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 Rising Scholars Advisory Committee adopts the following principles to guide colleges as they exercise their local control to serve formerly incarcerated students in prison.
In April 2022, the Rising Scholars Regional Coordinators hosted a training on Restorative Justice and Accountability. This slide deck was shown during that training.
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.
This toolkit contains recommendations for colleges transitioning to correspondence packet delivery during the pandemic.
This toolkit contains strategies provided by formerly incarcerated students for supporting them during the pandemic.
This California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office webinar elevates the powerful voices of students who have experienced incarceration.
Call to action letter in support of our Black students, staff, faculty, stakeholders, partners and communities.
Justice impacted students in California community colleges are succeeding academically across multiple dimensions. In particular, justice impacted students are achieving greater success and similar if not higher grades compared to their main campus counterparts. For a rundown on this data and more, read our new report by Rebecca Silbert and Debbie Mukamal.
On February 8th, the California Community Colleges Chancellor issued guidance on Fair Chance Hiring Best Practices (Policy Guidance) following the December 2018 Chancellor’s legal advisory (Office of General Counsel Advisory 2018-04) regarding the use of criminal history records in hiring, promotion and retention decisions by the community colleges and districts. The policy guidance and legal advisory together pave the way for California’s higher education system to expand employment opportunities for people with arrest and conviction records.