Community Resources

Re-Entry (Formerly Incarcerated)

The RISE learning community is creating the prison-to-school pipeline in Alameda County and seeks to erode the stigma associated with those impacted by the criminal justice system, create safer communities, and fight mass incarceration by providing a second chance to our RISE scholars. Whether someone has ever been to juvenile hall, jail, or prison, or impacted by an immediate family member who has been incarcerated, the RISE Program is here for you. RISE is creating a pseudo-family of FISI students, supporting one another from incarceration to graduation and beyond. The program does this through peer-to-peer support, weekly check-in meetings and calls, designated RISE counselors, purchasing all books and supplies needed for classes, guest motivation speakers, and much more! Supporting the onramp of formerly incarcerated persons to higher education is a critical first step to successful reentry, instantly acclimating to a positive, welcoming environment which will encourage their growth while giving them the tools needed for gainful employment.​

Phone: 510-723-7678
Website: RISE

Open Gate Inc
Serves low-risk parolees, probationers and formerly incarcerated individuals gain the skills to reenter society and their community through education and vocational training.

Phone: 510-638-7113
Website: Open Gate Inc

Alameda County Clean Slate Program
Various locations, clean your criminal record.

Phone: 510-272-6600
Website: Alameda County Clean Slate Program

East Bay Community Law Center Clean Slate Clinic
Oakland Clinic open Tuesday 10am-1pm Resource to help people clean up criminal record/free legal aid to eligible low-income residents of Alameda County. Eligible clients are those who are not on parole or those who have completed at least half of their probation term and have their Alameda County of CA State Dept. of Justice RAP sheets (record of arrest and prosecution) with them. In order to receive a legal consultation, you must have a RAP sheet and know whether you owe fines, fees, or restitution. All legal services free of charge.

Address: 1212 Broadway, Suite 630, Oakland
Phone: 510-548-4040
Website: East Bay Community Law Center Clean Slate Clinic

New Start Tattooo Removal Program
New Start Tattoo Removal is a program funded by the Kaiser Permanente Foundation that provides access to tattoo-removal treatments to youth and young adults with visible gang, drug-related and other undesirable tattoos in the Eden and tri-cities geographical areas. For ages 13-25.

Phone: 510-887-1146
Website: New Start Tattooo Removal Program