Upcoming Community Workshops

Please note OCREP is not a service provider does not directly or indirectly support any specific agency(s) or events. OCREP is not responsible for the validity of any event, agency or link. Notification of these workshops is strictly for informational purposes and any websites or links are to be used at your own discretion.

If you have a workshop you would like to have featured, please contact Meghan Medlin.


Check out NELP's online, comprehensive Fair Chance - Ban the Box toolkit available here. Ban the Box, a term first coined by All of Us or None organizers, refers to removing the check-box that asks about convictions from job applications. Fair Chance campaigns do more than remove the check-box; they are about adopting a robust set of fair hiring policies to ease employment barriers for people with records.


EliteOC's Charity Palooza Carnival Fundraiser benefitting 10 local nonprofits including OCREP. Thursday, July 20th 6-8pm at The Vine OC (5151 California, Irvine, CA) Tickets are $10. www.eliteoc.org

Project Kinship's Annual Public Safety & Reentry Conference will be held on Friday, July 28th from 9am-4:30pm. Tickets are $55 presale and $75 until the event. This WILL sell out! www.projectkinship.org/news

Partner organization Pacific Reentry Career Services is hosting a Fair Chance Hiring Summit geared towards employers!
This FREE event has limited seating and is already filling up quickly! Please have your employers register online as soon as possible! www.prcsca.org/summit

Date: Wednesday June 7, 2017
Time: 9am-12pm
Location: Irvine One-Stop Center
17891 Cartwright Road. #200
Irvine, CA 92614
Questions? Please contact Tim Pershing at tim@prsca.org

OC's 3rd Annual Re-Entry Resource Fair Tuesday, June 13th from 11am-2pm at the Honda Center in Anaheim. Open to all formerly incarcerated and their families (please NO children!). Over 50 vendors - employers/healthcare/educators/legal assistance and more! For more information, flyers or registration forms, please contact info@ocreentry.com

Root & Rebound's Children & Family Workshop Root & Rebound and OCREP are offering a special legal training using Root & Rebound's new family & children toolkit. Attendees will be empowered to help themselves, their loved ones and their clients create reentry plans for stability and success! The workshop will be held on Thursday, February 23rd 2017 from 6-8pm at Hope Builders (100 N Harbor Blvd. Suite 200, Anaheim, CA). The workshop is FREE and open to the community. Please RSVP to Meghan Medlin at Hope Builders mmedlin@tsjhopebuilders.org.

Root & Rebound's Road to Reentry Training In May 2015, Root & Rebound launched "Roadmap to Reentry: A California Guide", an extensive legal resource, written in simple language, to support the 50,000 Californians leaving prison and jail each year, and the tens of thousands of people across the state who support them. The "Roadmap to Reentry" guide is designed to reach, educate, and empower those trying to prepare for and navigate difficult barriers in reentry. This guide, available in print and online, covers critical legal issues of reentry, including:
 * Navigating probation and parole rules and terms
 * Getting official identification and important legal documents
 * Acquiring housing
 * Finding and maintaining employment
 * Accessing education and vocational training
 * Applying for public assistance and other benefits 
 * Managing credit & debt issues
 * Working through common family law issues
 * Understanding and clearing your record
This training will be held on Friday, February 24th 2017 from 9am-12pm at location TBD. The training is $25 and seats can be reserved in advance here. For the date, put 2/24/17 and location "Orange County."
Please RSVP to Meghan Medlin at mmedlin@tsjhopebuilders.org (even if you pay online). **If your organization is interested in hosting the event (for at least 15-25 people) please contact Meghan as well.

Legal Series Workshop will be held on Thursday, January 26th 2017 from 6-8pm at Hope Builders in Anaheim (100 N Harbor Blvd. Suite 200, Anaheim, CA). Representatives from UCI Law Clinic and Lifeback Legal will be presenting on dismissals, expungements, traffic ticket amnesty, sealing juvenile records and the new marijuana law. This event is FREE and open to the OC community. Please RSVP to Meghan Medlin at mmedlin@tsjhopebuilders.org

2016 Reentry Solutions for Success October 19-20 in Ontario, CA. Success in reentry is so much more than reducing recidivism. Success in reentry means creating the conditions that enable returning men and women to have the best shot at a new beginning.
This stimulating and informative event will gather stakeholders from across California to network, share, and strategize around the most effective and innovative solutions that support the successful reintegration of formerly incarcerated people.

Orange County Conservation Corps (OCCC) is recruiting youth 18-21 for our Youth Employment Training Program! OCCC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that serves young, at-risk adults through employment, training and educational programs to build self-sufficiency and benefit the community. We accept applications in person at 1548 East Walnut Ave, Fullerton, fax 714-888-0059 and e-mail jobs@hireyouth.org. See the flyer here

Project Kinship's Public Safety & Reentry Conference will be held Friday July 29th at USC in Irvine from 9am-4:30pm. Workshops include: Trauma Informed Care, Prop 47, Mental Health, Substance Abuse, and more! Click here to register.

