a legal opinion on residency regarding students who were moved out of state during incarceration. 

Degrees of Freedom Report

Degrees of Freedom: Expanding College Opportunities for Currently and Formerly Incarcerated Californians, by Debbie A. Mukamal, Rebecca Silbert, and Rebecca Taylor is based on over 175 interviews, academic research, and historical investigation. The report profiles existing programs and identifies recommendations for California to take to build effective college pathways that will help these underserved students become college graduates.

Data Summary: Formerly Incarcerated Student Programs at California Community Colleges

73 of the 114 California Community Colleges completed a survey on campus programming for formerly incarcerated students. Here are the results of that survey. 

Better Money Habits How-To Guide

Bank of America, in partnership with Khan Academy, released a how-to guide to their free toolkit, the Better Money Habits program. Better Money Habits is an interactive online tool kit that provides users with information to improve their financial literacy. This guide includes information about how to access key features, including setting financial goals, videos and worksheets designed for easy personal or classroom education use, and a comprehensive resources page designed to help people living paycheck to paycheck. 

Connecting With your Local Community College

The California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office released a prospective student mailer which details foundational information for anyone interested in registering at their local community college. This document includes information on eligibility, community college benefits, and mentions support services for formerly incarcerated students, specifically.