Re-entry In California – Overcoming Legal Barriers in Community Reintegration

The East Bay Community Law Center will collaborate with PLI to offer an important free program – Reentry in California – Overcoming Legal Barriers to Community Reintegration 2015. They will bring together the leading California experts to share their tools and strategies for assistingEast Bay Community Law Center clients with reentry issues, Webcast, or live in San Francisco, Aug. 14, 2015, 9:00 AM Pacific

The program will discuss the significant employment and housing barriers faced by clients who have encountered the criminal justice system and highlight recent law changes, including felony reclassification under Proposition 47 and the expansion of Fair Chance Ordinances.

The faculty will discuss the following topics:
• Basic overview of the criminal justice system and collateral consequences of arrests/convictions
• Petitioning for Felony Reclassification under Prop 47
• Reentry & Immigration – Mitigating consequences for non-citizen clients
• Reentry & Employment – Fair chance hiring practices and the use of criminal records in employment decisions
• Reentry & Employment – Strategies for expanding employment protections

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