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  1. PG. 22

    1. The Building Blocks Of Reentry: Getting Id & Other Key Documents, Voting & Civic Participation
  2. PG. 23

    1. INTRODUCTION
  3. PG. 24

    1. INTRODUCTION
  4. PG. 25

    1. INTRODUCTION
  5. PG. 26

    1. INTRODUCTION
  6. PG. 27

    1. INTRODUCTION
  7. PG. 28

    1. INTRODUCTION
    2. What are identification documents (ID), and why are they important?
    3. Why do I need identification documents (ID)?
    4. I have a prison or jail ID. Is that enough to identify myself?
    5. What are the most important forms of ID to have?
    6. I don’t have any ID. Where and when can I start?
    7. I have used different names (“aliases”). What name is best to use on my ID?
  8. PG. 29

    1. Can I legally change my name?
    2. I am an undocumented person? Can I get official ID?
    3. I AM A TRIBAL MEMBER. CAN I GET A TRIBAL ID CARD?
    4. I believe my identity was stolen while I was incarcerated. What can I do?
  9. PG. 30

    1. Birth CERTIFICATE
  10. PG. 31

    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. 32

    1. How do I get a document “notarized”?
    2. Why do I want an “authorized, certified” copy?
  12. PG. 33

    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. 34

    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. 35

    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. 36

    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. 37

    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. 38

    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 have a SSN, but I forgot it or never knew it. How do I find out what it is?
    5. I don't think I ever got a SSN. Can I get one now?
    6. Pre-release Planning — Getting a Social Security Card While Incarcerated:
    7. Can I get a Social Security card while I am still incarcerated?
  18. PG. 39

    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. 40

    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. 41

    1. Getting A Social Security card by mail
    2. How do I get a replacement Social Security card by mail?
  21. PG. 42

    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. 43

    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. 44

    1. Pre-release Planning — Getting a California State ID or Driver License While Incarcerated
    2. I am currently incarcerated. Can I apply for a California state ID or a California Driver license?
    3. What is the CAL-ID program?
    4. In what facilities is the CAL-ID program available?
    5. Who is eligible for the CAL-ID program?
  24. PG. 45

    1. I think I am eligible for the CAL-ID program. How do I apply?
  25. PG. 46

    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. 47

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

    1. I am formerly incarcerated and want to get a CA Driver License. How do I apply?
  28. PG. 49

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

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

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

    1. Driver License Suspensions & Revocations
  32. PG. 53

    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?
  33. PG. 54

    1. What happens if my Driver License is revoked?
    2. If my license was suspended or revoked, could I get my driving privileges back?
  34. PG. 55

    1. My license was suspended in another state. Will I be able to get a California driver license?
  35. PG. 56

    1. My license was suspended in another state. Will I be able to get a California driver license?
  36. PG. 57

    1. What laws could negatively affect me if I am trying to get (or keep) a California driver license?
  37. PG. 58

    1. Does getting my criminal conviction expunged help me get my suspended or revoked driver license back?
  38. PG. 59

    1. Does getting my criminal conviction expunged help me get my suspended or revoked driver license back?
  39. 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?
  40. 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?
  41. PG. 62

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

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

    1. LIBRARY CARD
  44. PG. 65

    1. LIBRARY CARD
    2. Why would I get a library card, and what are the benefits?
    3. How do I get a library card?
  45. PG. 66

    1. Voting Rights & VOTER REGISTRATION
  46. 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?
  47. PG. 68

    1. I lost my voting rights while in prison/on state parole. How do I regain my ability to vote?
  48. PG. 69

    1. I don’t know my supervision status. How do I find out?
    2. What could happen if I voted in an election that I was not legally allowed to vote in?
    3. Registering to Vote in California:
    4. I want to vote in the next election. When is the last day I can register to vote in California?
    5. I don’t have official photo ID. Can I still register to vote?
    6. I’m homeless. Can I still register to vote in California?
    7. Since the last time I registered to vote, my address, name, political party or supervision status has changed. Do I have to re-register?
  49. 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?
  50. 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?
  51. 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?
  52. 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?
  53. 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?
  54. 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”?
  55. 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?
    3. CONCLUSION
  56. PG. 77

    1. ID & VOTING APPENDIX
  57. PG. 78

    1. CDPH Application for Certified Copy of Birth Record
  58. PG. 79

    1. A Listing of Vital Statistics Office Phone Numbers for Each State
  59. PG. 80

    1. A Listing of Vital Statistics Office Phone Numbers for Each State
  60. PG. 81

    1. A Listing of Vital Statistics Office Phone Numbers for Each State
  61. PG. 82

    1. A Listing of Vital Statistics Office Phone Numbers for Each State
  62. PG. 83

    1. Application for Replacement Naturalization/Citizenship Document, Form N-565
  63. PG. 84

    1. Application for Replacement Naturalization/Citizenship Document, Form N-565
  64. PG. 85

    1. Application for Replacement Naturalization/Citizenship Document, Form N-565
  65. PG. 86

    1. Application for Replacement Naturalization/Citizenship Document, Form N-565
  66. PG. 87

    1. Application for Replacement Naturalization/Citizenship Document, Form N-565
  67. PG. 88

    1. Application for Replacement Naturalization/Citizenship Document, Form N-565
  68. PG. 89

    1. Application for Replacement Naturalization/Citizenship Document, Form N-565
  69. PG. 90

    1. Application for Replacement Naturalization/Citizenship Document, Form N-565
  70. PG. 91

    1. Application for Replacement Naturalization/Citizenship Document, Form N-565
  71. PG. 92

    1. Application for a Social Security Card, Form SS-5
  72. PG. 93

    1. Application for a Social Security Card, Form SS-5
  73. PG. 94

    1. Application for a Social Security Card, Form SS-5
  74. PG. 95

    1. Franchise Tax Board, Identity Theft Affidavit
  75. PG. 96

    1. Franchise Tax Board, Identity Theft Affidavit
  76. PG. 97

    1. Verification for Reduced Fee Identification Card, Form DL 932
  77. PG. 98

    1. Verification for Reduced Fee Identification Card, Form DL 932
  78. PG. 99

    1. Verification for Reduced Fee Identification Card, Form DL 932
  79. PG. 100

    1. Court-Ordered Debt Payment Instructions
  80. PG. 101

    1. Court-Ordered Debt Payment Instructions
  81. PG. 102

    1. Court-Ordered Debt Payment Instructions
  82. PG. 103

    1. A Full List of Acceptable Identity & Residency Verification Documents for AB 60 “Undocumented Person” California Driver License
  83. PG. 104

