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  1. PG. 21

    1. The Building Blocks Of Reentry: Getting Id & Other Key Documents, Voting & Civic Participation
  2. PG. 22

    1. What are identification documents (ID), and why are they important?
  3. PG. 23

    1. What are identification documents (ID), and why are they important?
  4. PG. 24

    1. What are identification documents (ID), and why are they important?
  5. PG. 25

    1. What are identification documents (ID), and why are they important?
  6. PG. 26

    1. What are identification documents (ID), and why are they important?
  7. PG. 27

    1. What are identification documents (ID), and why are they important?
    2. Why do I need identification documents (ID)?
    3. I have a prison or jail ID. Is that enough to identify myself?
    4. What are the most important forms of ID to have?
    5. I don’t have any ID. Where and when can I start?
    6. I have used different names (“aliases”). What name is best to use on my ID?
  8. PG. 28

    1. Can I legally change my name?
    2. I believe my identity was stolen while I was incarcerated. What can I do?
  9. PG. 29

    1. Birth CERTIFICATE
  10. PG. 30

    1. Birth CERTIFICATE
    2. What is a birth certificate, and why would I need it?
    3. What is the general process for getting a copy of my birth certificate?
  11. PG. 31

    1. How do I get a document “notarized”?
    2. Why do I want an “authorized, certified” copy?
  12. PG. 32

    1. If You Were Born in the U.S.—Different Situations:
    2. (1) If you were born in California:
    3. I was born in California. How do I get an authorized copy of my birth certificate?
    4. I want to get my birth certificate from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH). What is the process?
  13. PG. 33

    1. I was born in California and know my county of birth. How do I get my birth certificate directly from the county I was born in?
    2. How do I locate the county recorder’s office?
    3. If I use the county recorder’s office, is it best to request my birth certificate by mail or in person?
  14. PG. 34

    1. (2) If you were born in the U.S.A. outside of California:
    2. I was born in a state other than California. How do I get an authorized copy of my birth certificate?
  15. PG. 35

    1. (3) If you were born in the U.S., but no record of your birth was found:
    2. What if I was born in the U.S.A., but there is no record of my birth?
    3. If You Were Adopted and Don’t Know Where You Were Born:
    4. I am adopted and I don’t know where I was born. What can I do?
    5. If You Were Born Outside of the U.S.A. — Different Situations:
    6. (1) If you are a U.S. Citizen born to U.S. Citizen parent(s) in another country
    7. I was born outside of the U.S., but I am a U.S. Citizen because one or both of my parents was a U.S. Citizen. How do I get certification of my birth and citizenship?
  16. PG. 36

    1. (2) If you were born in another country and you are not a U.S. citizen
    2. I am not a U.S. citizen. How do I get my birth certificate from a foreign country?
    3. (3) If you are a naturalized citizen
    4. I am a naturalized citizen. Do I need my birth certificate?
  17. PG. 37

    1. SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER & CARD
    2. What is a Social Security number (SSN) and what is a Social Security card? What is the difference and do I need both?
    3. Why do I need to know my SSN?
    4. I don't think I ever got a SSN. Can I get one now?
    5. Pre-release Planning — Getting a Social Security Card While Incarcerated:
    6. Can I get a Social Security card while I am still incarcerated?
  18. PG. 38

    1. How do I get a replacement card while I am incarcerated?
    2. How do I find out if my correctional facility has a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) agreement with the Social Security Administration (SSA)?
    3. How do I apply for my replacement card from inside?
  19. PG. 39

    1. Post-release — Getting a Social Security Card After You’re Out:
    2. I am formerly incarcerated, and I used to have a SSN. How do I get a replacement Social Security card?
    3. Getting A Social Security Card in person
    4. I want to get a replacement Social Security card in person (which is recommended). How do I do that?
  20. PG. 40

    1. Getting A Social Security card by mail
    2. How do I get a replacement Social Security card by mail?
  21. PG. 41

    1. I am formerly incarcerated, and I’ve never had a Social Security Number (SSN). How do I get an original SSN and card?
  22. PG. 42

    1. California State ID, DRIVER LICENSE & MUNICIPAL ID
    2. Which one is right for me — a State ID Card or a Driver License? What’s the difference?
  23. PG. 43

    1. I am currently incarcerated. Can I apply for a California state ID or a California Driver license?
    2. What is the CAL-ID program?
    3. In what facilities is the CAL-ID program available?
    4. Who is eligible for the CAL-ID program?
  24. PG. 44

    1. I think I am eligible for the CAL-ID program. How do I apply?
  25. PG. 45

    1. Post-release — Getting a California State ID or Driver License After You’re Out
    2. I am formerly incarcerated and want to get a CA state ID. How do I apply?
  26. PG. 46

    1. I am formerly incarcerated and want to get a CA Driver License. How do I apply?
  27. PG. 47

    1. I am formerly incarcerated and want to get a CA Driver License. How do I apply?
  28. PG. 48

    1. Driver License Suspensions & Revocations
  29. PG. 49

    1. Driver License Suspensions & Revocations
  30. PG. 50

    1. Driver License Suspensions & Revocations
  31. PG. 51

    1. Driver License Suspensions & Revocations
  32. PG. 52

    1. Driver License Suspensions & Revocations
    2. My Driver License has been suspended or revoked. What does this mean?
    3. What happens if my license is suspended?
    4. What happens if my Driver License is revoked?
    5. If my license was suspended or revoked, could I get my driving privileges back?
  33. PG. 53

    1. My license was suspended in another state. Will I be able to get a California driver license?
  34. PG. 54

    1. My license was suspended in another state. Will I be able to get a California driver license?
  35. PG. 55

    1. What laws could negatively affect me if I am trying to get (or keep) a California driver license?
  36. PG. 56

    1. Does getting my criminal conviction expunged help me get my suspended or revoked driver license back?
  37. PG. 57

    1. Does getting my criminal conviction expunged help me get my suspended or revoked driver license back?
  38. PG. 58

    1. Undocumented Immigrants: Some Options for ID
    2. I am an undocumented person? Can I get official ID?
    3. Can I get an “Undocumented Person” California driver license?
    4. Can the police report me to U.S. immigration officials for using an AB 60 “Undocumented Person” driver license in California?
    5. Whate are the other limited forms of ID for undocumented people?
  39. PG. 59

    1. What other resources are there for undocumented people and immigrants in California?
  40. PG. 60

    1. U.S. PASSPORT
    2. Why would a U.S. Passport be useful? Why might I need one?
    3. Who is eligible for a U.S. Passport?
  41. PG. 61

    1. How do I apply for a U.S. Passport—In person or by mail?
    2. How do I apply in person for a new U.S. Passport?
  42. PG. 62

    1. How do I apply by mail for a renewal of my U.S. Passport?
  43. PG. 63

    1. How do I apply by mail for a renewal of my U.S. Passport?
  44. PG. 64

    1. Tribal ID Card
  45. PG. 65

    1. Tribal ID Card
    2. What is a tribal ID card and why would I need it?
    3. How do I get a tribal ID card?
    4. If I am registered with a tribe, will they have other identification documents on file for me or my family members?
  46. PG. 66

    1. LIBRARY CARD
    2. Why would I get a library card, and what are the benefits?
    3. How do I get a library card?
  47. PG. 67

    1. Voting Rights & VOTER REGISTRATION
    2. Why register to vote?
    3. Who can register to vote in California?
    4. I have a criminal record. Can I register to vote in California?
  48. PG. 68

    1. I lost my voting rights while in prison/on state parole. How do I regain my ability to vote?
    2. I don’t know my supervision status. How do I find out?
  49. PG. 69

    1. What could happen if I voted in an election that I was not legally allowed to vote in?
    2. Registering to Vote in California:
    3. I want to vote in the next election. When is the last day I can register to vote in California?
    4. I don’t have official photo ID. Can I still register to vote?
    5. I’m homeless. Can I still register to vote in California?
    6. Since the last time I registered to vote, my address, name, political party or supervision status has changed. Do I have to re-register?
  50. PG. 70

    1. I have other questions about registering to vote in California. Who can I ask for help?
    2. How do I register to vote in California? What is the application process?
  51. PG. 71

    1. Voting on Election Day
    2. I am registered to vote. Where, when, and how do I vote in the next election?
    3. When is election day?
  52. PG. 72

    1. Can I get time off from work to vote in California?
    2. I have a physical disability. Can I get help accessing my voting location?
    3. English isn’t my first language. Can I get a ballot in my native language?
    4. I can’t read, and/or I physically can’t vote by myself. Can I get help in the voting booth?
  53. PG. 73

    1. SELECTIVE SERVICE REGISTRATION
    2. What is the Selective Service system, and why is it important?
    3. Who is required to register with the Selective Service?
    4. Who is not required to register with Selective Service?
    5. When do I register with the Selective Service?
  54. PG. 74

    1. How do I register with the Selective Service?
    2. Issues with Selective Service Registration
    3. I registered with the Selective Service, but I lost my registration number and my proof of registration. How can I get these?
    4. It’s been more than 30 days since I turned 18, and I haven’t registered with the Selective Service. Can I still register?
    5. I am 26 or older and never registered with the Selective Service — and I don’t fall into any of the legal exceptions. What are some possible consequences?
  55. PG. 75

    1. I am 26 or older and now I’m disqualified from certain government benefits and programs because I never registered with the Selective Service. What can I do?
    2. How do I get a Selective Service “status information letter”?
  56. PG. 76

    1. How Selective Service Registration Affects Access to School
    2. I’ve heard that if I didn't register with the Selective Service when I was younger, I may not be able to get financial aid for school. Is that true? What can I do?
  57. PG. 77

    1. ID & VOTING APPENDIX
  58. PG. 78

    1. Parole & Probation
  59. PG. 79

    1. Parole & Probation
  60. PG. 80

    1. Parole & Probation
  61. PG. 81

    1. Parole & Probation
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    1. Parole & Probation
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    1. Parole & Probation
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    1. Parole & Probation
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    1. Parole & Probation
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    1. Parole & Probation
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    1. Parole & Probation
  68. PG. 88

    1. Parole & Probation
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    1. Parole & Probation
  70. PG. 90

    1. Parole & Probation
  71. PG. 91

    1. Parole & Probation
  72. PG. 92

    1. Parole & Probation
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    1. Parole & Probation
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    1. Parole & Probation
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    1. Parole & Probation
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    1. Parole & Probation
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    1. Parole & Probation
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    1. Parole & Probation
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    1. Parole & Probation
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    1. Parole & Probation
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    1. Parole & Probation
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    1. Parole & Probation
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    1. Parole & Probation
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    1. Parole & Probation
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    1. Parole & Probation
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    1. Parole & Probation
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    1. Parole & Probation
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    1. Parole & Probation
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    1. Parole & Probation
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    1. Parole & Probation
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    1. Parole & Probation
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    1. Parole & Probation
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    1. Parole & Probation
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    1. Parole & Probation
  95. PG. 115

    1. Parole & Probation
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    1. Parole & Probation
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    1. Parole & Probation
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    1. Parole & Probation
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    1. Parole & Probation
  100. PG. 120

    1. Parole & Probation
  101. PG. 121

    1. Parole & Probation
  102. PG. 122

    1. Parole & Probation
  103. PG. 123

    1. Parole & Probation
  104. PG. 124

    1. Parole & Probation
  105. PG. 125

    1. Parole & Probation
  106. PG. 126

    1. What is community supervision?
  107. PG. 127

    1. What is community supervision?
  108. PG. 128

    1. What is community supervision?
  109. PG. 129

    1. What is community supervision?
  110. PG. 130

    1. What is community supervision?
  111. PG. 131

    1. What is community supervision?
  112. PG. 132

    1. What is community supervision?
  113. PG. 133

    1. What is community supervision?
  114. PG. 134

    1. What is community supervision?
  115. PG. 135

    1. What is community supervision?
  116. PG. 136

    1. What is community supervision?
  117. PG. 137

    1. What is community supervision?
  118. PG. 138

    1. What is community supervision?
    2. Why is it important to know what type of supervision I am on, and the rules I must follow?
    3. What are the main types of supervision in California?
  119. PG. 139

    1. What is the difference between the state and federal systems?
  120. PG. 140

    1. I’m not sure what type of supervision I am on. How do I find out?
    2. Key Terms in the Parole & Probation Chapter
  121. PG. 141

    1. State parole
  122. PG. 142

    1. State parole
    2. Basics of State Parole
    3. What is California state parole?
    4. I am incarcerated in a California state prison and preparing for release. Will I be required to serve a parole term after my release?
  123. PG. 143

    1. When is the Post-Release Community Supervision (PRCS) vs. Parole assessment done?
    2. Preparing for Parole Consideration Hearings before the Board of Parole Hearings (BPH)
    3. Who has to go before the Board of Parole Hearings to be released from California state prison?
    4. Who can help me prepare for the Board of Parole hearings?
  124. PG. 144

    1. SB 260 and SB 261
    2. What are SB 260 and SB 261?
    3. How can SB 260 and 261 help me?
    4. Proposition 57 (“Prop. 57”)
    5. What is Prop. 57?
    6. How can Prop. 57 help me?
    7. After Release: What to Expect in Your First Days Out on State Parole
    8. What are some of my responsibilities when I first get out of state prison under state parole supervision?
  125. PG. 145

    1. What county will I be paroled to, and who decides?
  126. PG. 146

    1. What county will I be paroled to, and who decides?
    2. Do I get any financial assistance from parole when I first get out?
  127. PG. 147

    1. Length of State Parole
  128. PG. 148

    1. Length of State Parole
    2. How do I know the length of my parole?
    3. If I am on state parole, what law sets the length of my parole?
  129. PG. 149

    1. What can I do if I think my parole term has been miscalculated?
  130. PG. 150

    1. What can I do if I think my parole term has been miscalculated?
    2. Getting Off State Parole
    3. Can I get off state parole early?
    4. What should happen when I reach my presumptive discharge date (PDD)?
  131. PG. 151

    1. What are my rights during the presumptive discharge Date (PDD) review process?
    2. Do I have a right to appear at the discharge review hearing before the Board of Parole Hearings (BPH)?
    3. On what basis can the BPH decide to keep me on parole past my PDD instead of letting me off early?
    4. What happens if the BPH decides to continue my parole?
    5. Can I appeal the BPH’s decision to keep me on parole past my PDD?
  132. PG. 152

    1. What happens if I don’t get notice of a BPH decision within 30 days after my PDD?
    2. Conditions of State Parole
    3. General Conditions for Every Person on State Parole
  133. PG. 153

