Organizations to help with your New Entry
Career One Stop, now known as American Job Center has created Job Search Help for Ex-offenders, an excellent resource to help anyone who has a record find a job. This website is basically a one-stop shop for just about everything one would need to know about looking for a job, with tips and advice on how to find one.
You can also get help from CoFFE, the Cooperative of Felon Friendly Employers, a nationwide database of employers willing to hire ex-felons. One of the things that CoFFE does is to talk to employers about the financial advantages of hiring an ex-felon. It’s one more level of support that you can take advantage of. Find out more information at www.thenextstep99.com.
Alameda County Reentry Network – Services and support for formerly incarcerated people in the East Bay.
Marin County Re-entry Taskforce – is a collaborative between the Marin Employment Connection, the Marin County Probation Department and community-based organizations that provide resources to ex-offenders.
San Francisco Reentry Council – Coordinates local efforts to support adults exiting San Francisco County Jail, San Francisco juvenile justice out-of-home placements, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation facilities, and the United States Federal Bureau of Prison facilities.
Northern Cal Service League – A variety of resources including job development, job placement and an annual job fair.
Prison Talk – Prison information and family support community. Has a lot of information.
National Hire Network – Listing of state-specific and governmental agencies and community-based organizations to assist people with criminal records, practitioners, researchers, and policy makers.
Prison Fellowship – Emphasizes meeting both spiritual and practical needs to help ex-offenders stay strong in their faith and successfully clear the re-entry hurdles.
America Works – America Works has gained national recognition for its no-nonsense, entrepreneurial approach to moving hard-to-place individuals into private industry. If we can’t transition welfare recipients, ex-offenders and other unemployed candidates into the workforce, we don’t get paid! Oakland Residency Required.
Community Re-Entry Service Provider’s Network – The mission of CRSPN is to give the formerly incarcerated the necessary network and services to support their successful re-integration into family and community life.
The California Reentry Council Network – Exists to improve services and outcomes for the formerly incarcerated and thereby reduce criminal recidivism and increase public safety.