    1. A Full List of Countries that Issue Consular Identification Cards (CIDs)
  84. PG. 105

    1. A Full List of Countries that Issue Consular Identification Cards (CIDs)
  85. PG. 106

    1. A Full List of Countries that Issue Consular Identification Cards (CIDs)
  86. PG. 107

    1. A Full List of Countries that Issue Consular Identification Cards (CIDs)
  87. PG. 108

    1. A Full List of Countries that Issue Consular Identification Cards (CIDs)
  88. PG. 109

    1. A Full List of Countries that Issue Consular Identification Cards (CIDs)
  89. PG. 110

    1. Notice of Motion for Judicial Review of License Denial, Form FL-670
  90. PG. 111

    1. U.S. Passport Renewal Application, Form DS-82
  91. PG. 112

    1. U.S. Passport Renewal Application, Form DS-82
  92. PG. 113

    1. U.S. Passport Renewal Application, Form DS-82
  93. PG. 114

    1. Status Information Letter for Selective Service System
  94. PG. 115

    1. Status Information Letter for Selective Service System
  95. PG. 116

    1. Status Information Letter for Selective Service System
  96. PG. 117

    1. Status Information Letter for Selective Service System
  97. PG. 118

    1. Status Information Letter for Selective Service System
  98. PG. 119

    1. Status Information Letter for Selective Service System
  99. PG. 120

    1. Status Information Letter for Selective Service System
  100. PG. 121

    1. Parole & Probation
  101. PG. 122

    1. Parole & Probation
  102. PG. 123

    1. Parole & Probation
  103. PG. 124

    1. Parole & Probation
  104. PG. 125

    1. Parole & Probation
  105. PG. 126

    1. Introduction
  106. PG. 127

    1. Introduction
  107. PG. 128

    1. Introduction
  108. PG. 129

    1. Introduction
  109. PG. 130

    1. Introduction
  110. PG. 131

    1. Introduction
  111. PG. 132

    1. Introduction
  112. PG. 133

    1. Introduction
  113. PG. 134

    1. Introduction
  114. PG. 135

    1. Introduction
  115. PG. 136

    1. Introduction
  116. PG. 137

    1. Introduction
  117. PG. 138

    1. Introduction
  118. PG. 139

    1. Introduction
    2. What is community supervision?
    3. Why is it important to know what type of supervision I am on, and the rules I must follow?
    4. What are the main types of supervision in California?
  119. PG. 140

    1. What is the difference between the state and federal systems?
  120. PG. 141

    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. 142

    1. State parole
  122. PG. 143

    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. 144

    1. When is the Post-Release Community Supervision (PRCS) vs. Parole assessment done?
    2. Before Release: Common Questions on Preparing for Parole Board Hearings and on New Laws Affecting Sentencing and Release Dates
    3. Preparing for Parole Consideration Hearings before the Board of Parole Hearings (BPH)
    4. Who has to go before the Board of Parole Hearings to be released from California state prison?
    5. Who can help me prepare for the Board of Parole hearings?
  124. PG. 145

    1. SB 260 and SB 261
    2. What are SENATE BILL 260 (SB 260) and SENATE BILL 261 (SB 261)?
    3. How can SENATE BILL 260 (SB 260) and SENATE BILL 261 (SB 261) help me?
    4. SB 394: YOUTH OFFENDER PAROLE HEARINGS FOR People Sentenced to “LWOP” (Life without the Possibility of Parole)
    5. What IS Senate Bill 394 (SB 394)?
    6. How can SENATE bILL 394 (SB 394) help me?
    7. ELDERLY PAROLE PROGRAM
    8. What IS THE ELDERLY PAROLE PROGRAM?
    9. How can THE ELDERLY PAROLE PROGRAM help me?
  125. PG. 146

    1. Proposition 57 (“Prop. 57”)
    2. What is Prop. 57?
    3. How can Prop. 57 help me?
    4. What is the Proposition 57 early parole process?
    5. AM I eligible for the Proposition 57 early parole process if I am a nonviolent third striker?
    6. How does a Proposition 57 PAROLE hearing work?
  126. PG. 147

    1. How will the Board of Parole Hearings decide whether I pass the public safety screen?
    2. What changes did Proposition 57 make to credit earning?
    3. How can I learn more about Proposition 57?
    4. SB 620: unwarranted firearm enhancements
    5. What is SENATE BILL 620 (SB 620)?
    6. How can SENATE BILL 620 (SB 620) help me?
  127. PG. 148

    1. SB 180: DRUG SENTENCING REFORM
    2. What is SENATE BILL 180 (SB 180)?
    3. How can SENATE BIILL 180 (SB 180) help me?
    4. After Release: What to Expect in Your First Days Out on State Parole
    5. What are some of my responsibilities when I first get out of state prison under state parole supervision?
  128. PG. 149

    1. What county will I be paroled to, and who decides?
  129. PG. 150

    1. Do I get any financial assistance or “gate money” from parole when I first get out?
  130. PG. 151

    1. What can I do if I don’t get my gate money?
  131. PG. 152

    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?
  132. PG. 153

    1. What can I do if I think my parole term has been miscalculated?
  133. PG. 154

    1. Getting Off State Parole
    2. Can I get off state parole early?
    3. What should happen when I reach my presumptive discharge date (PDD)?
    4. What are my rights during the presumptive discharge Date (PDD) review process?
  134. PG. 155

    1. Do I have a right to appear at the discharge review hearing before the Board of Parole Hearings (BPH)?
    2. On what basis can the BPH decide to keep me on parole past my PDD instead of letting me off early?
    3. What happens if the BPH decides to continue my parole?
    4. Can I appeal the BPH’s decision to keep me on parole past my PDD?
  135. PG. 156

    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
  136. PG. 157

    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?
  137. PG. 158

    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?
  138. PG. 159

    1. Additional Laws That Apply to All People on State Parole
    2. What other laws & restrictions apply to all people on state parole?
  139. PG. 160

    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?
  140. PG. 161

    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?
  141. PG. 162

    1. What makes a special condition of parole unlawful or invalid?
  142. PG. 163

    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?
  143. PG. 164

    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?
  144. PG. 165

    1. I have to register as a sex offender in California. How and when do I register?
  145. PG. 166

    1. Do I have to disclose all my Internet accounts and email addresses?
  146. PG. 167

    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?
  147. PG. 168

    1. What happens if my failure to register was by accident or I just forgot to register?
    2. Do I have special registration requirements as a tribal member?
    3. I am a 290 registrant. Do I have to wear a GPS tracker? For how long?
  148. PG. 169

    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?
  149. PG. 170

    1. I am a 290 registrant. Are there certain places I’m not allowed to go?
  150. PG. 171

    1. I am a 290 registrant. Are there certain places I’m not allowed to go?
    2. I am a 290 registrant. Are there places I’m not allowed to work?
  151. PG. 172

    1. I am a 290 registrant. Can the government release information about me to the public?
    2. I think I am being discriminated against or targeted because of public information about my sex offense. Is this legal?
    3. Can I get my information removed from the Megan’s Law website?
    4. I am a 290 registrant, and I am on state parole. What other special conditions of parole could apply to me?
  152. PG. 173

    1. What happens if I don’t comply with one of these conditions?
    2. I think my parole conditions are unfair or illegal. What can I do?
    3. How do I challenge my 290 sex offender registration requirement, residency restrictions, or other conditions of parole?
  153. PG. 174

    1. Special Conditions of Parole for Mentally Disordered Offenders (MDO)
  154. PG. 175

    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?
  155. PG. 176

    1. I have been found to be a MDO. Can I ask to be treated as an outpatient?
    2. Once I have been found to be a MDO, when and how often will my MDO status be reviewed?
    3. Can the Department of State Hospitals (DSH) hold me beyond my Maximum Discharge Date (MDD)?
  156. PG. 177