    1. All people on Parole: Little Protection Against Searches & Seizures
    2. What are my rights to privacy of person, residence, or property while on parole?
  134. PG. 154

    1. Are there any other limitations on parole searches?
    2. What if a parole or law enforcement officer conducts a search that I believe is unlawful? What action can I take?
  135. PG. 155

    1. Additional Laws That Apply to All People on State Parole
    2. What other laws & restrictions apply to all people on state parole?
  136. PG. 156

    1. Special Conditions of State Parole: Conditions that apply ONLY to certain People on parole
    2. Who sets special parole conditions, and how do they decide?
    3. What is my parole plan?
  137. PG. 157

    1. What are common examples of special parole conditions?
    2. When will I find out the conditions of my parole, including any special conditions that apply to me?
  138. PG. 158

    1. What makes a special condition of parole unlawful or invalid?
  139. PG. 159

    1. Special Conditions of State Parole and Other Laws that Apply to Sex Offenders (“290 Registrants”)
    2. Who has to register as a sex offender?
  140. PG. 160

    1. When should I learn about my duty to register as a sex offender?
    2. Do I have to register in California if I live in a different state but sometimes go to work or school in California?
    3. Do I have to register in California if I move out of state?
    4. I have to register as a sex offender in California. How and when do I register?
  141. PG. 161

    1. Do I have to disclose all my Internet accounts and email addresses?
  142. PG. 162

    1. Do I have to disclose all my Internet accounts and email addresses?
  143. PG. 163

    1. For how long do I have to register as a sex offender?
    2. How much time do I have to register with the city police after I am released from prison or jail, or placed on parole or probation?
    3. I am a 290 registrant attending classes or employed at a college. Do I have to register with the school?
    4. What happens if I fail to register as a sex offender?
  144. PG. 164

    1. What happens if my failure to register was by accident or I just forgot to register?
    2. I am a noncitizen convicted of a sex offense that requires me to register. Will I face immigration consequences in addition to my time sentenced to jail or prison?
    3. I am a 290 registrant. Do I have to wear a GPS tracker? For how long?
  145. PG. 165

    1. When and where do I get my GPS tracker?
    2. Do I have to pay for my GPS tracker?
    3. What happens if I don’t wear or disable my GPS tracker?
    4. Residency, Movement & Employment Restrictions
    5. I am a 290 registrant. Are there restrictions on where I can live?
  146. PG. 166

    1. I am a 290 registrant. Are there certain places I’m not allowed to go?
  147. PG. 167

    1. I am a 290 registrant. Are there places I’m not allowed to work?
    2. I am a 290 registrant. Can the government release information about me to the public?
    3. I think I am being discriminated against or targeted because of public information about my sex offense. Is this legal?
    4. Can I get my information removed from the Megan’s Law website?
  148. PG. 168

    1. I am a 290 registrant, and I am on state parole. What other special conditions of parole could apply to me?
    2. What happens if I don’t comply with one of these conditions?
    3. I think my parole conditions are unfair or illegal. What can I do?
  149. PG. 169

    1. How do I challenge my 290 sex offender registration requirement, residency restrictions, or other conditions of parole?
  150. PG. 170

    1. Special Conditions of Parole for Mentally Disordered Offenders (MDO)
  151. PG. 171

    1. Special Conditions of Parole for Mentally Disordered Offenders (MDO)
    2. What does it mean to be a “mentally disordered offender” (MDO) — and what mandatory special conditions apply to MDOs on parole?
    3. Who decides whether I’m a MDO? When does this happen?
    4. I think I’ve been wrongly classified as a MDO. What can I do?
    5. I have been found to be a MDO. Can I ask to be treated as an outpatient?
  152. PG. 172

    1. Once I have been found to be a MDO, when and how often will my MDO status be reviewed?
    2. Can the Department of State Hospitals (DSH) hold me beyond my Maximum Discharge Date (MDD)?
  153. PG. 173

    1. How to Challenge State Parole Conditions
    2. How can I challenge a parole condition that I believe is unlawful?
  154. PG. 174

    1. What is the legal test for finding special conditions of parole unlawful?
  155. PG. 175

    1. What timelines must I follow in submitting an administrative appeal?
    2. When and how do I file an appeal of an involuntary psychiatric transfer?
    3. When and how do I file an emergency appeal?
    4. What timelines must CDCR/Parole follow in responding to my 602 appeal?
  156. PG. 176

    1. What can I do is CDCR/Parole is violating the legal time limits for responding to my 602 administrative appeal?
    2. Can my administrative appeal be rejected?
  157. PG. 177

    1. Can my appeal be cancelled?
    2. What does it mean to “abuse” the 602 administrative appeal process?
    3. I filed a 602 administrative appeal and completed all levels of the process, or never heard back. Can I now take my appeal to court?
  158. PG. 178

    1. How can I challenge a parole condition that I cannot follow because of a disability I have?
  159. PG. 179

    1. Transfer Locations on State Parole
    2. I want to transfer my parole to another county in California. How can I do that?
  160. PG. 180

    1. I am on state parole, and I want to transfer to another state. When and how can I do that?
    2. Your Rights as a Parolee with a Disability
    3. I have a disability. do I have the right to get accommodations for my disability while I am on parole?
    4. How will my parole agent know about my disability and my related special needs?
    5. In general, what accommodations must Parole make for people with disabilities?
  161. PG. 181

    1. Parole is not accommodating my disability, and I am not getting fair treatment or equal access to Parole services or programs. What can I do?
    2. During a parole revocation hearing, do I have rights to accommodations for my disability?
  162. PG. 182

    1. State Parole Violations & Revocations
  163. PG. 183

    1. If I am suspected of a parole violation, who has authority to arrest me? Do they need a warrant?
    2. What happens if I am arrested for an alleged parole violation?
  164. PG. 184

    1. Where can I find the legal rules that apply to parole revocation hearings?
    2. Who represents the CDCR’s parole department in the hearing?
    3. Who represents me if I cannot afford an attorney?
    4. What is the legal standard for finding me guilty of a parole violation?
    5. If I go to jail on a parole violation, am I entitled to bail?
    6. What rights do I have during a parole revocation hearing?
  165. PG. 185

    1. When can witnesses be excused from appearing at my parole revocation hearing?
  166. PG. 186

    1. What happens if an important state witness doesn’t show up to my parole revocation hearing?
    2. At my parole revocation hearing, Can the district attorney bring evidence that was found in an unlawful search or seizure?
    3. If the judge revokes my parole and orders me back into custody, where will I serve and for how long?
  167. PG. 187

    1. What rights do I have if I am a person with a disability going through parole revocation proceedings?
    2. How do I challenge (appeal) a parole revocation decision or action made by the county superior court?
    3. What types of issues could I bring up in a challenge to parole revocation proceedings, decisions, or actions?
  168. PG. 188

    1. What is the process for appealing a decison made by CDCR?
  169. PG. 189

    1. COUNTY-Level Community Supervision: PROBATION, PRCS, and Mandatory Supervision
    2. What is county probation?
    3. How did California’s “Realignment” law change California’s county-run probation System?
  170. PG. 190

    1. What types of supervision now fall under the control of county probation after realignment?
    2. Informal Probation (a.k.a. Summary Probation or Court Probation)
    3. Basics of Informal Probation
    4. What is Informal probation (A.K.A. summary probation or court probation)?
    5. Who will monitor me under Informal Probation?
  171. PG. 191

    1. After Release: What to Expect in Your First Days Out on Informal Probation
    2. What are some good first steps to take when I am first placed on informal probation?
    3. Length of Informal Probation
    4. How long is informal probation?
    5. Getting Off Informal Probation
    6. Can I get off informal probation early?
    7. Conditions of Informal Probation
    8. I am on informal probation. What conditions will the court impose on me?
  172. PG. 192

    1. I am on informal probation. will I have to report to a probation officer?
    2. What will the judge look for if I have to go to court for “progress reports?”
    3. How do I change a condition of my informal probation?
  173. PG. 193

    1. Transferring Locations on Informal Probation
    2. How do I transfer my informal probation to a different county?
  174. PG. 194

    1. How do I transfer my informal probation to a different state?
    2. Violations & Revocations on Informal Probation
    3. What are the rules for violations & revocations of informal probation?
    4. Formal Probation
    5. Basics of Formal Probation
    6. What is formal probation?
    7. Who will monitor me on formal probation?
    8. After Release: What to Expect in Your First Days Out on Formal Probation
    9. What are some of my responsibilities when I first get released onto formal probation?
  175. PG. 195

    1. Length of Formal Probation
    2. How long will I be on formal probation?
    3. Can I get off formal probation early?
    4. Conditions of Formal Probation
    5. What are common conditions of formal probation?
  176. PG. 196

    1. How do I change a condition of my formal probation?
    2. Transferring Locations on Formal Probation
    3. I want to transfer my formal probation to another county. can I do that?
    4. I am on formal probation and want to transfer to another county. How can I do that?
    5. I am on formal probation and want to transfer to another state. How can I do that?
    6. Violations & Revocations of Formal Probation
    7. What are the rules for violations & revocations of formal probation?
    8. Post-Release Community Supervision (PRCS)
  177. PG. 197

    1. Basics of PRCS
    2. What is Post-Release Community Supervision (PRCS)?
    3. Who will be released from state prison to county supervision on PRCS?
    4. Who will not be released from state prison to county supervision on PRCS?
    5. When is the PRCS vs. Parole assessment done?
    6. After Release: What to Expect in Your First Days Out on PRCS
    7. What must I do when I first get out on PRCS?
  178. PG. 198

    1. Where will I be released to on PRCS?
    2. Can I request that CDCR send me to PRCS in a different county than where they want to send me?
    3. Length of PRCS
    4. How long does PRCS supervision last?
    5. Can I get off PRCS early?
    6. Conditions of PRCS
    7. What conditions must I follow if I am on PRCS?
    8. Is there a document where I can find all my PRCS conditions?
  179. PG. 199

    1. Can I challenge a PRCS condition?
    2. How do I challenge a PRCS condition?
    3. What could happen if I do not follow the conditions of my PRCS?
  180. PG. 200

    1. Transferring Locations on PRCS
    2. How do I transfer my PRCS to another county in California?
    3. How do I transfer my PRCS to another state?
  181. PG. 201

    1. Violations & Revocations of PRCS
    2. If the probation department pursues the case in court, do I have the right to a hearing for a PRCS violation petition?
    3. Do I have the right to a free attorney if I can’t afford one at a PRCS violation hearing?
    4. If the judge finds that I have violated the terms or conditions of my PRCS, what are possible punishments?
    5. How can I challenge a court decision revoking my PRCS, or a decision by the hearing officer after a PRCS violation hearing?
  182. PG. 202

    1. Mandatory supervision
    2. Basics of Mandatory Supervision
    3. What is mandatory supervision?
    4. Who can be released onto mandatory supervision?
    5. After Release: What to Expect in your first days out on mandatory supervision
    6. What must I do after I get released onto Mandatory Supervision?
    7. Length of Mandatory Supervision
    8. How long will I be on mandatory supervision?
  183. PG. 203

    1. Can I get off mandatory supervision early?
    2. Conditions of Mandatory Supervision
    3. What are the conditions of mandatory supervision?
    4. Can I earn good time credits on mandatory supervision?
    5. Transferring Locations on Mandatory Supervision
    6. How do I transfer counties on mandatory supervision?
    7. How do I transfer states on Mandatory Supervision?
    8. Violations & Revocations of Mandatory Supervision
    9. What is the probation violation and revocation process on mandatory supervision, and what are my rights in that process?
    10. What happens if I am unable to abide by the conditions of my mandatory supervision?
  184. PG. 204

    1. Your Rights as a Person with a Disability on Mandatory Supervision
    2. I have a disability. What rights do I have regarding accommodations for my disability?
  185. PG. 205

    1. Violations & revocations of Formal probation, Informal probation, & mandatory supervision
    2. Pre-hearing
    3. What is the probation revocation process in California?
    4. What could happen if I don’t follow the conditions of my probation?
    5. Can I be revoked for not paying restitution?
    6. Can flash incarceration be used as an intermediate sanction?
    7. Am I entitled to bail?
    8. What does the court have the power to do to my probation status?
  186. PG. 206

    1. The Hearing
    2. What court will hear my case?
    3. Who hears the cases?
    4. Who represents the interest of probation in the hearing?
    5. What does the prosecutor (D.A.) need to prove?
    6. Do I have a right to notice of the probation revocation hearing?
    7. Do I have the right to an attorney at the hearing?
    8. What rights do I have during a probation revocation hearing?
  187. PG. 207

    1. At my probation revocation hearing, can the prosecutor (D.A.) introduce evidence obtained through an unlawful search or seizure?
  188. PG. 208

    1. Can a witness be excused from testifying in front of me at a probation revocation hearing?
    2. What happens if a very important witness doesn’t show up to the probation revocation hearing, even though he/she was required to attend?
    3. Sentencing
    4. How long can I be sentenced to jail time for a probation revocation?
    5. Could I be sentenced to prison instead of jail for a probation revocation?
  189. PG. 209

    1. If my probation is revoked and terminated, how long will I be sent to prison or jail?
    2. Challenging a Revocation decision
    3. What rights do I have if I am a person with a disability going through probation revocation proceedings?
  190. PG. 210

    1. Can I challenge a decision/action by the county superior court?
  191. PG. 211

    1. Transferring States While under Community Supervision
    2. How do I transfer states while I am under community supervision—such as state parole, probation, PRCS, OR mandatory supervision?
  192. PG. 212

    1. I am a 290 sex offender registrant under community supervision, and I want to transfer to another state. Are there special rules that apply to my transfer request?
  193. PG. 213

    1. Federal community supervision: federal probation
    2. Basics of Federal Probation
    3. What is federal probation?
    4. Who is supervised by federal probation?
    5. After Release: What to Expect in Your First Days Out on Federal Probation
    6. When must I report to my probation officer?
  194. PG. 214

    1. Length of Federal Probation
    2. How long is my supervision under federal probation?
  195. PG. 215

    1. Can I get off of federal probation early?
    2. Could my time on federal probation be extended beyond the original sentence?
  196. PG. 216

    1. Conditions of Federal Probation
    2. What are conditions of federal probation, and why are they important?
    3. Where can I find a written statement of my conditions of federal probation?
    4. How often do I have to see my probation officer if I am on federal probation?
    5. What is the difference between mandatory & discretionary conditions?
  197. PG. 217

    1. What are the mandatory conditions on federal probation?
    2. What are additional mandatory conditions that only certain people on federal probation have to follow?
  198. PG. 218

