Pick 6 (09/18/2015)

I. READ IT: Who Pays? The True Cost of Incarceration on Families (The Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, Forward Together, Research Action Design, and partners) Who Pays? The True Cost of Incarceration on Families proves that the costs of locking up millions … Continue reading


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Dear Friends of Root & Rebound,

We are proud to announce that since the release of the Roadmap to Reentry: A California Legal Guide, on May 29, 2015, we have shipped over 900 guides! 50% of those have been delivered to men and women who are currently incarcerated inside California’s prisons and jails. As the word about the guide has spread across institutions, Root & Rebound’s team now receives between 120-180 requests a week from prisons and jails alone. Because the Roadmap to Reentry guide is one of a kind resource created to support people in reentry, those preparing for release, their loved ones and supporters, requests have come from across the State of California, and in other states including Nevada, Arizona and Massachusetts.

We need your help to ensure that we can get these guides into the hands of the men and women who are determined to make a fresh start! Our team needs help with the shipping of this guides, such as stamping large envelopes, scanning documents, logging each guide request, and some data entry.

That’s why we are launching the “Roadmap to Reentry” community service project as a way of connecting local community volunteers to our much-needed work. Every Tuesday going forward from 12:00pm to 4:00pm, after September 17, in the Root & Rebound office, volunteers can help our team pack and ship the guides across California.

Please sign up and volunteer at Root & Rebound and give others this great opportunity at a second chance! We are especially looking for formerly incarcerated leaders to help us grow and sustain this vital project, so that we can continue to meet the growing demand going forward.

If you have been in jail or prisons or a family or friend of someone who has, you can take your free copy of the Roadmap to Reentry guide, at the date and time below.

If you are able to make it to the very first community service day on Thursday, September 17, 2015 from 12:00pm to 4:00pm, please send your R.S.V.P to cgarcia@rootandrebound.org.

The Root & Rebound office is located at 1730 Franklin St. Suite 300, Oakland, CA 94612.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Carmen Garcia at 510-279-4662. Lunch will be provided.

The Root & Rebound Team