Root & Rebound

Root & Rebound envisions a world where people in reentry have the opportunity and resources available to become productive and valued members of our community.
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Twitter: @ROOTandREBOUND
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LAAC Membership Type: Associate Members

Mission: To increase access to justice and opportunity for people in reentry from prison and jail, and to educate and empower those who support them, fundamentally advancing and strengthening the reentry infrastructure across the state of California.

Vision: Root & Rebound envisions a world where people in reentry have the opportunity and resources available to become productive and valued members of our community.

Programs & Services: Root & Reboound offer program and services which includes.


Through our “Roadmap to Reentry” legal guide and toolkits, and community trainings, we work to expand the knowledge of community-based organizations, government agencies, and people with arrest and conviction histories across California.


In conjunction with “Roadmap to Reentry” guide and educational resources, we provide direct support to people working through reentry barriers. Root & Rebound operates a Reentry Legal Hotline every Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. that is open for anyone in California with reentry-related legal issues, questions, or concerns. Our hotline number is 510-279-4662.


Our policy advocacy and systems reform strategies encourage federal, state, and local governments and agencies to create smarter reentry policies that promote the well-being of individuals and their communities. We communicate our learnings on the ground to local and state governments and advocacy groups.



Fair Chance Housing

May 22, 2019
Panelists will discuss "fair chance housing" advocacy, which aims to increase access to housing for people with past justice system involvement. We will discuss strategies including direct legal services, community organizing, and policy reform on the local, regional and national stages. The panel will provide an overview of the housing rights of people with arrest and conviction histories, legal avenues for challenging unlawful housing discrimination, and strategies for and lessons learned from reforming local and state housing policy. Finally, panelists will discuss building campaigns around “Ban the Box” housing ordinances and strategies for enforcement after such policies are adopted.
MCLE: 1 hour

Tribal Reentry Advocacy: Best Practices for Reentry Legal Advocacy in Rural Tribal Communities

Aug 28, 2019
In response to high rates of incarceration and criminalization among Native people, Root & Rebound, a reentry legal advocacy center, has partnered with various tribal communities, including Yurok Tribal Court, to establish free mobile legal clinics in tribal community settings. This program will give an instructional framework for providing effective, holistic reentry legal services to people in tribal communities. Topics addressed will include: best practices for establishing new mobile legal clinics, strategies for providing legal services in a rural location, and recommendations for building trust and collaborative partnerships between tribes and legal organizations.
MCLE: 1 hour

Helping Formerly Incarcerated People Apply for Occupational Licensure

Aug 19, 2020
MCLE: 1.5 hours

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