    1. What discretionary conditions will I have to follow on federal probation?
    2. What rules must the judge follow when ordering discretionary conditions on my federal probation?
    3. Can I ask that my conditions of federal probation be changed?
  199. PG. 219

    1. Can I challenge unlawful discretionary conditions that were added on to my federal probation?
    2. How can I challenge unlawful discretionary conditions that were added on to my federal probation?
    3. Violations & Revocations—For BOTH Federal Probation and Supervised Release
    4. Disabilities & Federal Probation
    5. Transfer Locations on Federal Probation, Federal Supervised Release, or Federal Parole
    6. How can I move if I am on federal supervision (like federal probation, federal supervised release, or federal parole)?
  200. PG. 220

    1. What factors could help my request to move/transfer be approved?
  201. PG. 221

    1. What factors could help my request to move/transfer be approved?
    2. What factors could hurt my request to move/transfer from being approved?
    3. I am on federal probation, Federal supervised release, or Federal Parole. Is it possible to move while a transfer investigation is still pending?
  202. PG. 222

    1. Can I challenge a denial of my transfer request?
    2. I am on federal supervision. Can I move in with someone who lives in government-assisted housing (like public housing, Section 8, or a voucher program)?
  203. PG. 223

    1. FEDERAL COMMUNITY SUPERVISION: sUPERVISED RELEASE
    2. Basics of Supervised Release
    3. What is supervised release?
    4. After Release: What to Expect in Your First Days Out on Supervised Release
    5. Length of Supervised Release
    6. How long is my supervision under supervised release?
  204. PG. 224

    1. Can I get off supervised release early?
    2. What factors can the judge consider?
    3. Conditions of Supervised Release
    4. What are conditions of supervised release, and why are they important?
  205. PG. 225

    1. What is the difference between mandatory & discretionary conditions of supervised release?
    2. Where can I find a written statement of my conditions of supervised release?
    3. How often do I have to see my probation officer if I am on supervised release?
    4. What are the mandatory conditions that apply to me and everyone else on supervised release?
  206. PG. 226

    1. What are additional mandatory conditions that only certain people on Supervised Release have to follow?
    2. Are there any additional conditions I will have to follow on supervised release?
    3. What rules must the judge follow when ordering discretionary conditions on my supervised release?
  207. PG. 227

    1. What discretionary conditions will I have to follow on supervised release?
  208. PG. 228

    1. What additional discretionary conditions may I have to follow on supervised release?
    2. Can my conditions of supervised release be changed?
    3. How do I challenge unlawful discretionary conditions that were added on to my supervised release?
  209. PG. 229

    1. Transfer Locations on Supervised Release
  210. PG. 230

    1. Violations and Revocations — For Both Federal Probation and Supervised Release
    2. What is a violation of my federal probation or supervised release?
    3. Can my U.S. probation officer send me back to prison?
    4. What could the court do if it finds that I violated my federal probation or supervised release?
    5. When is revocation of federal probation or supervised release mandatory?
  211. PG. 231

    1. What will happen if my violation was also a new criminal offense?
    2. What are possible sanctions for an alleged violation of federal probation or supervised release?
  212. PG. 232

    1. What laws guide the court in sentencing me for my revocation of federal probation or supervised release?
  213. PG. 233

    1. Can I appeal the court’s revocation decision/action? What court has jurisdiction?
  214. PG. 234

    1. What will the judge look for when reviewing my appeal?
    2. Disabilities & Supervised Release
  215. PG. 235

    1. Federal community supervision: federal parolE
    2. Basics of Federal Parole
    3. Who is released onto federal parole?
    4. If I am on federal parole, why do I report to a U.S. probation officer?
    5. Before Release: What to Know about Getting Released onto Federal Parole
    6. I am still incarcerated. What is the legal process for getting released from federal prison onto federal parole?
  216. PG. 236

    1. What could happen if I refuse to sign the certificate of release?
    2. Do I have to return to the same community that I came from for my federal parole?
    3. What is the difference between federal parole and “mandatory release”?
    4. Is it possible that I be released from federal prison and not be on any type of community supervision?
  217. PG. 237

    1. After Release: What to Expect in Your First Days Out on Federal Parole
    2. After I am released to federal parole, when and to whom must I report?
    3. I am not a U.S. citizen, and I am told I have an outstanding detainer against me. What is a detainer? What could happen to me?
    4. Length of Federal Parole
    5. How long will I be on federal parole?
  218. PG. 238

    1. Can I get off federal parole early?
    2. How does the U.S. Parole Commission decide whether to let me off federal parole early?
  219. PG. 239

    1. If I am denied early termination of my federal parole, can I challenge the U.S. parole commission’s decision?
  220. PG. 240

    1. Conditions of Federal Parole
    2. What conditions must I follow on federal parole?
    3. General conditions of federal parole
  221. PG. 241

    1. I am on federal parole. Can I travel outside my federal parole district?
    2. Special conditions of federal parole
    3. What special conditions could apply to me on federal parole?
  222. PG. 242

    1. Can federal parole require me to go to a halfway house or require me to undergo drug or alcohol treatment while I’m under supervision?
    2. If I’m on parole, may I own, use or possess firearms after they are released?
    3. Can the parole commission change any of my conditions of release?
    4. After a parolee is released, may any of the conditions be changed? Can additional ones be imposed?
    5. Transferring Federal Parole
    6. Violations & Revocation of Federal Parole
    7. What could happen if I violate the conditions of my federal parole (or mandatory release)?
  223. PG. 243

    1. Who issues an arrest warrant or summons to appear at a hearing if I violate federal parole or mandatory release?
    2. After a warrant or summons is issued, what happens?
  224. PG. 244

    1. May a federal parolee have an attorney at a preliminary interview and revocation hearing?
  225. PG. 245

    1. Will I be in prison pending hearing?
    2. Where are the revocation hearings held?
    3. What is the timeline of the hearing?
    4. If my hearing is held in a federal institution rather than locally, am I entitled to an attorney and may I present witnesses on my behalf?
    5. What is the hearing procedure?
    6. When is revocation mandatory?
  226. PG. 246

    1. How could I be sentenced for a revocation of federal parole?
    2. If the commission revokes parole or mandatory release, does a parolee get any credit on the sentence for the time spent under supervision?
    3. If I get my federal parole revoked, how long must I serve before the parole commission reviews my case again?
    4. Can I appeal the revocation decision by the U.S. Parole Commission?
  227. PG. 247

    1. Disability Rights for People on All Types of Federal Supervision
    2. I have a disability. What rights do I have on federal probation or parole to have accommodations for my disability?
    3. How can I file a complaint if I feel that my federal probation officer is not accommodating my disability, or feel that I am not getting access to parole services or programs?
  228. PG. 248

    1. PAROLE & PROBATION APPENDIX
  229. PG. 249

    1. PAROLE & PROBATION APPENDIX
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    1. Housing
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    1. Key Terms in the Housing Chapter
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    1. Key Terms in the Housing Chapter
  317. PG. 337

    1. Looking for & Identifying Good Housing Options
    2. What are the first steps I should take in my housing search?
  318. PG. 338

    1. Can I find housing while I am still incarcerated?
    2. What are some steps I can take if I am worried about becoming homeless?
    3. Will my parole or probation officer help me find somewhere to live?
  319. PG. 339

    1. What are my housing options after release?
    2. Short-Term Housing Overview
    3. Staying with family or friends
  320. PG. 340

    1. Shelters
    2. Transitional housing programs
    3. Can I get into a transitional housing program if I am still incarcerated?
    4. What may I need to get to be accepted into transitional housing?
  321. PG. 341

    1. Special needs housing—short- or long-term
    2. Pre-Release Transitional housing programs
    3. What types of pre-release transitional housing programs does CDCR offer?
    4. What happents to my good time credits if I serve the last part of my sentence in a transitional house program?
    5. I’m a lifer. Can I participate in CDCR’s pre-release transitional housing programs?
    6. Are there waitlists to get into these programs?
    7. I have children. If I participate in these programs, can they live with me?
    8. Some of these programs are gender-specific. What if I identify as transgender or gender-variant?
  322. PG. 342

    1. Long-Term Housing Overview
    2. Permanent Housing
    3. Special Needs Housing—Short- or Long-Term
    4. Housing for Special Needs & Populations
  323. PG. 343

    1. Women & Children
  324. PG. 344

    1. Domestic Violence Survivors
  325. PG. 345

    1. Seniors/Elders
  326. PG. 346

    1. Seniors/Elders
    2. Veterans
  327. PG. 347

    1. Substance Abuse Treatment & Recovery Housing (also called “Sober Living Environments”)
  328. PG. 348

    1. 290 Sex Offender Registrants & Residency Restrictions
  329. PG. 349

    1. Private vs. Government-Assisted Housing: An overview
    2. How can I figure out if I am applying to/living in private or government-assisted housing?
    3. Private Housing
    4. Government-Assisted Housing
    5. Why would I be interested in living in government-assisted housing?
  330. PG. 350

    1. How can I find government-assisted housing?
    2. Who is my landlord if I live in government-assisted housing?
  331. PG. 351

    1. APPLYING For & GETTING INTO HOUSING
    2. Understanding Housing Eligibility
    3. What does it mean to be “eligible” for housing?
    4. Why is it important to understand the eligibility rules of different types of housing?
    5. What are some of the reasons I could be eligible or ineligible for a housing program?
    6. I was receiving Section 8 housing and was then incarcerated. Do I need to reapply?
  332. PG. 352

    1. How will my criminal record affect my eligibility and application to different types of housing?
    2. Criminal Record Bans To Be Aware Of Before You Apply to Housing
    3. 1. Criminal Record Bans in Private Housing
    4. How can my criminal record affect my chances of getting private housing?
    5. Can a private landlord refuse to rent to me just because of my criminal record?
  333. PG. 353

    1. When might I be legally protected from a private landlord discriminating against me due to my criminal record?
  334. PG. 354

    1. 2. Criminal Record Bans in Government-Assisted Housing
    2. How can my criminal record affect my chances of getting accepted into government-assisted housing?
  335. PG. 355

    1. Can a Public Housing Authority (PHA) refuse to rent to me just because of my criminal record?
  336. PG. 356

    1. Where do I find a PHA’s rules & policies about criminal records?
    2. Chart Summarizing Criminal Record Bans in Government-Assisted Housing
  337. PG. 357

    1. Detailed Questions & Answers About Criminal Record Bans in Government-Assisted Housing
  338. PG. 358

    1. Detailed Questions & Answers About Criminal Record Bans in Government-Assisted Housing
  339. PG. 359

    1. Detailed Questions & Answers About Criminal Record Bans in Government-Assisted Housing
    2. What bans are required in government-assisted housing—for specific types of convictions and specific housing programs?
  340. PG. 360

    1. What bans are allowed, but not legally required in government-assisted housing—the “catch-all” category of bans that apply to *all people with criminal records*?
  341. PG. 361

    1. What bans are allowed, but not legally required in government-assisted housing—the “catch-all” category of bans that apply to *all people with criminal records*?
  342. PG. 362

    1. What bans are allowed, but not legally required in government-assisted housing—the “catch-all” category of bans that apply to *all people with criminal records*?
  343. PG. 363

    1. What bans are allowed, but not legally required in government-assisted housing—the “catch-all” category of bans that apply to *all people with criminal records*?
    2. How can I find out the criminal record policies of my local Public Housing Authority (PHA) or of the owner of government-assisted housing?
  344. PG. 364

    1. Under the “catch-all” ban, can a Public Housing Authority (PHA) or owner of government-assisted housing deny me for a conviction that I had “expunged”?
    2. Under the “catch-all” ban, can a Public Housing Authority (PHA) or owner deny me from government-assisted housing for arrests that did not result in a conviction?
  345. PG. 365

    1. Under the “catch-all” ban, will my participation in a pre-trial intervention or diversion program matter?
    2. Under the “catch-all” ban, can a Public Housing Authority (PHA) or owner of government-assisted housing deny my application because of the convictions of family members who live with me?
    3. Your Rights Against Illegal Denials from Government-Assisted Housing Because of Your Criminal Record
    4. How does the law protect me from being denied government-assisted housing because of my criminal record?
  346. PG. 366

    1. Improving Your Chances Of Getting Into Government-Assisted Housing—Offering Proof Of Rehabilitation & Mitigating Factors
    2. What is “proof of mitigating factors?”
  347. PG. 367

    1. What is “proof of rehabilitation?”
    2. Do government-assisted housing programs have to consider mitigating circumstances & evidence of rehabilitation?
  348. PG. 368

    1. When could i show proof of mitigating circumstances and rehabilitation to the PHA or owner of government-assisted housing?
    2. Specific Examples of Evidence that can Strengthen Your Application to Government-Assisted Housing
    3. What specific types of evidence will strengthen my housing application to government-assisted housing?
  349. PG. 369

    1. If I can show the Public Housing Authority (PHA) that I really need the housing, will that help my application?
  350. PG. 370

    1. If I can show the Public Housing Authority (PHA) that I really need the housing, will that help my application?
  351. PG. 371

    1. ACCESS TO YOUR criminal RECORDS as you apply for Housing
    2. An Overview of the Types of Criminal Records that Could Show Up as you Apply For Housing
    3. What criminal records could show up as I apply for any type of housing?
    4. Does this Chapter cover what can and cannot show up in my credit report?
  352. PG. 372

    1. Can a private landlord, Public Housing Authority (PHA), or owner of government-assisted housing charge me a fee for running a background check/ tenant report on me?
    2. Access to Your Criminal Records as You Apply for Private Housing
    3. How Private Landlords Learn About Your Criminal Record
    4. How do private landlords learn about my criminal record?
    5. Your Rights When a Private Landlord Runs a Criminal Background Check
    6. What must a private landlord do if they want to get a background check/tenant report on me?
    7. What information cannot be included in a private background check/tenant report in California?
  353. PG. 373

    1. Do private background check companies have to make sure the information they report to a landlord in a tenant report is true and accurate?
    2. Does a private landlord have to tell me that the criminal record information that showed up in a private background check/tenant report is the reason I am not getting the apartment?
    3. Your Rights When a Private Landlord Directly Asks You About Your Criminal Record
    4. Can a private landlord ask me about convictions or arrests older than 7 years?
  354. PG. 374

    1. Your Rights to Confidentiality When a Private Landlord Gathers Criminal Record Information on You
    2. Does the landlord have to protect and keep confidential my criminal record and other personal information?
    3. Access to Your Criminal Records As You Apply For Government-Assisted Housing:
    4. Your Rights When a Government-assisted Housing Provider Runs a Criminal Background Check
    5. What criminal records can a Public Housing Authority (PHA) access, and who gives the PHA my conviction records?
    6. Can a Public Housing Authority (PHA) require me to sign a release to get my criminal history information?
  355. PG. 375

