This Rising Scholars video is playing daily in all CDCR prisons. It lets incarcerated people know that the California community colleges will welcome them when they come home and provides descriptions of a few different community college pathways. It features interviews with two formerly incarcerated college staff who are working in Rising Scholars programs.
The Rising Scholars Advisory Committee adopts the following principles to guide colleges as they exercise their local control to serve formerly incarcerated students on campus.
The guide is designed to support students as they learn how to navigate their CDCR laptop and Canvas course.
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.
“College is for Everyone” is a resource created by the Youth Law Center for students, program staff, and probation staff.
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.