    1. How to Challenge State Parole Conditions
  157. PG. 178

    1. How to Challenge State Parole Conditions
    2. How can I challenge a parole condition that I believe is unlawful?
  158. PG. 179

    1. What is the legal test for finding special conditions of parole unlawful?
  159. PG. 180

    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?
  160. PG. 181

    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?
  161. PG. 182

    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?
  162. PG. 183

    1. I FILED A 602 APPEAL CHALLENGING A PAROLE CONDITION. What HAPPENS TO A PENDING 602 APPEAL IF I violate parole?
    2. How can I challenge a parole condition that I cannot follow because of a disability I have?
  163. PG. 184

    1. Transfer Locations on State Parole
  164. PG. 185

    1. Transfer Locations on State Parole
    2. I want to transfer my parole to another county in California. How can I do that?
  165. PG. 186

    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?
  166. PG. 187

    1. In general, what accommodations must Parole make for people with disabilities?
    2. 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?
    3. During a parole revocation hearing, do I have rights to accommodations for my disability?
  167. PG. 188

    1. State Parole Violations & Revocations
    2. How did Realignment Change the way parole revocation hearings work (as of July 1, 2013)?
  168. PG. 189

    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?
  169. PG. 190

    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?
  170. PG. 191

    1. When can witnesses be excused from appearing at my parole revocation hearing?
  171. PG. 192

    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?
  172. PG. 193

    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?
  173. PG. 194

    1. What is the process for appealing a decison made by CDCR?
  174. PG. 195

    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?
  175. PG. 196

    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?
  176. PG. 197

    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?
  177. PG. 198

    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?
  178. PG. 199

    1. Transferring Locations on Informal Probation
    2. How do I transfer my informal probation to a different county?
  179. PG. 200

    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?
  180. PG. 201

    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?
  181. PG. 202

    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)
  182. PG. 203

    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?
  183. PG. 204

    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?
  184. PG. 205

    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?
  185. PG. 206

    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?
  186. PG. 207

    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?
  187. PG. 208

    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?
  188. PG. 209

    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?
  189. PG. 210

    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?
    3. How can I request an accommodation or file a complaint if I feel that probation is not accommodating my disability, or if I am not getting access to probation services or programs?
  190. PG. 211

    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?
  191. PG. 212

    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?
  192. PG. 213

    1. At my probation revocation hearing, can the prosecutor (D.A.) introduce evidence obtained through an unlawful search or seizure?
  193. PG. 214

    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?
  194. PG. 215

    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?
  195. PG. 216

    1. Can I challenge a decision/action by the county superior court?
  196. PG. 217

    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?
  197. PG. 218

    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?
  198. PG. 219

    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?
  199. PG. 220

    1. Length of Federal Probation
    2. How long is my supervision under federal probation?
  200. PG. 221

    1. Can I get off of federal probation early?
    2. Could my time on federal probation be extended beyond the original sentence?
  201. PG. 222

    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?
  202. PG. 223

    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?
  203. PG. 224

    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?
  204. PG. 225

    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)?
  205. PG. 226

    1. What factors could help my request to move/transfer be approved?
  206. PG. 227

    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?
  207. PG. 228

    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)?
  208. PG. 229

    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?
  209. PG. 230

    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?
  210. PG. 231

    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?
  211. PG. 232

    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?
  212. PG. 233

    1. What discretionary conditions will I have to follow on supervised release?
  213. PG. 234

    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?
  214. PG. 235

    1. Transfer Locations on Supervised Release
  215. PG. 236

    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?
  216. PG. 237

    1. When is revocation of federal probation or supervised release mandatory?
    2. What will happen if my violation was also a new criminal offense?
    3. What are possible sanctions for an alleged violation of federal probation or supervised release?
  217. PG. 238

    1. What laws guide the court in sentencing me for my revocation of federal probation or supervised release?
  218. PG. 239

    1. Can I appeal the court’s revocation decision/action? What court has jurisdiction?
  219. PG. 240

    1. What will the judge look for when reviewing my appeal?
    2. Disabilities & Supervised Release
  220. PG. 241

    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?
  221. PG. 242

    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?
  222. PG. 243

    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. Length of Federal Parole
    4. How long will I be on federal parole?
    5. Can I get off federal parole early?
  223. PG. 244

    1. How does the U.S. Parole Commission decide whether to let me off federal parole early?
    2. If I am denied early termination of my federal parole, can I challenge the U.S. parole commission’s decision?
  224. PG. 245

    1. Conditions of Federal Parole
    2. What conditions must I follow on federal parole?
    3. General conditions of federal parole
  225. PG. 246

    1. I am on federal parole. Can I travel outside my federal parole district?
  226. PG. 247

    1. Special conditions of federal parole
    2. What special conditions could apply to me on federal parole?
    3. 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?
  227. PG. 248

    1. If I’m on parole, may I own, use or possess firearms after they are released?
    2. Can the parole commission change any of my conditions of release?
    3. After a parolee is released, may any of the conditions be changed? Can additional ones be imposed?
    4. Transferring Federal Parole
    5. Violations & Revocation of Federal Parole
    6. What could happen if I violate the conditions of my federal parole (or mandatory release)?
  228. PG. 249

    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?
  229. PG. 250

    1. May a federal parolee have an attorney at a preliminary interview and revocation hearing?
    2. Will I be in prison pending hearing?
    3. Where are the revocation hearings held?
  230. PG. 251

    1. What is the timeline of the hearing?
    2. 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?
    3. What is the hearing procedure?
    4. When is revocation mandatory?
    5. How could I be sentenced for a revocation of federal parole?
  231. PG. 252

    1. If the commission revokes parole or mandatory release, does a parolee get any credit on the sentence for the time spent under supervision?
    2. If I get my federal parole revoked, how long must I serve before the parole commission reviews my case again?
    3. Can I appeal the revocation decision by the U.S. Parole Commission?
    4. Disability Rights for People on All Types of Federal Supervision
    5. I have a disability. What rights do I have on federal probation or parole to have accommodations for my disability?
  232. PG. 253

    1. 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?
    2. CONCLUSION
  233. PG. 254