    1. If I am moving into government-assisted housing in a different city or county, can my current Public Housing Authority (PHA) share my criminal history records with the new PHA where I am applying?
    2. Can a Public Housing Authority (PHA) access my drug treatment records, and if so, under what circumstances?
  356. PG. 376

    1. What can I do if a Public Housing Authority (PHA) violates my rights in accessing and using my drug treatment information?
    2. What can owners of federal government-assisted housing see? How do they get my criminal records?
    3. Can a Public Housing Authority (PHA) or owner of government-assisted housing get records of my arrests that didn't lead to convictions?
  357. PG. 377

    1. Can a Public housing Authority (PHA) or owner of government-assisted housing get my juvenile records?
    2. Your Rights When a Government-assisted Housing Provider Runs a Criminal Background Check—The Rules They Must Follow
    3. What are tenant screening reports?
    4. Who conducts tenant screening checks & provides tenant reports to Public Housing Authorities (PHAs) & owners of government-assisted housing?
    5. Do you have to pay for a screening report? If so, how much does a report cost?
    6. What must a Public Housing Authority (PHA) or owner of government-assisted housing provide me with if it orders a background check/tenant report from a private background check company?
  358. PG. 378

    1. Do I have any rights if a Public Housing Authority (PHA) or owner of government-assisted housing rejects my rental application because of a background check/ tenant report?
    2. What are my legal rights if a Public Housing Authority (PHA) or owner of government-assisted housing illegally accesses or uses my criminal record information?
  359. PG. 379

    1. Errors in Your Background Check Report & How to Correct Them—An Overview
    2. Could there be errors in the background check/ tenant report that a housing provider runs on me?
    3. How can I correct errors in my background check/ tenant report?
  360. PG. 380

    1. Joining Family & Friends in Housing
    2. Joining Family or Friends in Private Housing
    3. Joining Family or Friends in Government-Assisted Housing
    4. I have a criminal record and want to join a household living in federal government-assisted housing. Can I?
  361. PG. 381

    1. I want to join someone government-assisted housing. Can I?
    2. I want to go back to my government-assisted housing unit after a brief period in jail or prison. Can I do that?
  362. PG. 382

    1. If I am joining a household, will the PHA or owner of the government-assisted housing run a criminal background check on me?
    2. If I am being incarcerated for a new offense, does my family have to report that I moved out?
  363. PG. 383

    1. Guest Policies in Government-Assisted Housing:
    2. I have a record and want to temporarily visit or stay overnight as a guest with my family in their government-assisted housing unit. Will my visit in any way risk my family’s government assistance?
    3. I have a record and want to temporarily visit or stay overnight as a guest with my family in their government-assisted housing unit. What are some suggested steps I can take to avoid putting my family or friend’s housing assistance at risk?
  364. PG. 384

    1. If I am planning to stay as a guest with family or friends until I am added to their housing lease, what are some suggested steps I can take to make sure we are following all the guest policies?
    2. If a Public Housing Authority (PHA) or owner of government-assisted housing denies my request to be added to my family or friend’s lease, who can challenge the denial And how?
  365. PG. 385

    1. Policies for Live-in Aides in Government-Assisted Housing
    2. What is a “live-in aide?”
    3. Can I be someone’s live-in aide in government-assisted housing if I have criminal record?
    4. Will the PHA or owner screen me for my criminal background if I am someone’s live-in aide?
    5. Will the PHA or owner screen me for my credit history if I am someone’s live-in aide?
    6. I was excluded from being someone’s live-in aide based on my criminal record. What can I do?
    7. What makes a request for a reasonable accommodation successful?
    8. I am a live-in aide in a government-assisted unit, but the person who I was caring for has left the unit. Do I have a right to stay?
  366. PG. 386

    1. Challenging denials from housing
    2. Challenging Denials to Private Housing:
    3. What are my main options for challenging a denial to private housing?
    4. How do I figure out which option to choose if I want to challenge a denial from private housing?
    5. Challenging Denials to Government-Assisted Housing
    6. When would I challenge a denial from a Public Housing Authority (PHA) or owner of government-assisted housing?
  367. PG. 387

    1. If I was denied government-assisted housing, how will I know the reason why?
    2. What is the timeline for challenging a denial to government-assisted housing?
    3. Will I definitely get into government-assisted housing if I am successful in challenging the initial denial?
    4. How can I figure out the specific procedures for challenging a denial to government-assisted housing?
  368. PG. 388

    1. Review Hearings: The Way to Challenge a Denial to Government-Assisted Housing
    2. What can I expect at the review hearing? And how can I prepare?
  369. PG. 389

    1. What rights do I have in a review hearing?
  370. PG. 390

    1. What can I do if I am unhappy with the written decision by the review hearing?
  371. PG. 391

    1. Maintaining MY HOUSING
    2. General Tips for Renters
    3. I am planning to rent an apartment (private or government-assisted). What are some general tips for renters?
    4. What are some of my general rights as a renter in California?
  372. PG. 392

    1. Evictions: Just the basics
  373. PG. 393

    1. Evictions: Just the basics
    2. What is an eviction?
    3. I am facing an eviction. What are my options?
    4. I received a 3-day notice to do something from my landlord. Will I be evicted?
    5. The 3-Day Notice to “Pay Rent or Quit”
    6. What must a “3-day notice to pay rent or quit” say?
  374. PG. 394

    1. What are my options if I get a “3-day notice to pay rent or quit”?
    2. What could happen if I do not pay my rent or do not move within the 3 days?
    3. The 3-Day Notice to Perform Covenant(s) or Quit
    4. The 3-Day Notice to Quit
  375. PG. 395

    1. Service of the 3-Day Notice
    2. What could happen if my landlord takes me to court to evict me?
    3. What could happen if I ignore the summons and complaint and do nothing?
  376. PG. 396

    1. What could happen if I lose in court or after a judgment against me?
    2. How long does the eviction process take?
    3. I live in transitional housing, and the housing provider (or parole) is trying to evict me with very little notice & without going to court. Is this legal & what are my options?
  377. PG. 397

    1. HOUSING APPENDIX
  378. PG. 398

    1. Public Benefits
  379. PG. 399

    1. Public Benefits
  380. PG. 400

    1. Public Benefits
  381. PG. 401

    1. Public Benefits
  382. PG. 402

    1. Public Benefits
  383. PG. 403

    1. Public Benefits
  384. PG. 404

    1. Public Benefits
  385. PG. 405

    1. Public Benefits
  386. PG. 406

    1. Public Benefits
  387. PG. 407

    1. Public Benefits
  388. PG. 408

    1. Public Benefits
  389. PG. 409

    1. Public Benefits
  390. PG. 410

    1. Public Benefits
  391. PG. 411

    1. Public Benefits
  392. PG. 412

    1. Public Benefits
  393. PG. 413

    1. Public Benefits
  394. PG. 414

    1. Public Benefits
  395. PG. 415

    1. Public Benefits
  396. PG. 416

    1. Public Benefits
  397. PG. 417

    1. Public Benefits
  398. PG. 418

    1. Public Benefits
  399. PG. 419

    1. Public Benefits
  400. PG. 420

    1. Public Benefits
  401. PG. 421

    1. Public Benefits
  402. PG. 422

    1. Public Benefits
  403. PG. 423

    1. Public Benefits
  404. PG. 424

    1. Public Benefits
  405. PG. 425

    1. Public Benefits
  406. PG. 426

    1. Public Benefits
  407. PG. 427

    1. Public Benefits
  408. PG. 428

    1. Public Benefits
  409. PG. 429

    1. Public Benefits
  410. PG. 430

    1. Public Benefits
  411. PG. 431

    1. Public Benefits
  412. PG. 432

    1. Public Benefits
  413. PG. 433

    1. Public Benefits
  414. PG. 434

    1. Public Benefits
  415. PG. 435

    1. Public Benefits
  416. PG. 436

    1. What are public benefits?
  417. PG. 437

    1. What are public benefits?
  418. PG. 438

    1. What are public benefits?
  419. PG. 439

    1. What are public benefits?
  420. PG. 440

    1. What are public benefits?
    2. What should I know about federal, state, and county benefits?
  421. PG. 441

    1. Can my criminal history limit my ability to get public benefits?
    2. Can I apply for public benefits while I’m incarcerated?
  422. PG. 442

    1. BASIC NEEDS CASH BENEFITS
    2. General Assistance/General Relief (GA/GR)
    3. Am I eligible for GA/GR?
    4. Can my criminal history limit my ability to get GA/GR?
  423. PG. 443

    1. What benefits and services can I get through GA/GR?
    2. How do I apply for GA/GR?
    3. Can I apply for GA/GR while incarcerated?
    4. Once I’m enrolled in GA/GR, what rules must I follow to stay in the program?
  424. PG. 444

    1. I believe my application for General Assistance/General Relief benefits was wrongly denied or stopped. How can I appeal?
    2. Can I get my Medi-Cal health insurance to cover a medical bill I got after my release BUT before I had signed up for Medi-Cal?
    3. CalWORKs
    4. Am I eligible for CalWORKs?
  425. PG. 445

    1. Can my criminal history limit my ability to get CalWORKs?
  426. PG. 446

    1. What benefits and services can I get through CalWORKs?
  427. PG. 447

    1. How do I apply for CalWORKs?
    2. Can I apply for CalWORKs while incarcerated?
    3. How do I receive my CalWORKs benefits?
    4. Once I’m enrolled in CalWORKs, what rules must I follow?
  428. PG. 448

    1. I believe my CalWORKs was wrongly denied or stopped. How do I appeal?
  429. PG. 449

    1. FOOD BENEFITS
    2. CalFresh (Food Stamps)
    3. Am I eligible for CalFresh?
  430. PG. 450

    1. Can my criminal history limit my ability to get CalFresh?
  431. PG. 451

    1. How do I apply for CalFresh?
    2. Can I apply for CalFresh while incarcerated?
    3. How do I receive my CalFresh benefits?
  432. PG. 452

    1. Once I’m enrolled in CalFresh, what rules must I follow to stay eligible?
    2. I believe my CalFresh was wrongly denied or stopped. How do I appeal?
  433. PG. 453

    1. Food Banks
    2. What is a food bank?
    3. Where can I find food?
    4. What is the Emergency Food Assistance Program (EFAP)?
  434. PG. 454

    1. Where can I find a food bank to get EFAP benefits?
    2. What documents might I need to get EFAP benefits?
    3. Can my criminal history limit my ability to get EFAP?
    4. Can I apply for EFAP benefits while incarcerated?
    5. Women, Infants & Children Program (WIC)
    6. Am I eligible for WIC?
  435. PG. 455

    1. Can my criminal history limit my ability to get WIC?
    2. How do I apply for WIC?
    3. Can I apply for WIC while incarcerated?
  436. PG. 456

    1. HEALTH CARE BENEFITS
    2. Why should I get health care coverage (health insurance)?
    3. Covered California
    4. What is Covered California?
  437. PG. 457

    1. Am I eligible to enroll in health care coverage through Covered California?
    2. What benefits and services can I get through Covered California?
    3. Can my criminal history limit my ability to get health care using Covered California?
    4. Am I legally required to enroll in health care coverage?
  438. PG. 458

    1. When can I apply for health care through Covered California?
  439. PG. 459

    1. How do I enroll in health care through Covered California?
  440. PG. 460

    1. Can I get health care through Covered California while I’m incarcerated?
  441. PG. 461

    1. Can I get health care through Covered California while I’m incarcerated?
    2. Medi-Cal
    3. What is Medi-Cal?
    4. Am I eligible for Medi-Cal?
  442. PG. 462

    1. What benefits and services can I get through MediCal?
  443. PG. 463

    1. Can my criminal history limit my ability to get Medi-Cal benefits?
    2. How do I apply for Medi-Cal?
    3. Can I apply for Medi-Cal while incarcerated?
  444. PG. 464

    1. I had Medi-Cal when I entered prison or jail. What happens to it while I’m incarcerated?
    2. My Medi-Cal stopped while I was incarcerated. How do I restart it?
  445. PG. 465

    1. I believe my Medi-Cal was wrongly denied or stopped. How do I appeal?
  446. PG. 466

    1. Medicare
    2. What is Medicare?
    3. Can my criminal history limit my ability to get Medicare?
    4. Am I eligible for Medicare?
    5. What benefits and services can I get through Medicare?
  447. PG. 467

    1. How do I apply for Medicare?
  448. PG. 468

    1. Can I apply for Medicare while incarcerated?
    2. I had Medicare when I entered prison or jail. What happens to it while I’m incarcerated?
  449. PG. 469

    1. My Medicare stopped while I was incarcerated. How do I restart it?
    2. I believe my Medicare was wrongly denied or stopped. How do I appeal?
  450. PG. 470

    1. WORK Services BENEFITS
  451. PG. 471

    1. WORK Services BENEFITS
    2. CalFresh Employment & Training (E&T) Program
    3. Am I eligible for CalFresh E&T?
    4. Can my criminal history limit my ability to get CalFresh E&T?
    5. What benefits and services can I get through CalFresh E&T?
    6. How do I enroll in CalFresh E&T?
    7. CalWORKs Welfare-To-Work
  452. PG. 472

    1. Once i’m enrolled in Calworks Welfare-To-Work, what rules must i follow to stay eligible?
    2. Can my criminal history limit my ability to participate in CalWORKs Welfare-To-Work?
    3. What benefits and services can I get through CalWORKs Welfare-To-Work?
  453. PG. 473

    1. SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS
    2. Social Security Retirement Benefits
    3. What are Social Security retirement benefits?
    4. Am I eligible for Social Security retirement benefits?
    5. Can my criminal history limit my ability to get retirement benefits?
  454. PG. 474

    1. How do I apply for retirement benefits?
  455. PG. 475

    1. Can I apply for retirement benefits while incarcerated?
    2. I was receiving retirement benefits when I entered prison or jail. What happens to them while I’m incarcerated?
  456. PG. 476

    1. My retirement benefits stopped while I was incarcerated. How do I restart them?
  457. PG. 477

    1. Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)
    2. What is Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)?
    3. Am I eligible for SSDI?
    4. Can my criminal history limit my ability to get SSDI?
  458. PG. 478

    1. How do I apply for SSDI?
  459. PG. 479

    1. Can I apply for SSDI while incarcerated?
  460. PG. 480

    1. I was receiving SSDI when I got arrested. What happens to it while I’m incarcerated?
    2. My SSDI stopped while I was incarcerated. How do I restart it?
  461. PG. 481

