Re-entry Services, Advocacy and Education

Building a Bridge from Prison to the Community for men and women serving Life with the Possibility of Parole. We are committed to supporting the successful transition from prison the community through Re-entry Services, Education and Advoacy.  

 

We believe that Men and Women who have served Life Sentences need Re-entry Services when they return to the community that are provided by community based organizations that understand the needs of ex-lifers and their families.

RE-ENTRY SERVICES​

  • Resources and referral 

  • 1 on 1 counseling and case management 

ADVOCACY

  • We believe that Men and Women who have served Life Sentences need Re-entry Services when they return to the community that are provided by community based organizations that understand the needs of ex-lifers and their families.

  • We believe an effective re-entry program begins in prison.  We are collaborating with other advocacy organizations to ensure that men and women leave prison with a California ID.  Having an ID opens up doors to legal employment, healthcare housing and banking.  

  • Our ex-lifer advocates are raising their voices to improve services for men and women across California. 

EDUCATION 

Educational resources:

  • Our Road Prison Project Re-entry Mini-Guide – available on AmazonPrison re-entry guide for men and women returning to Alameda County after spending decades in prison. The guide covers everything from how to use a Clipper card to how to "Google".

Past educational events:​

Spring 2019

Community Building and Education

Our Road Prison Project will be hosted two educational panels on Fair Chance Employment, bringing together employers who are committed to hiring men and women with felony convictions.  We will be exploring hiring practices and strategies to support employees after they are hired.  As a prison re-entry program, we are committed to opening doors to jobs for our participants and the greater re-entry community.  Panels will include organizational leaders, employees, and workforce professionals.

 

FAIR CHANCE EMPLOYMENT: BEYOND HIRING PRACTICES

Making a Difference

March 6th – California Endowment – 2000 Franklin Street Oakland 1 PM to 3 PM

Confirmed panelists:

  • Derrick Johnson, Owner, Home of Chicken and Waffles

  • Wayne Garcia, Vice President of Criminal Justice Programs, Healthright 360

  • David Muhammad, Executive Director, Community and Youth Outreach (CYO)

  • Beth Avery, Staff Attorney, National Employment Law Project

 

FAIR CHANCE EMPLOYMENT: OPENING UP NEW OPPORTUNITIES

Opening up new opportunities

April 10th – SAHA – 14th and Madison – 160 14th Street Oakland – 6 PM to 7:30 PM

Confirmed panelists:​

  • Chris Deragon, Community Housing Partnership

  • Rhody McCoy, Director, Contra Costa County, Rubicon Programs Inc.

  • Joanna Hernandez, Director of Custody Programs and Re-entry, Five Keys Charter
     Schools and Programs

  • Hayley Benham-Archdeacon, Business Account Manager, The Last Mile

Our Road Prison Project staff “taught me perseverance and patience. I learned how to use the internet to search for housing and found my new home.” RT

"I learned how to find a calm place when I am stressed out."

District visit with Assembly member Buffy Wicks Staff

Capitol visit advocating for community based services