    1. PAROLE & PROBATION APPENDIX
  234. PG. 255

    1. PAROLE & PROBATION APPENDIX
  235. PG. 256

    1. General and Discretionary Conditions of California State Parole
  236. PG. 257

    1. General and Discretionary Conditions of California State Parole
  237. PG. 258

    1. California State Parole Term Lengths
  238. PG. 259

    1. California State Parole Term Lengths
  239. PG. 260

    1. Learn How To Calculate Your State Parole Discharge Date
  240. PG. 261

    1. Learn How To Calculate Your State Parole Discharge Date
  241. PG. 262

    1. State Parole (DAPO) Regional Appeals Coordinators Addresses & Phone Numbers
  242. PG. 263

    1. State Parole (DAPO) Regional Appeals Coordinators Addresses & Phone Numbers
  243. PG. 264

    1. Notice Of Arson Offender Registration Requirement
  244. PG. 265

    1. California Penal Code Sections 3000(b) & 3000.1
  245. PG. 266

    1. California CDCR Form 1515
  246. PG. 267

    1. California CDCR Form 1515
  247. PG. 268

    1. California CDCR Form 1515
  248. PG. 269

    1. California CDCR Form: Written Consent For Minor Visitation
  249. PG. 270

    1. California CDCR Form: Written Consent For Minor Visitation
  250. PG. 271

    1. California CDCR Form: Written Consent For Minor Visitation
  251. PG. 272

    1. California CDCR Form: Written Consent For Minor Visitation
  252. PG. 273

    1. California CDCR Form: Written Consent For Minor Visitation
  253. PG. 274

    1. California CDCR Form 22
  254. PG. 275

    1. California CDCR Form 22
  255. PG. 276

    1. California CDCR Form 602
  256. PG. 277

    1. California CDCR Form 602
  257. PG. 278

    1. How To File A State Writ Habeas Corpus Petition
  258. PG. 279

    1. How To File A State Writ Habeas Corpus Petition
  259. PG. 280

    1. How To File A State Writ Habeas Corpus Petition
  260. PG. 281

    1. California CDCR Form 1502
  261. PG. 282

    1. California CDCR Form 1502
  262. PG. 283

    1. California CDCR Form 1502
  263. PG. 284

    1. Transferring To Another State As a Person Required to Register as a Sex Offender
  264. PG. 285

    1. Transferring To Another State As a Person Required to Register as a Sex Offender
  265. PG. 286

    1. Interstate Compact Process Flowchart
  266. PG. 287

    1. California CDCR Form 106
  267. PG. 288

    1. California CDCR Form 106-A
  268. PG. 289

    1. California CDCR Form 106-A
  269. PG. 290

    1. California CDCR Form 1824
  270. PG. 291

    1. California CDCR Form 1824
  271. PG. 292

    1. California BPH Form 1074
  272. PG. 293

    1. California BPH Form 1074
  273. PG. 294

    1. California BPH Form 1074
  274. PG. 295

    1. California CDCR Form 611
  275. PG. 296

    1. California CDCR Form 611
  276. PG. 297

    1. California CDCR Form 611
  277. PG. 298

    1. California CDCR Form 1845
  278. PG. 299

    1. California CDCR Form 1845
  279. PG. 300

    1. California CDCR Form 1845
  280. PG. 301

    1. California CDCR Form 128C-2
  281. PG. 302

    1. California CDCR Form 128C-2
  282. PG. 303

    1. California CDCR Form 128C-2
  283. PG. 304

    1. California CDCR Form 1707
  284. PG. 305

    1. California CDCR Form 1707
  285. PG. 306

    1. California CDCR Form 1707
  286. PG. 307

    1. Selected California Formal Probation Instructions (County Specific)
  287. PG. 308

    1. Selected California Formal Probation Instructions (County Specific)
  288. PG. 309

    1. Sample Instructions for County Probation From Different Counties in California
  289. PG. 310

    1. Changing Conditions of Informal or Formal Probation
  290. PG. 311

    1. Changing Conditions of Informal or Formal Probation
  291. PG. 312

    1. Sample Instructions for PRCS from Different Counties in California
  292. PG. 313

    1. Sample Instructions for PRCS from Different Counties in California
  293. PG. 314

    1. Requesting an Accommodation for Your Disability on County-Level Probation
  294. PG. 315

    1. U.S. Department Of Justice, Federal Bureau Of Prisons (BOP) Form BP-A714.056, “Notice Of Release And Arrival”
  295. PG. 316

    1. Federal Probation/Supervised Release: Standard Conditions
  296. PG. 317

    1. Federal Probation/Supervised Release: Standard Conditions
  297. PG. 318

    1. Federal Probation/Supervised Release: Discretionary Conditions
  298. PG. 319

    1. List Of Factors Federal Judges Consider When Determining Whether To Let Someone Off Probation Early
  299. PG. 320

    1. List Of Factors Federal Judges Consider When Determining Whether To Let Someone Off Probation Early
  300. PG. 321

    1. Federal Crime Classes
  301. PG. 322

    1. Sample Certificate Of Supervised Release
  302. PG. 323

    1. Federal Supervised Release: Term Length Chart
  303. PG. 324

    1. Federal Supervised Release: Term Length Chart
  304. PG. 325

    1. Federal Supervised Release: Term Length Chart
  305. PG. 326

    1. Federal Supervision: Release Plans
  306. PG. 327

    1. Appeals to the National Appeals Board
  307. PG. 328

    1. Federal Parole: Revocation Hearings
  308. PG. 329

    1. Referrals for Parole Consideration Hearings before the BPH
  309. PG. 330

    1. Excerpt from Human Rights Watch’s “Youth Offender Parole Guide”— Checklist to Determine Who is Eligible for a Youth Offender Parole Hearing under SB 260 & SB 261
  310. PG. 331

    1. Excerpt from Human Rights Watch’s “Youth Offender Parole Guide”— Checklist to Determine Who is Eligible for a Youth Offender Parole Hearing under SB 260 & SB 261
    2. Form to Contest Disqualification by BPH as a “Youth Offender” under California Penal Code section 3051
  311. PG. 332

    1. Housing
  312. PG. 333

    1. Introduction
  313. PG. 334

    1. Introduction
  314. PG. 335

    1. Introduction
  315. PG. 336

    1. Introduction
  316. PG. 337

    1. Introduction
  317. PG. 338

    1. Introduction
  318. PG. 339

    1. Introduction
  319. PG. 340

    1. Introduction
    2. Key Terms in the Housing Chapter
  320. PG. 341

    1. Looking for & Identifying Good Housing Options
    2. What are the first steps I should take in my housing search?
  321. PG. 342

    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?
  322. PG. 343

    1. What are my housing options after release?
    2. Short-Term Housing Overview
    3. Staying with family or friends
  323. PG. 344

    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?
  324. PG. 345

    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 happens 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?
  325. PG. 346

    1. Long-Term Housing Overview
    2. Permanent Housing
    3. Special Needs Housing—Short- or Long-Term
    4. Housing for Special Needs & Populations
  326. PG. 347

    1. Women & Children
  327. PG. 348

    1. Domestic Violence Survivors
  328. PG. 349

    1. Seniors/Elders
  329. PG. 350

    1. Seniors/Elders
    2. Veterans
  330. PG. 351

    1. Substance Abuse Treatment & Recovery Housing (also called “Sober Living Environments”)
  331. PG. 352

    1. 290 Sex Offender Registrants & Residency Restrictions
  332. PG. 353

    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: The Basics
    4. Why would I be interested in living in private housing?
    5. How can I find private housing?
    6. Who is my landlord if I live in private housing?
  333. PG. 354

    1. Government-Assisted Housing: The Basics
    2. Why would I be interested in living in government-assisted housing?
    3. How can I find government-assisted housing?
    4. Who is my landlord if I live in government-assisted housing?
  334. PG. 355

    1. APPLYING For & GETTING INTO HOUSING
  335. PG. 356

    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?
  336. PG. 357

    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?
  337. PG. 358

    1. Can a private landlord refuse to rent to me because my criminal record would increase their homeowner’s insurance rates?
    2. When might I be legally protected from a private landlord discriminating against me due to my criminal record?
  338. PG. 359