    1. I believe my SSDI was wrongly denied or stopped. How do I appeal?
    2. Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
    3. Am I eligible for SSI?
  462. PG. 482

    1. How SSI affects your ability to get other public benefits:
    2. Can my criminal history limit my ability to get SSI?
  463. PG. 483

    1. How do I apply for SSI?
    2. Can I apply for SSI while incarcerated?
  464. PG. 484

    1. I was receiving SSI when I entered prison or jail. What happens to it while I’m incarcerated?
  465. PG. 485

    1. My SSI benefits stopped while I was incarcerated. How do I restart them?
  466. PG. 486

    1. My SSI benefits stopped while I was incarcerated. How do I restart them?
  467. PG. 487

    1. I believe my SSI was wrongly denied or stopped. How do I appeal?
  468. PG. 488

    1. VETERANS’ BENEFITS
    2. Am I eligible for veterans’ (VA) benefits?
  469. PG. 489

    1. Can my criminal history limit my ability to get VA benefits?
  470. PG. 490

    1. How do I apply for VA benefits?
    2. Can I apply for VA benefits while incarcerated?
  471. PG. 491

    1. I was receiving VA benefits before I got arrested. What happens to them while I’m incarcerated?
  472. PG. 492

    1. My VA benefits were reduced or stopped while I was incarcerated. How do I restore or restart my VA benefits?
  473. PG. 493

    1. My VA benefits were reduced or stopped while I was incarcerated. How do I restore or restart my VA benefits?
  474. PG. 494

    1. I’m disqualified from VA benefits because of my negative discharge status. How can I have my discharge status reviewed for an upgrade?
  475. PG. 495

    1. LifeLine Cell Phone & Landline Benefits
    2. What is the LifeLine Phone program?
    3. What benefits will the California LifeLine program provide?
    4. Am I eligible for the California LifeLine program?
  476. PG. 496

    1. How do I apply for the California LifeLine program?
    2. What documents do I need to be found eligible?
    3. Can my criminal backround limit my ability to get a California Lifeline phone?
  477. PG. 497

    1. Can I apply for a California LifeLine phone while incarcerated?
    2. How do I receive my phone and Lifeline benefits?
    3. Once enrolled, what rules must I follow to remain eligible?
    4. I believe my LifeLine phone was wrongly denied or wrongly stopped service. How do I appeal?
    5. What if I have additional questions or problems?
  478. PG. 498

    1. PUBLIC BENEFITS APPENDIX
  479. PG. 499

    1. Employment
  480. PG. 500

    1. Employment
  481. PG. 501

    1. Employment
  482. PG. 502

    1. Employment
  483. PG. 503

    1. Employment
  484. PG. 504

    1. Employment
  485. PG. 505

    1. Employment
  486. PG. 506

    1. Employment
  487. PG. 507

    1. Employment
  488. PG. 508

    1. Employment
  489. PG. 509

    1. Employment
  490. PG. 510

    1. Employment
  491. PG. 511

    1. Employment
  492. PG. 512

    1. Employment
  493. PG. 513

    1. Employment
  494. PG. 514

    1. Employment
  495. PG. 515

    1. Employment
  496. PG. 516

    1. Employment
  497. PG. 517

    1. Employment
  498. PG. 518

    1. Employment
  499. PG. 519

    1. Employment
  500. PG. 520

    1. Employment
  501. PG. 521

    1. Employment
  502. PG. 522

    1. Employment
  503. PG. 523

    1. Employment
  504. PG. 524

    1. Employment
  505. PG. 525

    1. Employment
  506. PG. 526

    1. Employment
  507. PG. 527

    1. Employment
  508. PG. 528

    1. Employment
  509. PG. 529

    1. Employment
  510. PG. 530

    1. Employment
  511. PG. 531

    1. Employment
  512. PG. 532

    1. Employment
  513. PG. 533

    1. Employment
  514. PG. 534

    1. Employment
  515. PG. 535

    1. Employment
  516. PG. 536

    1. Employment
  517. PG. 537

    1. Employment
  518. PG. 538

    1. Employment
  519. PG. 539

    1. Employment
  520. PG. 540

    1. Employment
  521. PG. 541

    1. Employment
  522. PG. 542

    1. Employment
  523. PG. 543

    1. Employment
  524. PG. 544

    1. Employment
  525. PG. 545

    1. Employment
  526. PG. 546

    1. Employment
  527. PG. 547

    1. Employment
  528. PG. 548

    1. Employment
  529. PG. 549

    1. Employment
  530. PG. 550

    1. Employment
  531. PG. 551

    1. Employment
  532. PG. 552

    1. INTRODUCTION: Looking for Work
  533. PG. 553

    1. INTRODUCTION: Looking for Work
  534. PG. 554

    1. INTRODUCTION: Looking for Work
  535. PG. 555

    1. INTRODUCTION: Looking for Work
  536. PG. 556

    1. INTRODUCTION: Looking for Work
    2. Preparing to enter the job market
    3. What can I expect as a job applicant with a criminal record?
    4. How will my criminal record affect my job prospects?
    5. What documents do I need before I apply for any job?
  537. PG. 557

    1. How can I prepare for employers’ questions about my criminal record?
  538. PG. 558

    1. How to present your best self
    2. How do I present my best self to an employer?
  539. PG. 559

    1. Beef up your resume
    2. How can I build up my resume?
  540. PG. 560

    1. Clean up your record
    2. Can I clean up my record?
    3. Target your job search
    4. How do I target my job search and find the best fit?
  541. PG. 561

    1. Ace the job application
    2. How can i have a successful job application?
  542. PG. 562

    1. Interview well
    2. How can I succeed in an interview?
    3. Bonding Insurance: What is it & how can it encourage employers to hire me?
  543. PG. 563

    1. Work Opportunity Tax Credits: What are they & how can they encourage employers to hire me?
  544. PG. 564

    1. Key terms in the employment chapter
  545. PG. 565

    1. KNOW YOUR RIGHTS on Employment BACKGROUND CHECKS
    2. Your rights against employers
  546. PG. 566

    1. How can employers learn about my criminal record?
    2. If the employer asks you directly about your criminal record
    3. What can’t employers ask about my criminal record?
  547. PG. 567

    1. What can employers ask me about my criminal record?
    2. When can (and can’t) employers ask about my criminal record?
    3. When can a public (government) employer in California ask about my criminal record?
  548. PG. 568

    1. When can a private employer in California ask about my criminal record?
    2. If the employer uses a private background check company to run a background check on you
    3. Are employers legally allowed to run a background check on me?
  549. PG. 569

    1. Can an employer consider my credit history?
    2. Are employers legally required to conduct criminal background checks?
    3. Since employers are allowed to run background checks on me, do I have any legal rights in the process?
  550. PG. 570

    1. Can an employer decide not to hire me based on my record?
  551. PG. 571

    1. Can an employer decide not to hire me based on my record?
    2. What rules must an employer follow if they decide not to hire me based on my record?
  552. PG. 572

    1. What can I do if there is inaccurate, incomplete, or illegal information in my background check report?
  553. PG. 573

    1. What can I do if there is inaccurate, incomplete, or illegal information in my background check report?
    2. If I am hired, can my employer run background checks on me in the future without my permission?
  554. PG. 574

    1. What can I do if the employer has already received information from a background check report that it shouldn’t have received by law?
  555. PG. 575

    1. If the employer conducts an “in-house” background check
    2. How does an in-house background check work?
  556. PG. 576

    1. What rules govern California employers who run in-house checks?
  557. PG. 577

    1. Errors in employers' in-house background checks:
    2. How can I find out if an employer relied on incorrect public records about me?
    3. If an employer relied on inaccurate public records, what can I do?
    4. Can an employer ask me for or consider my RAP sheet?
    5. Which employers can see my RAP sheet?
  558. PG. 578

    1. Can I see my own RAP sheet?
    2. What can I do if the employer does not follow any of these rules on background checks?
  559. PG. 579

    1. YOUR RIGHTS AGAINST BACKGROUND CHECK COMPANIES
  560. PG. 580

    1. YOUR RIGHTS AGAINST BACKGROUND CHECK COMPANIES
    2. Background check companies’ access to your criminal records
    3. How do background check companies get information on me for their background check reports?
    4. What can a background check company report about me to an employer?
  561. PG. 581

    1. What can a background check company not report about me to an employer?
    2. What can I do if I think my background check report is incomplete or incorrect?
    3. When has a background check company violated the law?
  562. PG. 582

    1. What can I do if a background check company has broken the law?
  563. PG. 583

    1. HOW EMPLOYERS CAN (& CAN’T) USE YOUR CRIMINAL HISTORY
    2. Legal and Illegal Employment Discrimination
  564. PG. 584

    1. Can employers legally discriminate against me (such as not hiring or firing me) just because of my criminal record?
  565. PG. 585

    1. What laws protect applicants from discrimination based on their criminal record?
  566. PG. 586

    1. Can an employer have a policy that excludes applicants who committed certain specific crimes?
    2. What can an employer consider about my criminal history?
  567. PG. 587

    1. How can I improve my chances of getting hired if the employer sees my criminal record?
    2. What can I do if I believe that an employer has a complete ban on hiring people with records?
    3. Real-life situations—examples of discrimination because of criminal record & race (or other protected characteristic)
    4. Can an employer discriminate against me because of my race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or national origin?
    5. What can I do if I think an employer has treated my criminal history more harshly than other job applicants because of my race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or national origin?
  568. PG. 588

    1. I was fired or denied employment because of my visible tattoos. Do I have any legal protections against discrimination?
  569. PG. 589

    1. What can I do if I feel I was illegally discriminated against by an employer?
    2. How much time do I have to file a discrimination complaint against an employer?
  570. PG. 590

    1. What relief could I get if an employer illegally discriminated against me?
    2. What is the difference between filing an employment discrimination complaint with the EEOC and DFEH?
  571. PG. 591

    1. How do I file a discrimination complaint with the EEOC?
  572. PG. 592

    1. What happens after I file a complaint with the EEOC?
    2. How does the investigation process work?
  573. PG. 593

    1. How do I file a complaint with the DFEH?
    2. What if I want to go straight to court and file a lawsuit on my own?
    3. Who can represent me if I believe I have been illegally discriminated against for a job because of my record?
  574. PG. 594

    1. Jobs & Professions Your Record Might Exclude You From
  575. PG. 595

    1. Jobs & Professions Your Record Might Exclude You From
    2. Legal restrictions on certain jobs
    3. Are there certain types of jobs I can’t have because of my criminal record?
    4. Can I ever become eligible again to get these jobs?
  576. PG. 596

    1. Legal restrictions on professional licenses
    2. What are professional and occupational licenses and what do they require?
    3. What kinds of jobs require a professional or occupational license?
  577. PG. 597

    1. Can I get a professional or occupational license with a record?
    2. What criminal history information can a licensing board consider about me?
    3. Can a licensing board deny me a license based on my record?
  578. PG. 598

    1. Can I apply for a license while I’m still incarcerated?
  579. PG. 599

    1. Can I apply for a probationary license before I get a full license?
    2. What can I do if the board denies my application for a license?
    3. What can I do if I used to have a license, but lost it due to a criminal conviction?
    4. Who can help me if my license has been denied or taken away due to a criminal conviction?
  580. PG. 600

    1. Where can I go to learn more about professional licenses?
  581. PG. 601

    1. ALTERNATIVES TO TRADITIONAL EMPLOYMENT
    2. Consider self-employment or start your own business
    3. Become an independent contractor
  582. PG. 602

    1. Join a worker-run cooperative business
  583. PG. 603

    1. Apply to work through a temp agency
    2. Get Your Foot in the Door Through Temporary Positions
  584. PG. 604

    1. HOW TO PROTECT YOUR RIGHTS IF YOU HAVE A DISABILITY
    2. Disability & reasonable accommodations in employment
  585. PG. 605

    1. What is a disability under the law?
  586. PG. 606

    1. If I have a disability, how might this affect my job search?
    2. What do I need to know about the relationship between my disabilities and my criminal record?
    3. What kinds of accommodations can I request?
  587. PG. 607

    1. What will I need to show to get a reasonable accommodation?
    2. What can I do if the employer refuses to make a reasonable accommodation for me? How can I challenge the decision?
  588. PG. 608

    1. If I try to sue the employer in court, what must I prove?
    2. Where can I go to learn more about how my disability affects my employment rights?
  589. PG. 609

    1. EMPLOYMENT APPENDIX
  590. PG. 610

    1. Court-Ordered Debt
  591. PG. 611

    1. Court-Ordered Debt
  592. PG. 612

    1. Court-Ordered Debt
  593. PG. 613

    1. Court-Ordered Debt
  594. PG. 614

    1. Court-Ordered Debt
  595. PG. 615

    1. Court-Ordered Debt
  596. PG. 616

    1. Court-Ordered Debt
  597. PG. 617

    1. Court-Ordered Debt
  598. PG. 618

    1. Court-Ordered Debt
  599. PG. 619

    1. Court-Ordered Debt
  600. PG. 620

    1. Court-Ordered Debt
  601. PG. 621

    1. Court-Ordered Debt
  602. PG. 622

    1. Court-Ordered Debt
  603. PG. 623

    1. Court-Ordered Debt
  604. PG. 624

    1. Court-Ordered Debt
  605. PG. 625

    1. Court-Ordered Debt
  606. PG. 626

    1. Court-Ordered Debt
  607. PG. 627

    1. Court-Ordered Debt
  608. PG. 628

    1. Court-Ordered Debt
  609. PG. 629

    1. Court-Ordered Debt
  610. PG. 630

    1. Court-Ordered Debt
  611. PG. 631

    1. Court-Ordered Debt
  612. PG. 632

    1. Court-Ordered Debt
  613. PG. 633

    1. Court-Ordered Debt
  614. PG. 634

    1. Court-Ordered Debt
  615. PG. 635

    1. Court-Ordered Debt
  616. PG. 636

    1. Court-Ordered Debt
  617. PG. 637

    1. Court-Ordered Debt
  618. PG. 638

    1. Court-Ordered Debt
  619. PG. 639

    1. Court-Ordered Debt
  620. PG. 640

    1. Court-Ordered Debt
  621. PG. 641

    1. Court-Ordered Debt
  622. PG. 642

    1. Court-Ordered Debt
  623. PG. 643

    1. Court-Ordered Debt
  624. PG. 644

    1. Court-Ordered Debt
  625. PG. 645

    1. Court-Ordered Debt
  626. PG. 646

    1. Court-Ordered Debt
  627. PG. 647

    1. Court-Ordered Debt
  628. PG. 648

    1. Court-Ordered Debt
  629. PG. 649

    1. Court-Ordered Debt
  630. PG. 650

    1. Court-Ordered Debt
  631. PG. 651

    1. What is court-ordered debt and why do I need to know about it?
  632. PG. 652

    1. What is court-ordered debt and why do I need to know about it?
  633. PG. 653

    1. What is court-ordered debt and why do I need to know about it?
    2. I’ve never received anything telling me that I owe money; so I must not have any court-ordered debt, right?
    3. What are the different types of court ordered debt?
  634. PG. 654

