In April 2022, the Rising Scholars Regional Coordinators hosted a training on Restorative Justice and Accountability. This slide deck was shown during that training.
Rising Scholars hosted this webinar on February 11, 2022. It covers expungement and record clearance, fair chance hiring, and licensing barriers in California.
List of California licensing boards subject to the new rules in AB2138 (2020)
FAQ about changes to occupational licensing brought about by AB2138 (2020), including a description of when a license can be denied because of criminal history and links to organizations that can provide legal support.
Know Your Rights flyer from Legal Aid at Work provides an overview of job seekers’ rights
This 2020 Toolkit from Legal Aid at Work helps job seekers with criminal records
This 2020 flyer from East Bay Community Law Center provides an overview of clean slate remedies available for formerly incarcerated people.
The California Community Colleges are increasingly striving to collect data about the number of formerly incarcerated students on their campuses. Data collection can raise privacy concerns and may cause tension in the relationship between Rising Scholars students and the college. This collection of successful practices may help Rising Scholars programs navigate this challenging terrain.
The CFPB released this Guide as part of its Your Money, Your Goals financial empowerment resources. The guide is designed to help frontline staff address the unique financial challenges of individuals involved in the criminal justice system.
Download a sample agreement between participating students and Project Rebound at Cal State Fullteron, outlining expectations and minimum requirements.