    1. 2. Criminal Record Bans in Government-Assisted Housing
  339. PG. 360

    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?
    3. Can a Public Housing Authority (PHA) refuse to rent to me just because of my criminal record?
  340. PG. 361

    1. Where do I find a PHA’s rules & policies about criminal records?
    2. Chart Summarizing Criminal Record Bans in Government-Assisted Housing
  341. PG. 362

    1. Detailed Questions & Answers About Criminal Record Bans in Government-Assisted Housing
  342. PG. 363

    1. Detailed Questions & Answers About Criminal Record Bans in Government-Assisted Housing
  343. PG. 364

    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?
  344. PG. 365

    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*?
  345. PG. 366

    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*?
  346. PG. 367

    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*?
  347. PG. 368

    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?
  348. PG. 369

    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?
  349. PG. 370

    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?
  350. PG. 371

    1. Improving Your Chances Of Getting Into Government-Assisted Housing—Offering Proof Of Rehabilitation & Mitigating Factors
    2. What is “proof of mitigating factors?”
  351. PG. 372

    1. What is “proof of rehabilitation?”
    2. Do government-assisted housing programs have to consider mitigating circumstances & evidence of rehabilitation?
  352. PG. 373

    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?
  353. PG. 374

    1. If I can show the Public Housing Authority (PHA) that I really need the housing, will that help my application?
  354. PG. 375

    1. If I can show the Public Housing Authority (PHA) that I really need the housing, will that help my application?
  355. PG. 376

    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?
  356. PG. 377

    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?
  357. PG. 378

    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?
  358. PG. 379

    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?
  359. PG. 380

    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?
  360. PG. 381

    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?
  361. PG. 382

    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?
  362. PG. 383

    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?
  363. PG. 384

    1. 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?
    2. Errors in Your Background Check Report & How to Correct Them—An Overview
    3. Could there be errors in the background check/ tenant report that a housing provider runs on me?
    4. How can I correct errors in my background check/ tenant report?
  364. PG. 385

    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?
  365. PG. 386

    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?
  366. PG. 387

    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?
  367. PG. 388

    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?
  368. PG. 389

    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?
  369. PG. 390

    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?
  370. PG. 391

    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?
  371. PG. 392

    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?
  372. PG. 393

    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?
  373. PG. 394

    1. What can I expect from the review hearing? What is it like?
  374. PG. 395

    1. What rights do I have in a review hearing?
    2. What can I do if I am unhappy with the written decision by the review hearing?
  375. PG. 396

    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?
  376. PG. 397

    1. Evictions: Just the basics
  377. PG. 398

    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”
  378. PG. 399

    1. What must a “3-day notice to pay rent or quit” say?
    2. What are my options if I get a “3-day notice to pay rent or quit”?
    3. What could happen if I do not pay my rent or do not move within the 3 days?
    4. The 3-Day Notice to Perform Covenant(s) or Quit
  379. PG. 400

    1. The 3-Day Notice to Quit
    2. Service of the 3-Day Notice
    3. What could happen if my landlord takes me to court to evict me?
    4. What could happen if I ignore the summons and complaint and do nothing?
  380. PG. 401

    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?
    4. CONCLUSION
  381. PG. 402

    1. HOUSING APPENDIX
  382. PG. 403

    1. A List of PHAs in California and their Contact Information
  383. PG. 404

    1. A list of transitional housing that may accept your application while you are still incarcerated
  384. PG. 405

    1. A list of transitional housing that may accept your application while you are still incarcerated
  385. PG. 406

    1. A list of transitional housing that may accept your application while you are still incarcerated
  386. PG. 407

    1. A list of transitional housing that may accept your application while you are still incarcerated
  387. PG. 408

    1. A list of transitional housing that may accept your application while you are still incarcerated
  388. PG. 409

    1. A list of transitional housing that may accept your application while you are still incarcerated
  389. PG. 410

    1. Fact Sheet on CDCR-Funded Pre-Release Transitional Housing
  390. PG. 411

    1. Fact Sheet on CDCR-Funded Pre-Release Transitional Housing
  391. PG. 412

    1. NHLP Chart—Federally Assisted Housing Programs: Admissions For Applicants With Certain Criminal Backgrounds
  392. PG. 413

    1. NHLP Chart—Federally Assisted Housing Programs: Admissions For Applicants With Certain Criminal Backgrounds
  393. PG. 414

    1. NHLP Chart—Federally Assisted Housing Programs: Admissions For Applicants With Certain Criminal Backgrounds
  394. PG. 415

    1. NHLP Chart—Federally Assisted Housing Programs: Admissions For Applicants With Certain Criminal Backgrounds
  395. PG. 416

    1. NHLP Chart—Federally Assisted Housing Programs: Admissions For Applicants With Certain Criminal Backgrounds
  396. PG. 417

    1. Disabilities & Requesting Reasonable Accommodations on Any Housing Application
  397. PG. 418

    1. Disabilities & Requesting Reasonable Accommodations on Any Housing Application
  398. PG. 419

    1. Disabilities & Requesting Reasonable Accommodations on Any Housing Application
  399. PG. 420

    1. Sample Consent Form that Your Drug or Alcohol Treatment Program Could Use to Disclose Information About Your Treatment
  400. PG. 421

    1. Sample Consent Form that Your Drug or Alcohol Treatment Program Could Use to Disclose Information About Your Treatment
  401. PG. 422

    1. Sample Consent Form that Your Drug or Alcohol Treatment Program Could Use to Disclose Information About Your Treatment
  402. PG. 423

    1. Sample Consent Form that Your Drug or Alcohol Treatment Program Could Use to Disclose Information About Your Treatment
  403. PG. 424

    1. Sample Consent Form that Your Drug or Alcohol Treatment Program Could Use to Disclose Information About Your Treatment
  404. PG. 425

    1. Housing Owners’/Landlords’ Access to Credit Reports
  405. PG. 426

    1. Housing Owners’/Landlords’ Access to Credit Reports
    2. San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance
  406. PG. 427

    1. Filing a Complaint for Illegal Discrimination in Private Housing
  407. PG. 428

    1. Filing a Complaint for Illegal Discrimination in Private Housing
  408. PG. 429

    1. Filing a Complaint for Illegal Discrimination in Private Housing
  409. PG. 430

    1. Filing a Complaint for Illegal Discrimination in Private Housing
    2. Rural development (RD) grievance procedures
  410. PG. 431

    1. Transitional Housing Participant Misconduct Act (THPMA)
  411. PG. 432

    1. Transitional Housing Participant Misconduct Act (THPMA)
  412. PG. 433

    1. Transitional Housing Participant Misconduct Act (THPMA)
  413. PG. 434

    1. Transitional Housing Participant Misconduct Act (THPMA)
  414. PG. 435

    1. Transitional Housing Participant Misconduct Act (THPMA)
  415. PG. 436

    1. Transitional Housing Participant Misconduct Act (THPMA)
  416. PG. 437

    1. Public Benefits
  417. PG. 438

    1. Public Benefits
  418. PG. 439

    1. Public Benefits
  419. PG. 440

    1. Public Benefits
  420. PG. 441

    1. INTRODUCTION
  421. PG. 442

    1. INTRODUCTION
  422. PG. 443

    1. INTRODUCTION
  423. PG. 444

    1. INTRODUCTION
  424. PG. 445

    1. INTRODUCTION
    2. What are public benefits?
    3. What should I know about federal, state, and county benefits?
  425. PG. 446