    1. A Basic Overview of Court-Ordered DebT RESTITUTION
  635. PG. 655

    1. A Basic Overview of Court-Ordered DebT RESTITUTION
    2. What is restitution?
  636. PG. 656

    1. Is it possible to owe more than one type of restitution?
    2. Who is considered a “victim” to recover victim restitution?
    3. Court fines and penalties
    4. What are court fines and penalties?
    5. What should I know about court fines and penalties?
    6. Court administrative fees
    7. What are court administrative fees?
  637. PG. 657

    1. What should I know about court administrative fees?
    2. What happens to my court-ordered debt while I’m incarcerated?
    3. Will my debts be sent to “collections”?
  638. PG. 658

    1. How can my court-ordered debt affect me while I am on a term of supervision?
    2. Which types of court-ordered debt are likely to be conditions of my probation?
  639. PG. 659

    1. What happens if I don't pay off these debts?
  640. PG. 660

    1. Does a credit report show restitution and court fines?
  641. PG. 661

    1. Does a credit report show restitution and court fines?
    2. What are my options if my wages are garnished or there is a lien on my property?
  642. PG. 662

    1. Traffic fines and tickets
    2. What are traffic fines and tickets?
    3. How do I know which type of ticket I have?
  643. PG. 663

    1. What could happen if I get a new ticket?
  644. PG. 664

    1. What could happen if I don’t pay my traffic fines or if I don’t appear for my court date?
  645. PG. 665

    1. I think I had an old traffic ticket, but I can’t remember or can’t find it. What are my options?
    2. What are my options if the DMV told me I have an outstanding traffic ticket?
  646. PG. 666

    1. I had a traffic ticket that was pending (unresolved) when I was incarcerated. What might have happened to it?
    2. I think my traffic ticket qualifies for dismissal. How can I get it dismissed?
  647. PG. 667

    1. TAKING CONTROL OF YOUR COURT-ORDERED DEBT
  648. PG. 668

    1. TAKING CONTROL OF YOUR COURT-ORDERED DEBT
    2. How do I find out how much court-ordered debt I owe?
  649. PG. 669

    1. I haven’t ever received notice that I owe any money for restitution, so I probably don’t, right?
    2. I know how much restitution I owe. Can a court order more restitution after I’ve already been sentenced?
    3. Court fines and penalties and court administrative fees
    4. How do I find out if I have any court fines and fees?
  650. PG. 670

    1. Traffic fines & fees
    2. How do I find out how much I owe in traffic fines?
  651. PG. 671

    1. paying off or “satisfying” my court-ordered debt
    2. Restitution
    3. How do I pay restitution while incarcerated?
    4. How do I pay restitution while on state parole?
  652. PG. 672

    1. How do I pay restitution while on probation, PRCS, or mandatory supervision in California?
    2. What will happen if I can’t pay the restitution?
  653. PG. 673

    1. Can my public benefit payments be garnished to pay off restitution?
    2. The victim never claimed restitution. Do I still have to pay?
    3. The victim who was receiving my restitution payments just died. Do I still have to pay?
    4. Court fines, penalties & administrative fees
    5. How do I pay off the court fines, penalties, and administrative fees?
  654. PG. 674

    1. What might happen if I can’t pay my debt?
  655. PG. 675

    1. Traffic fines and fees
    2. How do I pay my traffic fines?
  656. PG. 676

    1. What options do I have if I cannot pay my traffic fines?
    2. Traffic Amnesty Program—Ended March 31, 2017
    3. What was California’s Traffic Amnesty Program?
  657. PG. 677

    1. Reducing or Forgiving Court-Ordered Debt
    2. What options do I have to reduce or forgive my court-ordered debt?
  658. PG. 678

    1. CONCLUSION
  659. PG. 679

    1. Court-Ordered Debt Appendix
  660. PG. 680

    1. Family & Children:
  661. PG. 681

    1. Family & Children:
  662. PG. 682

    1. Family & Children:
  663. PG. 683

    1. Family & Children:
  664. PG. 684

    1. Family & Children:
  665. PG. 685

    1. Family & Children:
  666. PG. 686

    1. Family & Children:
  667. PG. 687

    1. Family & Children:
  668. PG. 688

    1. Family & Children:
  669. PG. 689

    1. Family & Children:
  670. PG. 690

    1. Family & Children:
  671. PG. 691

    1. Family & Children:
  672. PG. 692

    1. Family & Children:
  673. PG. 693

    1. Family & Children:
  674. PG. 694

    1. Family & Children:
  675. PG. 695

    1. Family & Children:
  676. PG. 696

    1. Family & Children:
  677. PG. 697

    1. Family & Children:
  678. PG. 698

    1. Family & Children:
  679. PG. 699

    1. Family & Children:
  680. PG. 700

    1. Family & Children:
  681. PG. 701

    1. Family & Children:
  682. PG. 702

    1. Family & Children:
  683. PG. 703

    1. Family & Children:
  684. PG. 704

    1. Family & Children:
  685. PG. 705

    1. Family & Children:
  686. PG. 706

    1. Family & Children:
  687. PG. 707

    1. Family & Children:
  688. PG. 708

    1. Introduction
  689. PG. 709

    1. Introduction
  690. PG. 710

    1. Introduction
  691. PG. 711

    1. Introduction
  692. PG. 712

    1. Introduction
  693. PG. 713

    1. Introduction
  694. PG. 714

    1. Introduction
  695. PG. 715

    1. Introduction
    2. Key Terms in the Family & Children Chapter
  696. PG. 716

    1. The Impact of a Criminal Record on a Legal Case About Your Child or Grandchild
  697. PG. 717

    1. The Impact of a Criminal Record on a Legal Case About Your Child or Grandchild
  698. PG. 718

    1. The Impact of a Criminal Record on a Legal Case About Your Child or Grandchild
    2. How will my criminal record impact my ability to reconnect with my child or grandchild?
  699. PG. 719

    1. Are there any convictions that will automatically ban me from reconnecting with my child or grandchild?
  700. PG. 720

    1. The Rights of Parents & Grandparents
    2. Any Automatic Rights?
    3. Do I automatically have a right to care for my child or grandchild?
  701. PG. 721

    1. Basic Steps to Reconnect with Your Child or Grandchild
    2. I am in reentry, and I want to reconnect with my child or grandchild. Where can I start?
  702. PG. 722

    1. Defining Custody & Visitation
  703. PG. 723

    1. Defining Custody & Visitation
  704. PG. 724

    1. Defining Custody & Visitation
  705. PG. 725

    1. Defining Custody & Visitation
    2. What do custody and visitation have to do with my reentry?
    3. Custody
    4. What does custody mean?
  706. PG. 726

    1. What do legal and physical custody arrangements look like in real life?
    2. Visitation
    3. What does visitation mean?
  707. PG. 727

    1. What do visitation arrangements look like in real life?
  708. PG. 728

    1. Judges, Courts & the “Best Interest of the Child” Legal Standard
    2. Why would the courts be involved in my family matters?
    3. What factors does a judge look at when making a decision about custody and visitation with my child/grandchild?
  709. PG. 729

    1. I have a history of substance abuse. How will this impact my ability to reconnect with my child or grandchild?
    2. Would it help my family law case to clean up my record?
  710. PG. 730

    1. Protective Court Orders & “NO-CONTACT” CONDITIONS
    2. I believe there is a protective order or “no-contact” condition against me. What can I do?
    3. What could happen if I violate a court’s protective order or a “no-contact” condition of my supervision?
  711. PG. 731

    1. How do I challenge a protective order or “no-contact” condition of my parole or probation?
    2. Additional Restrictions from Parole or Probation & Your General Rights
    3. I am on parole or probation. How could this impact my ability to reconnect with my child or grandchild?
  712. PG. 732

    1. The Three Courts that Handle Family MATTERS & Navigating Them
  713. PG. 733

    1. The Three Courts that Handle Family MATTERS & Navigating Them
    2. Introduction to the Three Courts that Handle Family & Children Matters
    3. What are the different courts in California that make decisions about family and children?
  714. PG. 734

    1. Where can I find the court forms I need to start a case in one of the 3 family-related courts?
  715. PG. 735

    1. Where can I find the court forms I need to start a case in one of the 3 family-related courts?
    2. I am currently incarcerated. Can I go to a court hearing for a case involving my child?
  716. PG. 736

    1. I am currently incarcerated. Can I get visitation ordered with my child?
  717. PG. 737

    1. Family Court
    2. What is family court?
    3. Why would I go to family court to reconnect with my child or grandchild?
    4. How can a judge’s decision in family court affect my rights as a parent?
    5. How can a judge’s decision in family court affect my rights as a grandparent?
    6. How will a family court judge decide if I get custody or visitation with my child or grandchild?
  718. PG. 738

    1. Are there any convictions that will automatically ban me from reconnecting with my child or grandchild in family court?
  719. PG. 739

    1. What can I show the family court judge that custody or visitation with me is in the “best interest of the child”?
  720. PG. 740

    1. What can I do to show mitigating circumstances related to my criminal record?
    2. What are alternatives to reconnecting with my child/grandchild without going to family court?
  721. PG. 741

    1. Probate Court Guardianships
    2. What is probate court?
    3. Why would I have to go to probate court to reconnect with my child or grandchild?
  722. PG. 742

    1. CHART: How is guardianship different than adoption or foster care?
    2. Scenario 1: Reconnecting with your Child in Probate Court
    3. Why would I go to probate court to end a guardianship?
    4. If I have been incarcerated and someone else is the guardian of my child, what are my legal rights as a parent?
  723. PG. 743

    1. How can a judge’s decision in probate court affect my rights as a parent?
    2. How will a judge in probate court decide if I get custody or visitation with my child?
    3. Are there convictions that will automatically ban me from reconnecting with my child in probate court?
    4. What can I do to reduce the weight the judge gives my criminal record?
    5. Scenario 2: Becoming the Probate Guardian of Someone Else’s Child When You Have a Record
    6. What is a legal guardian?
  724. PG. 744

    1. Who can be a legal guardian?
    2. How can my criminal record affect my chances of being appointed as a guardian in probate court for someone else’s child?
  725. PG. 745

    1. What can I do to show the probate court judge that custody or visitation with me is in the “best interest of the child”?
    2. What are some alternatives to becoming a guardian through the probate court?
  726. PG. 746

    1. How could the probate court help me financially take care of someone else’s child?
  727. PG. 747

    1. Juvenile dependency court
    2. What is juvenile dependency court?
  728. PG. 748

    1. Why would i go to juvenile dependency court?
    2. Scenario 1: Reconnecting with your Child(ren) in Dependency Court
    3. Why would i go to juvenile dependency court to reconnect with my child?
    4. How can a judge’s decision in juvenile dependency court affect my rights as a parent?
  729. PG. 749

    1. How will a dependency court judge decide if I get custody or visitation with my child?
    2. Are there any convictions that will automatically ban me from reconnecting with my child in dependency court?
  730. PG. 750

    1. My parental rights were terminated while I was incarcerated. What can I do?
    2. My child was placed in foster care while i was incarcerated. what can i do to reconnect?
  731. PG. 751

    1. What can I show the dependency court judge that custody or visitation with me is in the “best interest of the child”?
  732. PG. 752

    1. What can I do to show mitigating circumstances and rehabilitative evidence related to my criminal record?
    2. Requesting a Change to a Dependency Court Order
    3. If there is already an order about my child from a judge in juvenile dependency court, how do I ask for greater custody or visitation rights?
  733. PG. 753

    1. Scenario 2: Becoming a Foster Care Parent or Guardian of Someone Else’s Child through Juvenile Dependency Court
    2. Becoming a Foster Care Parent with a Record through Juvenile Dependency Court
    3. What is foster care?
    4. Who can be a child’s foster parent?
    5. How could my criminal record affect my ability to become a foster parent?
    6. What is the background check process for potential foster parents?
  734. PG. 754

    1. What convictions will bar me from becoming a foster parent?
    2. What convictions might prevent me from becoming a foster parent?
  735. PG. 755

    1. Becoming a Guardian with a Record through Dependency Court
    2. What is a juvenile court guardianship?
    3. Who can be a child’s legal guardian in dependency court?
    4. How could my criminal record affect my ability to be appointed as the child’s guardian in dependency court?
  736. PG. 756

    1. Juvenile Deliquency Court: Just the Basics
  737. PG. 757

    1. Juvenile Deliquency Court: Just the Basics
    2. What is juvenile delinquency court?
    3. How could a case in juvenile delinquency court affect my ability to reconnect with my child in my reentry?
    4. What could happen to my parental rights if my child has a case in juvenile delinquency court?
  738. PG. 758

    1. Could my criminal record affect my child’s case in juvenile delinquency court?
  739. PG. 759

    1. Becoming an Adoptive Parent with a Record
    2. What is adoption?
    3. What is the background check process for potential adoptive parents?
    4. Can I adopt a child if I have a criminal record?
  740. PG. 760

    1. My child was adopted out while I was incarcerated. What can I do to reconnect?
  741. PG. 761

    1. Family Issues Inside Prison or Jail
    2. Pregnancy & Mothering While Incarcerated
    3. I gave birth while incarcerated. How do I connect with my child after I am released?
    4. What can I do to show that I am able to parent my child after my release?
  742. PG. 762

    1. Restrictions on Children Visiting Currently Incarcerated Parents
    2. Can my children visit me in state prison?
    3. How do I get a court order to reinstate visitation with my child?
  743. PG. 763

    1. What is the Institution Classification Committee and how do I request contact visits through it?
    2. I was arrested for a child-related offense, but not convicted. Can my child visit me in jail or prison?
  744. PG. 764

    1. Paternity/Parentage Issues
    2. What is paternity/parentage?
    3. Why does legal paternity/parentage matter?
    4. What does paternity have to do with my reentry?
    5. Can my criminal record affect paternity issues and reconnecting with my child?
  745. PG. 765

