ADVOCACY, EDUCATION, AND
RE-ENTRY SERVICES

Change through empowerment, advocacy and education

ADVOCACY

Raising our voices

Advocate leaders who have come home are raising their voices to improve re-entry services for those coming behind them.


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


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

EDUCATION

Sharing wisdom

Participants, alumni, and community members come together to share their expertise.

Past events

Our Road Staff, program participants and alumni provided a training for Five Keys Charter Schools and Programs (pictured above)

Spring 2019

Community Building and Education

Our Road Prison Project hosted two educational panels on Fair Chance Employment, bringing together employers who are committed to hiring people with felony convictions.  In these panels, we explored 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 included 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

Panelists:

Derrick Johnson, Owner, Home of Chicken and Waffles

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

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

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

Check back for upcoming events

RE-ENTRY SERVICES

Building a foundation for the future

Building a foundation for the future

Our Road re-entry counseling addresses the unique needs of the participants including using a smartphone, healthcare, relationships, job applications, searching for a home, and developing the necessary skills to build a meaningful life in the community.

 

At 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." MF

 

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