    1. Can my criminal history limit my ability to get public benefits?
    2. Can I apply for public benefits while I’m incarcerated?
  426. PG. 447

    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?
  427. PG. 448

    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?
  428. PG. 449

    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?
  429. PG. 450

    1. Can my criminal history limit my ability to get CalWORKs?
  430. PG. 451

    1. What benefits and services can I get through CalWORKs?
  431. PG. 452

    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?
  432. PG. 453

    1. I believe my CalWORKs was wrongly denied or stopped. How do I appeal?
  433. PG. 454

    1. FOOD BENEFITS
    2. CalFresh (Food Stamps)
    3. Am I eligible for CalFresh?
  434. PG. 455

    1. Can my criminal history limit my ability to get CalFresh?
  435. PG. 456

    1. How do I apply for CalFresh?
    2. Can I apply for CalFresh while incarcerated?
    3. How do I receive my CalFresh benefits?
  436. PG. 457

    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?
  437. PG. 458

    1. Food Banks
    2. What is a food bank?
    3. Where can I find food?
    4. What is the Emergency Food Assistance Program (EFAP)?
  438. PG. 459

    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?
  439. PG. 460

    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?
  440. PG. 461

    1. HEALTH CARE BENEFITS
    2. Why should I get health care coverage (health insurance)?
    3. Covered California
    4. What is Covered California?
  441. PG. 462

    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?
  442. PG. 463

    1. When can I apply for health care through Covered California?
  443. PG. 464

    1. How do I enroll in health care through Covered California?
  444. PG. 465

    1. Can I get health care through Covered California while I’m incarcerated?
  445. PG. 466

    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?
  446. PG. 467

    1. What benefits and services can I get through Medi‑Cal?
  447. PG. 468

    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?
  448. PG. 469

    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?
  449. PG. 470

    1. I believe my Medi-Cal was wrongly denied or stopped. How do I appeal?
  450. PG. 471

    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?
  451. PG. 472

    1. How do I apply for Medicare?
  452. PG. 473

    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?
  453. PG. 474

    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?
  454. PG. 475

    1. WORK Services BENEFITS
  455. PG. 476

    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
  456. PG. 477

    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?
  457. PG. 478

    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?
  458. PG. 479

    1. How do I apply for retirement benefits?
  459. PG. 480

    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?
  460. PG. 481

    1. My retirement benefits stopped while I was incarcerated. How do I restart them?
  461. PG. 482

    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?
  462. PG. 483

    1. How do I apply for SSDI?
  463. PG. 484

    1. Can I apply for SSDI while incarcerated?
  464. PG. 485

    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?
  465. PG. 486

    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?
  466. PG. 487

    1. How SSI affects your ability to get other public benefits:
    2. Can my criminal history limit my ability to get SSI?
  467. PG. 488

    1. How do I apply for SSI?
    2. Can I apply for SSI while incarcerated?
  468. PG. 489

    1. I was receiving SSI when I entered prison or jail. What happens to it while I’m incarcerated?
  469. PG. 490

    1. My SSI benefits stopped while I was incarcerated. How do I restart them?
  470. PG. 491

    1. My SSI benefits stopped while I was incarcerated. How do I restart them?
  471. PG. 492

    1. I believe my SSI was wrongly denied or stopped. How do I appeal?
    2. Tribal Income and SSI
  472. PG. 493

    1. VETERANS’ BENEFITS
    2. Am I eligible for veterans’ (VA) benefits?
  473. PG. 494

    1. Can my criminal history limit my ability to get VA benefits?
  474. PG. 495

    1. How do I apply for VA benefits?
    2. Can I apply for VA benefits while incarcerated?
  475. PG. 496

    1. I was receiving VA benefits before I got arrested. What happens to them while I’m incarcerated?
  476. PG. 497

    1. I was receiving VA benefits before I got arrested. What happens to them while I’m incarcerated?
  477. PG. 498

    1. My VA benefits were reduced or stopped while I was incarcerated. How do I restore or restart my VA benefits?
  478. PG. 499

    1. I’m disqualified from VA benefits because of my negative discharge status. How can I have my discharge status reviewed for an upgrade?
  479. PG. 500

    1. LifeLine Cell Phone & Landline Benefits
  480. PG. 501

    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?
  481. PG. 502

    1. How do I apply for the California LifeLine program?
    2. What documents do I need to be found eligible?
    3. Can my criminal backGround limit my ability to get a California Lifeline phone?
  482. PG. 503

    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?
  483. PG. 504

    1. PUBLIC BENEFITS APPENDIX
  484. PG. 505

    1. List of County Welfare Departments in California
  485. PG. 506

    1. Cash Aid/CalFresh (Food Stamp) CSF 64 Form
  486. PG. 507

    1. Cash Aid/CalFresh (Food Stamp) CSF 64 Form
  487. PG. 508

    1. Emergency Food Assistance Program (EFAP) Certification of Eligibility – EFA-7A Form
  488. PG. 509

    1. Emergency Food Assistance Program (EFAP) Certification of Eligibility – EFA-7A Form
  489. PG. 510

    1. Covered California – Application for Health Insurance Instructions
  490. PG. 511

    1. Covered California – Application for Health Insurance Instructions
  491. PG. 512

    1. Medi-Cal Form 210a: “Supplement to Statement of Facts for Retroactive Coverage/Restoration”
  492. PG. 513

    1. Medi-Cal Form 210a: “Supplement to Statement of Facts for Retroactive Coverage/Restoration”
  493. PG. 514

    1. Medi-Cal Form 210a: “Supplement to Statement of Facts for Retroactive Coverage/Restoration”
  494. PG. 515

    1. Medicare Form: “Appointment of Representative” – CMS Form 1696 (English)/ “Nombramiento de un Representante” – CMS Form 1969 (español)
  495. PG. 516

    1. Medicare Form: “Appointment of Representative” – CMS Form 1696 (English)/ “Nombramiento de un Representante” – CMS Form 1969 (español)
  496. PG. 517

    1. Medicare Form: “Appointment of Representative” – CMS Form 1696 (English)/ “Nombramiento de un Representante” – CMS Form 1969 (español)
  497. PG. 518

    1. Medicare Form: “Appointment of Representative” – CMS Form 1696 (English)/ “Nombramiento de un Representante” – CMS Form 1969 (español)
  498. PG. 519