    1. How do I establish parentage?
    2. Can i establish my parentage in court while i am incarcerated?
  746. PG. 766

    1. Ending a Marriage or Domestic Partnership (Divorce & Separation)
  747. PG. 767

    1. Can I end a marriage or domestic partnership while I am incarcerated?
  748. PG. 768

    1. Can I end a marriage or domestic partnership while I am incarcerated?
    2. divorce Questions while incarcerated & after release from prison or jail
    3. Can I file for divorce while I am incarcerated?
    4. I was incarcerated and have an order not to contact my spouse. How do I get a divorce?
    5. I was incarcerated, and now I cannot find my spouse. How do I get a divorce?
    6. my spouse wants a divorce and i am incarcerated. how will i be notified? what should i do?
  749. PG. 769

    1. Managing & Navigating Spousal & Child Support
  750. PG. 770

    1. Managing & Navigating Spousal & Child Support
    2. What is a family-related court-ordered debt?
    3. How will owing family-related court-ordered debts affect my reentry?
    4. Child Support Debt
    5. Basics of Child Support
    6. What is child support?
    7. Who has to pay child support?
  751. PG. 771

    1. Who receives my child support payments?
    2. How will owing child support affect my reentry?
  752. PG. 772

    1. How do I find out whether I owe child support and how much I owe?
    2. Managing Your Child Support Payments
    3. I am currently incarcerated. Do my child support payments automatically stop when I am in prison or jail?
  753. PG. 773

    1. Will my child support payments automatically begin when I am released from prison or jail?
    2. How do I make child support payments?
  754. PG. 774

    1. What can i do if my money is being taken out of my salary for overdue child support payments?
    2. Can I change or adjust the amount of child support I owe? …While I am incarcerated? …After my release?
  755. PG. 775

    1. I am formerly incarcerated and owe money for past, overdue child support payments (“arrears”). How can I change these arrears?
  756. PG. 776

    1. I am formerly incarcerated and owe money for past, overdue child support payments (“arrears”). How can I change these arrears?
  757. PG. 777

    1. I am formerly incarcerated and owe money for past, overdue child support payments (“arrears”). How can I change these arrears?
    2. Can I get rid of my past, overdue child support debt?
  758. PG. 778

    1. I receive public benefits. Can a portion of my public benefits be taken to pay for child support?
  759. PG. 779

    1. Consequences for Failing to Pay Child Support
    2. Can I be in violation of my supervision or parole if I fail to pay child support?
    3. Can I go to jail for not paying child support?
  760. PG. 780

    1. Spousal Support Debt
    2. Basics of Spousal Support Debt
    3. What is spousal support?
    4. who has to pay spousal support?
    5. How will owing spousal support affect my reentry?
    6. How do I find out if I owe spousal support and how much I owe?
    7. Managing Spousal Support Payments
    8. I received legal papers about spousal support. What can I do?
  761. PG. 781

    1. I am currently incarcerated. Do my spousal support payments automatically stop while I am in prison or jail?
    2. Do my spousal support payments automatically begin when I am released from prison?
    3. How are spousal support payments made?
    4. How do payments made by earnings assignment work?
    5. Can I change the amount of spousal support I owE (while i am incarcerated or after my release)?
  762. PG. 782

    1. I am formerly incarcerated and owe money for past, overdue spousal support payments (“arrears”). How can I change these arrears?
    2. Can I get rid of my past, over due spousal support payments?
    3. I receive public benefits. Can a portion of my public benefits be taken to pay for spousal support?
    4. Consequences for Failing to Pay Spousal Support
    5. Can I be in violation of my supervision or parole if I fail to pay spousal support?
    6. Can I go to jail for not paying spousal support?
  763. PG. 783

    1. Requesting spousal support payments
    2. Can I ask for spousal support while I am incarcerated?
  764. PG. 784

    1. Domestic Violence & Restraining orders
    2. Overview of Domestic Violence restraining orders & Violations
    3. What is domestic violence?
    4. What is a domestic violence restraining order?
  765. PG. 785

    1. CHART: Different types of domestic violence restraining orders
    2. What can a restraining order do?
  766. PG. 786

    1. What can’t a domestic violence restraining order do?
    2. I have a restraining order against me. what must i do?
    3. What could happen if I violate a restraining order against me?
    4. What could happen if my partner—who got the restraining order against me—contacts or visits me?
  767. PG. 787

    1. FAMILY & CHILDREN APPENDIX
  768. PG. 788

    1. Education
  769. PG. 789

    1. Education
  770. PG. 790

    1. Education
  771. PG. 791

    1. Education
  772. PG. 792

    1. Education
  773. PG. 793

    1. Education
  774. PG. 794

    1. Education
  775. PG. 795

    1. Education
  776. PG. 796

    1. Education
  777. PG. 797

    1. Education
  778. PG. 798

    1. Education
  779. PG. 799

    1. Education
  780. PG. 800

    1. Education
  781. PG. 801

    1. Education
  782. PG. 802

    1. Education
  783. PG. 803

    1. Education
  784. PG. 804

    1. Education
  785. PG. 805

    1. Education
  786. PG. 806

    1. Education
  787. PG. 807

    1. Education
  788. PG. 808

    1. Education
  789. PG. 809

    1. Education
  790. PG. 810

    1. Education
  791. PG. 811

    1. Education
  792. PG. 812

    1. Education
  793. PG. 813

    1. Education
  794. PG. 814

    1. Education
  795. PG. 815

    1. Education
  796. PG. 816

    1. Education
  797. PG. 817

    1. Education
  798. PG. 818

    1. Education
  799. PG. 819

    1. Education
  800. PG. 820

    1. Education
  801. PG. 821

    1. Education
  802. PG. 822

    1. Education
  803. PG. 823

    1. Education
  804. PG. 824

    1. Questions to start with
  805. PG. 825

    1. Questions to start with
  806. PG. 826

    1. Questions to start with
  807. PG. 827

    1. Questions to start with
  808. PG. 828

    1. Questions to start with
    2. What are my educational options?
  809. PG. 829

    1. What educational options do I have while I’m on probation or parole?
  810. PG. 830

    1. What educational options do I have while I’m incarcerated?
  811. PG. 831

    1. What educational options do I have while I’m incarcerated?
    2. Practical tips for Applying to School
  812. PG. 832

    1. What important documents will I need to continue my education?
    2. What are “immunization/vaccination records” and why do I need them?
    3. How to locate your immunization/vaccination records
    4. What should I do if I can't find my immunization/vaccination records?
  813. PG. 833

    1. SETTING YOUR EDUCATIONAL GOALS
    2. Some questions for you to think about on your personal educational journey
    3. What are your short-term and long-term educational goals?
    4. What practical considerations do you need to take into account?
    5. What type of job do you want?
  814. PG. 834

    1. What skills, training, and job experience do you already have?
    2. What are your interests?
    3. What natural talents do you have? What are you good at?
    4. Does the job or career you are interested in have restrictions against people with criminal records?
    5. What are the jobs that have legal restrictions for people with criminal records?
  815. PG. 835

    1. What is a professional/occupational license and what does it require?
    2. What kinds of jobs require a professional/occupational license?
    3. What type of skills or education could help you get the job you want?
  816. PG. 836

    1. How your criminal record and incarceration may affect your educational goals
    2. If I am still incarcerated. what barriers might I face in pursuing my education?
  817. PG. 837

    1. If I am under federal, state, or county supervision, what barriers might I face?
  818. PG. 838

    1. I am required to register as a sex offender. How this will affect going back to school?
    2. If I have completed my sentence, and I’m off supervision, what barriers might I still face?
  819. PG. 839

    1. How to choose the educational path that meets your specific educational goals
    2. Once everything is considered, how do I start finding the educational program that is right for me?
  820. PG. 840

    1. Can I be denied acceptance to an educational program or institution because of my criminal history?
  821. PG. 841

    1. Do I need to disclose my juvenile record when applying to different educational programs?
  822. PG. 842

    1. figuring out YOUR CURRENT EDUCATIONal LEVEL
  823. PG. 843

    1. figuring out YOUR CURRENT EDUCATIONal LEVEL
    2. What is an “educational assessment”? Why do I need one?
    3. How do I get an educational assessment?
    4. Where do I go for a placement test?
  824. PG. 844

    1. Learning challenges and special needs
    2. What does it mean to have a learning challenge or special need?
    3. How do I find out if I have a learning challenge?
  825. PG. 845

    1. LEARNING THE EDUCATIONAL LANDSCAPE
  826. PG. 846

    1. LEARNING THE EDUCATIONAL LANDSCAPE
    2. Adult Basic Education (ABE)
    3. What is ABE? How can it help me?
    4. How much do ABE classes cost?
    5. How do I get into ABE classes?
  827. PG. 847

    1. High School Credentials
    2. I’m ready for high school-level work. What are my options?
  828. PG. 848

    1. General Educational Development (GED) Tests
    2. What are GED tests? How can they help me?
    3. Am I eligible to take a GED test to earn my California High School Equivalency Certificate (CAHSEC)?
    4. How long will it take to earn my CAHSEC?
    5. How much will it cost to earn my CAHSEC?
  829. PG. 849

    1. How do I prepare for the GED test?
  830. PG. 850

    1. I’m ready to take a GED test. how do I sign up?
  831. PG. 851

    1. I’m ready to take a GED test. how do I sign up?
    2. Adult High School Diploma Programs
  832. PG. 852

    1. What is an adult high school diploma program? How can it help me?
    2. How much time will it take to earn my high school diploma?
    3. How much money will it cost to earn my high school diploma through a program?
  833. PG. 853

    1. How do I find and enroll in a high school diploma program?
  834. PG. 854

    1. Higher education overview
    2. What is higher education?
    3. Career & Technical Education (CTE) Programs
    4. What is Career and Technical Education?
    5. How can a CTE program help me?
  835. PG. 855

    1. How much money will it cost to earn a CTE certificate?
  836. PG. 856

    1. How do I find CTE programs?
  837. PG. 857

    1. How do I choose a CTE program?
    2. How do I enroll in a CTE program?
    3. College & university academic degrees
  838. PG. 858

    1. Is going to college the right choice for me?
    2. What are the different kinds of academic degrees?
    3. Associate Degree Programs
    4. What is an associate degree?
  839. PG. 859

    1. What are some of the advantages of pursuing an Associate Degree?
    2. What types of Associate Degrees are there?
    3. How can I decide if an Associate Degree is right for me, and which type I should get?
    4. How much will it cost to earn an Associate Degree?
  840. PG. 860

    1. How do I find an Associate Degree program?
    2. Bachelor’s Degree Programs
    3. What is a bachelor’s degree? How can it help me?
  841. PG. 861

    1. What types of Bachelor’s degrees are there?
    2. How much will it cost to earn a Bachelor’s degree?
    3. How do I find a Bachelor’s degree program?
  842. PG. 862

    1. Applying to college
  843. PG. 863

    1. Applying to college
  844. PG. 864

    1. Applying to college
    2. What will I need to apply for college?
    3. How much does it cost to take these tests?
    4. How do I sign up for these tests?
  845. PG. 865

    1. How do I prepare for the SAT or the ACT?
    2. Earning & transferring college credits—good options if you are incarcerated
  846. PG. 866

    1. How can I find out if my credits will transfer?
    2. How do I transfer my credits?
    3. Distance education
    4. What is Distance Education?
    5. How do the two types of distance education work?
  847. PG. 867

    1. Are there benefits to distance education?
    2. What credentials can I earn through distance education?
    3. How do I find and enroll in a distance education program?
  848. PG. 868

    1. How much do distance education programs cost?
    2. Correspondence courses
    3. What credentials can I earn through correspondence courses?
  849. PG. 869

    1. Are correspondence courses right for me?
    2. How do I find and enroll in a correspondence program?
  850. PG. 870

    1. Graduate academic and professional degree programs
    2. Where can I find information about graduate programs?
  851. PG. 871

    1. Paying for your education
    2. How will I pay for my education?
    3. What is financial aid?
    4. What kinds of financial aid are there?
    5. Where does financial aid come from?
    6. Federal Student Aid
    7. What kinds of federal student aid might be available to me?
  852. PG. 872

    1. Will my criminal history affect my ability to get federal student aid?
  853. PG. 873

    1. Can I get federal student aid while I’m incarcerated?
    2. Am I eligible for federal grants while I’m incarcerated?
    3. Am I eligible for federal student loans while I am incarcerated?
  854. PG. 874

    1. Am I eligible for Federal Work-Study (FWS) while I am incarcerated?
    2. Can I get federal student aid while I am on parole or probation?
  855. PG. 875

    1. How do I apply for federal student aid?
    2. What information will I need to fill out the FAFSA?
    3. When should I apply for federal financial aid?
    4. I already have student loans, can my student loans be deferred while I am incarcerated?
  856. PG. 876

    1. I was receiving federal financial aid when I was incarcerated, my loans went into default. What can I do?
    2. California State Student Aid
    3. What kinds of state-based student aid might be available to me?
    4. Cal Grants
    5. Am I eligible for a Cal Grant?
  857. PG. 877

    1. Board of Governor’s Fee Waiver (BOGFW): Free Enrollment for low-income students to california community colleges
    2. Will my criminal history disqualify me from state-based student aid?
    3. How do I apply for state-based student aid?
    4. School-Based Financial Aid
    5. What kinds of school-based aid might be available to me?
    6. Will my criminal history disqualify me from school-based aid?
    7. Scholarships
    8. What kinds of scholarships might be available to me?
  858. PG. 878

    1. How do I find and apply for scholarships?
    2. Will my criminal history disqualify me from scholarships?
  859. PG. 879

