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California Probation Officer Fact Sheet

This fact sheet outlines how California Probation Officers can utilize local community colleges to support the individuals under their supervision toward better job prospects, higher incomes, and lower likelihoods of recidivism.

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. 

Don’t Stop Now: California leads the nation in using public higher education to address mass incarceration. Will we continue?

This new publication applauds the unprecedented growth in the number of California colleges teaching in correctional facilities and reaching formerly incarcerated students in the community, but warns of failure if the state does not focus on quality and sustainability.

Fact Sheet for Individuals on Probation in California

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

California Parole Agent Fact Sheet

This fact sheet outlines how Parole Agents can utilize local community colleges to support the individuals under their supervision toward better job prospects, higher incomes, and lower likelihoods of recidivism. 

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.

Bakersfield College Inmate Scholars Program Fact Sheet

The Inmate Scholars Program at Bakersfield College created a Fact Sheet to report upon the services and courses that their program offers, demographics of students served, the level of success that their students have achieved so far. 

Formerly Incarcerated Resource Resolution

The Associated Student Government of San Bernardino Valley College passed a Formerly Incarcerated Resource Resolution that will embrace programs to help formerly incarcerated individuals transition from prisons to campuses.

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.

NASW – Applying for Licensure for those with a Criminal Record

The NASW-CA Inclusion and Rehabilitation Council has published a guide to applying for Social Work Licensure in California with a criminal record. This guide details steps suggested before applying, helpful information on applying for letters of recommendation as well as information on Background Statement forms.