    1. Social Security Administration “Appointment of Authorized Representative” – Form SSA-1696-U4
  499. PG. 520

    1. Social Security Administration “Appointment of Authorized Representative” – Form SSA-1696-U4
  500. PG. 521

    1. Social Security Administration “Appointment of Authorized Representative” – Form SSA-1696-U4
  501. PG. 522

    1. Social Security Administration “Appointment of Authorized Representative” – Form SSA-1696-U4
  502. PG. 523

    1. Social Security Administration “Appointment of Authorized Representative” – Form SSA-1696-U4
  503. PG. 524

    1. Authorization to Disclose Information to the Social Security Administration - Form SSA-827
  504. PG. 525

    1. Authorization to Disclose Information to the Social Security Administration - Form SSA-827
  505. PG. 526

    1. Authorization to Disclose Information to the Social Security Administration - Form SSA-827
  506. PG. 527

    1. Authorization to Disclose Information to the Social Security Administration - Form SSA-827
  507. PG. 528

    1. Authorization to Disclose Information to the Social Security Administration - Form SSA-827
  508. PG. 529

    1. Authorization to Disclose Information to the Social Security Administration - Form SSA-827
  509. PG. 530

    1. Social Security Administration’s Checklist for Online Adult Disability Application
  510. PG. 531

    1. Social Security Administration’s Checklist for Online Adult Disability Application
  511. PG. 532

    1. Social Security Administration’s Checklist for Online Adult Disability Application
  512. PG. 533

    1. Department Of Veterans Affairs “Information Regarding Apportionment Of Beneficiary's Award” – VA Form 21-0788
  513. PG. 534

    1. Department Of Veterans Affairs “Information Regarding Apportionment Of Beneficiary's Award” – VA Form 21-0788
  514. PG. 535

    1. Department Of Veterans Affairs “Information Regarding Apportionment Of Beneficiary's Award” – VA Form 21-0788
  515. PG. 536

    1. Department Of Veterans Affairs “Information Regarding Apportionment Of Beneficiary's Award” – VA Form 21-0788
  516. PG. 537

    1. Department Of Veterans Affairs “Information Regarding Apportionment Of Beneficiary's Award” – VA Form 21-0788
  517. PG. 538

    1. Department Of Veterans Affairs “Information Regarding Apportionment Of Beneficiary's Award” – VA Form 21-0788
  518. PG. 539

    1. Department Of Veterans Affairs “Information Regarding Apportionment Of Beneficiary's Award” – VA Form 21-0788
  519. PG. 540

    1. Department of Veterans Affairs “Application for Health Benefits – VA Form 10-10EZ
  520. PG. 541

    1. Department of Veterans Affairs “Application for Health Benefits – VA Form 10-10EZ
  521. PG. 542

    1. Department of Veterans Affairs “Application for Health Benefits – VA Form 10-10EZ
  522. PG. 543

    1. Department of Veterans Affairs “Notice to Department of Veterans Affairs of Veteran or Beneficiary Incarcerated in Penal Institution – VA Form 21-4193
  523. PG. 544

    1. Department of Veterans Affairs “Notice to Department of Veterans Affairs of Veteran or Beneficiary Incarcerated in Penal Institution – VA Form 21-4193
  524. PG. 545

    1. Department of Veterans Affairs “Notice to Department of Veterans Affairs of Veteran or Beneficiary Incarcerated in Penal Institution – VA Form 21-4193
  525. PG. 546

    1. Department of Veterans Affairs “Notice to Department of Veterans Affairs of Veteran or Beneficiary Incarcerated in Penal Institution – VA Form 21-4193
  526. PG. 547

    1. Department of Veterans Affairs “Notice to Department of Veterans Affairs of Veteran or Beneficiary Incarcerated in Penal Institution – VA Form 21-4193
  527. PG. 548

    1. Department of Defense “Review of Discharge or Dismissal” – DD Form 293
  528. PG. 549

    1. Department of Defense “Review of Discharge or Dismissal” – DD Form 293
  529. PG. 550

    1. Department of Defense “Application for Correction of Military Record” – DD Form 149
  530. PG. 551

    1. Department of Defense “Application for Correction of Military Record” – DD Form 149
  531. PG. 552

    1. Department of Defense “Application for Correction of Military Record” – DD Form 149
  532. PG. 553

    1. Department of Defense “Application for Correction of Military Record” – DD Form 149
  533. PG. 554

    1. Department of Defense “Application for Correction of Military Record” – DD Form 149
  534. PG. 555

    1. Employment
  535. PG. 556

    1. Employment
  536. PG. 557

    1. Employment
  537. PG. 558

    1. INTRODUCTION: Looking for Work
  538. PG. 559

    1. INTRODUCTION: Looking for Work
  539. PG. 560

    1. INTRODUCTION: Looking for Work
  540. PG. 561

    1. INTRODUCTION: Looking for Work
  541. PG. 562

    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?
  542. PG. 563

    1. How can I prepare for employers’ questions about my criminal record?
  543. PG. 564

    1. How to present your best self
    2. How do I present my best self to an employer?
  544. PG. 565

    1. Beef up your resume
    2. How can I build up my resume?
  545. PG. 566

    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?
    5. Are there certain types of jobs I can’t have because of my criminal record?
  546. PG. 567

    1. Ace the job application
    2. How can I have a successful job application?
  547. PG. 568

    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?
  548. PG. 569

    1. Work Opportunity Tax Credits: What are they & how can they encourage employers to hire me?
  549. PG. 570

    1. Key terms in the employment chapter
  550. PG. 571

    1. KNOW YOUR RIGHTS on Employment BACKGROUND CHECKS
    2. Your rights against employers related to criminal background checks
  551. PG. 572

    1. How can employers learn about my criminal record?
    2. When can (and can’t) employers ask about my criminal record under the new Fair Chance Act (AB 1008)?
    3. My city or county already has a ban the box policy. Will the Fair Chance Act replace that policy?
    4. Is there anything an employer can’t ask about my criminal record?
  552. PG. 573

    1. If the employer uses a private company to run a background check on you
    2. Are employers legally allowed to run a background check on me?
    3. Can an employer consider my credit history?
    4. Are employers legally required to conduct criminal background checks?
  553. PG. 574

    1. Since employers are allowed to run background checks on me, do I have any legal rights in the process?
  554. PG. 575

    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?
  555. PG. 576

    1. What can I do if there is inaccurate, incomplete, or illegal information in my background check report?
  556. PG. 577

    1. What can I do if there is inaccurate, incomplete, or illegal information in my background check report?
  557. PG. 578

    1. If I am hired, can my employer run background checks on me in the future without my permission?
    2. What can I do if the employer has already received information from a background check report that it shouldn’t have received by law?
  558. PG. 579

    1. If the employer conducts an “in-house” background check
    2. How does an in-house background check work?
  559. PG. 580

    1. What rules govern California employers who run in-house checks?
  560. PG. 581

    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?
  561. PG. 582

    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?
  562. PG. 583

    1. What are my options if I believe an employer has violated one or more laws?
  563. PG. 584

    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?
  564. PG. 585

    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?
  565. PG. 586

    1. What can I do if a background check company has broken the law?
  566. PG. 587

    1. HOW EMPLOYERS CAN (& CAN’T) USE YOUR CRIMINAL HISTORY
    2. Legal and Illegal Employment Discrimination
  567. PG. 588

    1. Can employers legally discriminate against me (such as not hiring or firing me) just because of my criminal record?
  568. PG. 589