    1. EDUCATION APPENDIX
  860. PG. 880

    1. Understanding & Cleaning Up Your Criminal Record
  861. PG. 881

    1. Understanding & Cleaning Up Your Criminal Record
  862. PG. 882

    1. Understanding & Cleaning Up Your Criminal Record
  863. PG. 883

    1. Understanding & Cleaning Up Your Criminal Record
  864. PG. 884

    1. Understanding & Cleaning Up Your Criminal Record
  865. PG. 885

    1. Understanding & Cleaning Up Your Criminal Record
  866. PG. 886

    1. Understanding & Cleaning Up Your Criminal Record
  867. PG. 887

    1. Understanding & Cleaning Up Your Criminal Record
  868. PG. 888

    1. Understanding & Cleaning Up Your Criminal Record
  869. PG. 889

    1. Understanding & Cleaning Up Your Criminal Record
  870. PG. 890

    1. Understanding & Cleaning Up Your Criminal Record
  871. PG. 891

    1. Understanding & Cleaning Up Your Criminal Record
  872. PG. 892

    1. Understanding & Cleaning Up Your Criminal Record
  873. PG. 893

    1. Understanding & Cleaning Up Your Criminal Record
  874. PG. 894

    1. Understanding & Cleaning Up Your Criminal Record
  875. PG. 895

    1. Understanding & Cleaning Up Your Criminal Record
  876. PG. 896

    1. Understanding & Cleaning Up Your Criminal Record
  877. PG. 897

    1. Understanding & Cleaning Up Your Criminal Record
  878. PG. 898

    1. Understanding & Cleaning Up Your Criminal Record
  879. PG. 899

    1. Understanding & Cleaning Up Your Criminal Record
  880. PG. 900

    1. Understanding & Cleaning Up Your Criminal Record
  881. PG. 901

    1. Understanding & Cleaning Up Your Criminal Record
  882. PG. 902

    1. Understanding & Cleaning Up Your Criminal Record
  883. PG. 903

    1. Understanding & Cleaning Up Your Criminal Record
  884. PG. 904

    1. Understanding & Cleaning Up Your Criminal Record
  885. PG. 905

    1. Understanding & Cleaning Up Your Criminal Record
  886. PG. 906

    1. Understanding & Cleaning Up Your Criminal Record
  887. PG. 907

    1. Understanding & Cleaning Up Your Criminal Record
  888. PG. 908

    1. Understanding & Cleaning Up Your Criminal Record
  889. PG. 909

    1. Understanding & Cleaning Up Your Criminal Record
  890. PG. 910

    1. Understanding & Cleaning Up Your Criminal Record
  891. PG. 911

    1. Understanding & Cleaning Up Your Criminal Record
  892. PG. 912

    1. Understanding & Cleaning Up Your Criminal Record
  893. PG. 913

    1. Understanding & Cleaning Up Your Criminal Record
  894. PG. 914

    1. Understanding & Cleaning Up Your Criminal Record
  895. PG. 915

    1. Understanding & Cleaning Up Your Criminal Record
  896. PG. 916

    1. INTRODUCTION
  897. PG. 917

    1. INTRODUCTION
  898. PG. 918

    1. INTRODUCTION
  899. PG. 919

    1. INTRODUCTION
  900. PG. 920

    1. INTRODUCTION
  901. PG. 921

    1. INTRODUCTION
    2. Key Concepts for Understanding your Criminal Record & Fixing Errors—Early in Reentry
    3. What is a criminal record?
  902. PG. 922

    1. Why is it important to understand my criminal record?
    2. Types of Criminal Records
    3. RAP Sheets
    4. What is a RAP sheet and why is it important?
    5. How many RAP sheets do I have?
  903. PG. 923

    1. Why is it helpful for me to see my RAP sheet?
    2. Fixing Errors in RAP Sheets
    3. What are common errors in RAP Sheets?
    4. When can I fix the errors?
  904. PG. 924

    1. How can I fix errors in my California State (DOJ) RAP sheet?
  905. PG. 925

    1. Background Checks
    2. What is a background check?
  906. PG. 926

    1. What information cannot show up in a private background check?
  907. PG. 927

    1. What information can show up in a background check?
    2. Why is it helpful for me to see what’s in my background check?
  908. PG. 928

    1. What’s the difference between a RAP sheet and a background check?
    2. Fixing Errors in Background Checks
    3. How can I fix errors in my background check?
    4. What are common errors in a background check?
    5. What are some steps I can take to fix errors in my background check?
    6. How do I know which background check company did my background check?
  909. PG. 929

    1. Arrest Warrants
    2. What is an arrest warrant, and why is it important?
    3. What type of warrants could be on my record?
  910. PG. 930

    1. How do I find out if I have an outstanding warrant?
    2. How do I find out if I have an outstanding warrant in a federal case?
    3. How do i find out if I have a parole warrant?
    4. I found out I have an outstanding warrant. What can I do?
    5. Credit Reports
    6. What is a credit report? And what’s the difference between a RAP sheet and a credit report?
    7. Will my credit report be included in my background check?
  911. PG. 931

    1. How do I get a copy of my credit report while I’m incarcerated?
  912. PG. 932

    1. Who Has Access to your criminal record & What They Can See
    2. Who is legally allowed to see my RAP sheet?
    3. Who is legally allowed to run a background check on me?
  913. PG. 933

    1. Is there any other way that someone can see my criminal history?
  914. PG. 934

    1. GETTING COPIES OF YOUR CRIMINAL RECORDS
    2. How do I get my California State (DOJ) RAP sheet?
    3. How do I get my federal (FBI) RAP sheet?
  915. PG. 935

    1. How do I get my local (county) RAP sheet and criminal history information?
    2. How do I get a copy of my background check?
  916. PG. 936

    1. CLEANING UP YOUR CRIMINAL RECORD—Later in Reentry
    2. Why could it be helpful to “clean up” my criminal record?
    3. If I am required to register with local law enforcement because of a sex, arson, or drug conviction, how will cleaning up my record affect my registration requirement?
  917. PG. 937

    1. What information will I need to clean up my record?
  918. PG. 938

    1. What information will I need to clean up my record?
  919. PG. 939

    1. What information will I need to clean up my record?
    2. Why do I need this information for expungement?
    3. Where do I get this information for expungement?
  920. PG. 940

    1. California “Expungement” of State Convictions
    2. What is “expungement”(a dismissal) in California?
    3. What does expungement do?
  921. PG. 941

    1. What does expungement not do?
  922. PG. 942

    1. Who can see my record—even if it is expunged?
    2. Can a private employer find out about my expunged conviction?
    3. What types of convictions can be expunged?
  923. PG. 943

    1. What types of convictions can’t be expunged?
    2. Because I have a felony conviction, but never went to prison for it, can I get it expunged?
    3. Because I have a felony conviction that was sentenced to county jail under Realignment instead of state prison, can i get it expunged?
  924. PG. 944

    1. What are the different types of expungement and what do they require?
  925. PG. 945

    1. CHART: Which type of expungement am I eligible for?
  926. PG. 946

    1. CHART: Which type of expungement am I eligible for?
  927. PG. 947

    1. CHART: Which type of expungement am I eligible for?
  928. PG. 948

    1. Getting Your Conviction “Expunged”
    2. I believe I am eligible for a mandatory or discretionary expungement. How do I get one?
    3. If my conviction is eligible to be expunged automatically, how does this happen?
  929. PG. 949

    1. Because I am still on probation and need to be off to have my conviction expunged, is there anything I can do to get off early?
    2. What is the process for requesting an early release from probation so that i can pursue expungement?
  930. PG. 950

    1. Because I am still on Post-Release Community Supervision (PRCS), and need to be off to have my conviction expunged, is there anything I can do to get off early?
  931. PG. 951

    1. Reducing Felonies to Misdemeanors
    2. Which felony convictions can be reduced to misdemeanors?
    3. What is a “wobbler” and why is it important for expungement?
  932. PG. 952

    1. I want to get my felony “wobbler” expunged. What are the steps to getting it reduced to a misdeameanor so that it is then eligible for expungement?
    2. Are there penalties that will still affect me even if my felony is reduced to a misdemeanor?
  933. PG. 953

    1. What is the process for getting a felony “wobbler” conviction reduced to a misdemeanor, and then expunged?
    2. My conviction was for a felony and I was sentenced to state prison. What, if anthing, could I do to get it expunged?
    3. Proposition 47: Reclassification and Resentencing Under the New Law
    4. What is Proposition 47, and how could it help me?
  934. PG. 954

    1. What offenses does Prop. 47 reduce?
    2. Who can get Prop. 47 relief?
    3. Who cannot get Prop. 47 relief?
  935. PG. 955

    1. Who can get Prop. 47 remedies?
    2. What does Prop. 47 not do?
  936. PG. 956

    1. How does Prop. 47 change a conviction on my criminal record?
    2. Can Prop. 47 change the amount of court-ordered fines I owe?
    3. How do I get my conviction reduced under Prop. 47?
  937. PG. 957

    1. If I get my felony reduced under Prop. 47, can I also get it expunged?
  938. PG. 958

    1. Proposition 64: California’s New “Adult Use of Marijuana” Law
  939. PG. 959

    1. Proposition 64: California’s New “Adult Use of Marijuana” Law
    2. What is Proposition 64?
    3. How could Prop. 64 help me?
    4. What offenses does Prop. 64 reduce or eliminate?
  940. PG. 960

    1. Who can get Prop. 64 relief?
    2. Can I be resentenced under Prop. 64?
  941. PG. 961

    1. How do I get resentenced under prop. 64?
    2. Can I get a prior marijuana conviction reduced or removed under prop. 64?
  942. PG. 962

    1. What does Prop. 64 not do?
    2. If I get my felony reduced under Prop. 64, can I then get it expunged?
    3. What if I have a gun possession conviction, or other offense/enhancement that I would not have had without my felony marijuana conviction or sentence?
    4. Does Prop. 64 impact my federal sentence?
    5. Does Prop. 64 help with immigration consequences?
    6. Can employers located in California still drug test me even though Prop. 64 passed? Can employers refuse to hire me or fire me for using marijuana?
  943. PG. 963

    1. Certificates of Rehabilitation
  944. PG. 964

    1. Certificates of Rehabilitation
    2. What is a Certificate of Rehabilitation and how could it help me?
    3. Who can get a Certificate of Rehabilitation?
  945. PG. 965

    1. Who cannot get a Certificate of Rehabilitation?
    2. What can’t a Certificate of Rehabilitation do for me?
    3. When can I get a Certificate of Rehabilitation?
  946. PG. 966

    1. I’ve had a new conviction since my original offense? Can I still apply for a Certificate of Rehabilitation for the original offense?
    2. How do I get a Certificate of Rehabilitation?
  947. PG. 967

    1. Governor’s Pardon
    2. What is a Governor’s pardon?
    3. Who can get a Governor’s pardon?
    4. Who cannot get a governor’s pardon?
  948. PG. 968

    1. How could a Governor’s pardon help me?
    2. How can’t a Governor’s pardon help me?
    3. If I am eligible, how could I get a pardon?
  949. PG. 969

    1. If I am eligible, when could I apply for a pardon?
    2. What is the process for getting a pardon?
  950. PG. 970

    1. How do I apply for a Traditional Pardon directly from the Governor (without a Certificate of Rehabilitation)?
    2. Once I have applied for a pardon, what happens?
  951. PG. 971

    1. What happens if my pardon is granted?
    2. What can I do if my pardon is denied?
  952. PG. 972

    1. Sealing California State Adult Arrest Records
    2. What does it mean to have an arrest record “sealed” in California?
    3. What arrest records can be sealed by the court?
    4. Are there other legal requirements for getting an arrest record sealed?
  953. PG. 973

    1. When could I get my arrest record sealed?
    2. What is the process for getting my arrest record sealed?
    3. Can I seal an arrest or conviction that happened while I was a victim of human trafficking?
  954. PG. 974

    1. Sealing California State Juvenile Records
    2. What could show up in my juvenile record?
    3. Who can see my juvenile record?
    4. Who can get their juvenile records sealed?
  955. PG. 975

    1. Who cannot get their juvenile record sealed?
    2. What is the process for getting my juvenile record sealed?
  956. PG. 976

    1. Federal Expungements & Dismissals
    2. What types of federal expungement are available, and how could they help me?
    3. Who can get a federal expungement or dismissal?
  957. PG. 977

    1. I meet all of the requirements for federal expungement. What are my next steps for pursuing the expungement?
  958. PG. 978

    1. Can I get a Certificate of Rehabilitation for a federal conviction?
  959. PG. 979

    1. U.S. Presidential Pardons
    2. Who can get a presidential pardon of a federal conviction?
    3. How do I go about applying for a presidential pardon?
  960. PG. 980

    1. Understanding & Reducing the Immigration Consequence of Criminal Records
    2. How much have deportations increased under President Trump’s administration?
    3. How have U.S. immigration policies changed under President Trump?
  961. PG. 981

    1. What protections are available under California’s state laws and the local practices of “sanctuary” cities and counties in the state?
    2. Do I have any options if I pled “guilty” or “no contest” in a criminal case if I didn’t know the immigration consequences of that decision?
  962. PG. 982

    1. Are there any other ways that I can clean up my record that might help me for immigration purposes?
  963. PG. 983

    1. As a person with a record, what resources are there to help me with my immigration questions?
  964. PG. 984

    1. As a person with a record, what resources are there to help me with my immigration questions?
  965. PG. 985

    1. REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS—SEX, ARSON, & DRUG OffenseS
    2. How will cleaning up my record affect my registration requirement?
    3. Sex Registration
  966. PG. 986

    1. Arson Registration
    2. Drug Registration
    3. Will the remedy remove my registration requirement?
  967. PG. 987

    1. DNA EXPUNGEMENT
    2. What is a DNA expungement?
    3. California DNA Expungement
    4. Who can get their DNA expunged from the California database?
    5. How can I get my DNA expunged from the California database?
  968. PG. 988

    1. FBI (National) DNA Expungement
    2. Who can get their DNA expunged from the national database?
    3. Conclusion
  969. PG. 989

    1. EXPUNGEMENT APPENDIX
  970. PG. 990

    1. Legal Aid Providers In California
  971. PG. 991

    1. Legal Aid Providers In California
  972. PG. 992

    1. Legal Aid Providers In California
  973. PG. 993

    1. Legal Aid Providers In California
  974. PG. 994

    1. Legal Aid Providers In California
  975. PG. 995

    1. Legal Aid Providers In California
  976. PG. 996

    1. Legal Aid Providers In California
  977. PG. 997

    1. Legal Aid Providers In California
  978. PG. 998

    1. Legal Aid Providers In California
  979. PG. 999

    1. Legal Aid Providers In California
  980. PG. 1000

    1. Legal Aid Providers In California
  981. PG. 1001

    1. Legal Aid Providers In California
  982. PG. 1002

    1. Legal Aid Providers In California
  983. PG. 1003

    1. Legal Aid Providers In California
  984. PG. 1004

    1. Legal Aid Providers In California
  985. PG. 1005

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  986. PG. 1006

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  987. PG. 1007

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  988. PG. 1008

    1. Legal Aid Providers In California
  989. PG. 1009

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  990. PG. 1010

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    1. Legal Aid Providers In California
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    1. Legal Aid Providers In California
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  997. PG. 1017

    1. Legal Aid Providers In California
  998. PG. 1018

    1. Legal Aid Providers In California
  999. PG. 1019

    1. Legal Aid Providers In California
  1000. PG. 1020

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    1. Legal Aid Providers In California
  1002. PG. 1022

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  1004. PG. 1024

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  1020. PG. 1040

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