The Latino Coalition for Community Leadership will hold a three day parent leadership training, Parents on a Mission, for those interested in becoming a POM facilitator on June 28-30th in Santa Ana.POM curriculum is offered as the sole parenting curriculum for the State of Colorado Department of Corrections, in Kern County jails, and through multiple nonprofit reentry and gang prevention nonprofits throughout the U.S. and Canada. The first twenty spots are offered free of charge, funded through a generous donation by One West Bank, afterwards the cost of the three day training is $399. Please contact Christina Ramos at christina@latinocoalition.org or (805) 896-0767 for more information.

OCREP Employment Committee Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of every other month. Next meeting scheduled: Wednesday, May 18th, 9:30am at Hope Builders, 100 N Harbor Blvd. Suite 200, Anaheim, CA 92805. All are welcome! Please RSVP to info@ocreentry.com

SAVE THE DATE Our 2nd Annual Reentry Resource Fair will be held Tuesday, May 24th from 12-3pm at the Honda Center's parking lot on Douglass Street. Public Defender's Office will be on site processing Prop 47 paperwork. We are now accepting vendor applications, please email info@ocreentry.com for more information

Check out National Reentry Week! Los Angeles and San Diego counties are having events, check their reentry sites for more information. Check here for more information from CSG

Important Meeting Announcement Supervisor Andrew Do and Sheriff Sandra Hutchens are hosting a Orange County Public Safety Townhall Meeting on Friday, April 22nd from 10-12pm. Location: 333 West Santa Ana Blvd, Santa Ana 92701. Supervisor Andrew Do and Sheriff Sandra Hutchens have organized a Public Safety Townhall to educate the public about the major changes in California's crime laws and get the community's input on public safety. The community voice is greatly needed, please consider attending to share your view points.

BI Inc Santa Ana Day Reporting Center presents it's 2nd Annual Education & Training Information Day. Wednesday, September 23rd from 10am-12pm at 1701 N Main Street, Suite 200, Santa Ana, CA 92706. Phone: 714-541-7272. BI Inc Santa Ana Day Reporting Center is committed to providing a variety of services to help their participants to reintegrate back into society through education, employment, and services within the community that can assist their participants down the road to success.

OCREP Technology Committee Meeting, Wednesday, September 23rd, at 2pm. We will be meeting at Taller San Jose, 801 N Broadway, Santa Ana, CA 92701. We will be discussing website improvements, social media, implementing a newsletter and more! Please RSVP to info@ocreentry.com

The Riverside Strong Communities Forum is taking place on Saturday, September 26, 2015 from 9 am to 5 pm at the Hyatt Place in Downtown Riverside, California. We are pleased to introduce our program for the Strong Communities Forum. We are excited to have you join us! There is limited space, please reserve your tickets as soon as possible. If you are interested in participating in a panel, please email marie@startingoverinc.net. Tickets can be found here

OC Health Care Agency is hosting a Prevention & Intervention Resource Fair Thursday July 16th, 2015 from 9:00-11:00am at the OC Department of Education, 200 Kalmus Bldg D1002 & D1003, Costa Mesa, CA 92626. Prevention and early intervention resources; county operated and contracted services; flyers and brochures are available. Contact: Jason Austin at (714) 834-2077 or JAustin@ochca.com for more information.

Questions or opinions about Orange County's plan to open a homeless shelter in Anaheim industrial area? Please attend to a forum Friday on June 26th at 5:30pm at the Evangelical Free Church 2801 Brea Blvd. Fullerton, CA
Other forums are scheduled July 22nd at 5:30pm at Eastside Christian Church, 3330 E Miraloma Ave, Anaheim, CA and Grace Korean Church 1701 W Valencia Drive, Fullerton, CA

The County of Orange was awarded $500,000 in recidivism reduction money. The bidding time has been extended until August for more bids. If someone has transitional beds and can use another $50,000 they need to attend the Bidders Conference this Friday June 26, 2015 at 1:30 in the Planning commission room (located at the Hall of Administration 333 W Santa Ana Blvd. Building 10, Santa Ana, CA 92701). They will get information on what this is about and how to go about Bidsync which is the way to bid. If you have any questions, please direct them to Stephanie Weckerle Sweckerle@ocha.com

Children of Incarcerated Parents: Trauma, Toxic Stress and Protections December 2, 2015. Start Time: 8am. Keynote Speaker: Ann Adalist Estrin, Director, National Resource Center on Children and Families of the Incarcerated, Rutgers University-Camden. Registration is free. Continental breakfast and light refreshments will be provided. Parking is complimentary. Register: https://childrenincarcerationandtrauma.eventbrite.com
Who should attend: People personally impacted by the criminal justice system; law enforcement, corrections and public health officials; jail and prison personnel; early education and child care providers; elementary and high school teachers and administrators; non-profit and faith based organizations; reentry coordinators; health care, substance abuse and mental health providers, and others. For more information 347-249-7396.

CSULB's Justice on Trial Film Festival Sept 26th-27th in Long Beach, CA. More information available at Justice on Trial Film Fest