    1. What laws protect applicants from discrimination based on their criminal record?
  569. PG. 590

    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?
  570. PG. 591

    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?
  571. PG. 592

    1. Real-life situations—examples of discrimination because of criminal record & race (or other protected characteristic)
    2. Can an employer discriminate against me because of my race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or national origin?
    3. 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?
  572. PG. 593

    1. I was fired or denied employment because of my visible tattoos. Do I have any legal protections against discrimination?
    2. What can I do if I feel I was illegally discriminated against by an employer?
    3. How much time do I have to file a discrimination complaint against an employer?
  573. PG. 594

    1. What relief could I get if an employer illegally discriminated against me?
  574. PG. 595

    1. What is the difference between filing an employment discrimination complaint with the EEOC and DFEH?
  575. PG. 596

    1. How do I file a discrimination complaint with the EEOC?
  576. PG. 597

    1. What happens after I file a complaint with the EEOC?
    2. How does the investigation process work?
  577. PG. 598

    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?
  578. PG. 599

    1. Jobs & Professions Your Record Might Exclude You From
  579. PG. 600

    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?
  580. PG. 601

    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?
  581. PG. 602

    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?
  582. PG. 603

    1. Can I apply for a license while I’m still incarcerated?
  583. PG. 604

    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?
  584. PG. 605

    1. Where can I go to learn more about professional licenses?
  585. PG. 606

    1. ALTERNATIVES TO TRADITIONAL EMPLOYMENT
    2. Consider self-employment or start your own business
    3. Become an independent contractor
  586. PG. 607

    1. Join a worker-run cooperative business
  587. PG. 608

    1. Apply to work through a temp agency
    2. Get Your Foot in the Door Through Temporary Positions
  588. PG. 609

    1. HOW TO PROTECT YOUR RIGHTS IF YOU HAVE A DISABILITY
    2. Disability & reasonable accommodations in employment
  589. PG. 610

    1. What is a disability under the law?
  590. PG. 611

    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?
  591. PG. 612

    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?
  592. PG. 613

    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?
  593. PG. 614

    1. EMPLOYMENT APPENDIX
  594. PG. 615

    1. Form I-9 (Employment Eligibility Verification)
  595. PG. 616

    1. List of Workforce Development Programs in California
  596. PG. 617

    1. List of Workforce Development Programs in California
  597. PG. 618

    1. List of Workforce Development Programs in California
  598. PG. 619

    1. List of Workforce Development Programs in California
  599. PG. 620

    1. How to Present Your Best Self: Proof of Rehabilitation
  600. PG. 621

    1. How to Present Your Best Self: Proof of Rehabilitation
  601. PG. 622

    1. How to Present Your Best Self: Tips for Success in Job Interviews
  602. PG. 623

    1. Benefits for Employers: Federal Bonding Program
  603. PG. 624

    1. Benefits for Employers: Federal Bonding Program
  604. PG. 625

    1. LA Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring
  605. PG. 626

    1. LA Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring
  606. PG. 627

    1. San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance
  607. PG. 628

    1. City of Richmond, CA:“Ban the Box” Ordinance
  608. PG. 629

    1. City of Richmond, CA:“Ban the Box” Ordinance
  609. PG. 630

    1. City of Richmond, CA:“Ban the Box” Ordinance
  610. PG. 631

    1. A Summary of Your Rights Under theFair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)
  611. PG. 632

    1. A Summary of Your Rights Under theFair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)
  612. PG. 633

    1. Civil Rights Law that Governs Employers’ Hiring Decisions: Title VII
  613. PG. 634

    1. Civil Rights Law that Governs Employers’ Hiring Decisions: Title VII
  614. PG. 635

    1. Civil Rights Law that Governs Employers’ Hiring Decisions: Title VII
  615. PG. 636

    1. Civil Rights Law that Governs Employers’ Hiring Decisions:EEOC Enforcement Guidance
  616. PG. 637

    1. List of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Offices in California
  617. PG. 638

    1. List of Dept. of Fair Employment & Housing (DFEH) Offices in California
  618. PG. 639

    1. California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH):“Pre-Complaint Inquiry” Form
  619. PG. 640

    1. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Complaint Process
  620. PG. 641

    1. California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) Complaint Process
  621. PG. 642

    1. California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) Complaint Process
  622. PG. 643

    1. Professional/Occupational Licensing—Appeals Process
  623. PG. 644

    1. Professional/Occupational Licensing—Appeals Process
  624. PG. 645

    1. Alternatives to Traditional Employment: Self-Employment &Starting Your Own Business
  625. PG. 646

    1. Alternatives to Traditional Employment: Self-Employment &Starting Your Own Business
  626. PG. 647

    1. Alternatives to Traditional Employment: Becoming an Independent Contractor
  627. PG. 648

    1. Employment Rights for People with Disabilities: Exceptions Where an Employer Does Not Have to Provide a Reasonable Accommodation to an Employee
  628. PG. 649

    1. Employment Rights for People with Disabilities: Exceptions Where an Employer Does Not Have to Provide a Reasonable Accommodation to an Employee
  629. PG. 650

    1. Employment Rights for People with Disabilities: Requesting a Reasonable Accommodation for Your Disability
  630. PG. 651

    1. Employment Rights for People with Disabilities: Requesting a Reasonable Accommodation for Your Disability
  631. PG. 652

    1. Employment Rights for People with Disabilities: Sample Letter Requesting Reasonable Accommodation
  632. PG. 653

    1. Court-Ordered Debt
  633. PG. 654

    1. Court-Ordered Debt
  634. PG. 655

    1. INTRODUCTION
  635. PG. 656

    1. INTRODUCTION
  636. PG. 657

    1. INTRODUCTION
    2. What is court-ordered debt, and why do I need to know about it?
    3. I have never received anything telling me that I owe money; so I must not have any court-ordered debt, right?
    4. What are the different types of court-ordered debt?
  637. PG. 658

    1. A Basic Overview of Court-Ordered DebT RESTITUTION
  638. PG. 659

    1. A Basic Overview of Court-Ordered DebT RESTITUTION
    2. Restitution
    3. What is restitution?
  639. PG. 660

    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?
  640. PG. 661

    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”?
  641. PG. 662

    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?
  642. PG. 663

    1. What happens if I don't pay off these debts?
  643. PG. 664

    1. Does a credit report show restitution and court fines?
  644. PG. 665

    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?
  645. PG. 666

    1. Traffic fines and tickets
    2. What are traffic fines and tickets?
    3. How do I know which type of ticket I have?
  646. PG. 667

    1. What could happen if I get a new ticket?
  647. PG. 668

    1. What could happen if I don’t pay my traffic fines or if I don’t appear for my court date?
  648. PG. 669

    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?
  649. PG. 670

    1. I had a pending (unresolved) traffic ticket when I was incarcerated. What happened to it?
    2. I believe I can get my traffic tickets dismissed under Vehicle code section 41500. How do I do that?
  650. PG. 671

    1. I have debt related to a federal court case. What can I do?
  651. PG. 672

    1. TAKING CONTROL OF YOUR COURT-ORDERED DEBT
    2. How do I find out how much court-ordered debt I owe?
    3. State & Federal Restitution
  652. PG. 673

    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?
  653. PG. 674

    1. Traffic fines & fees
    2. How do I find out how much I owe in traffic fines?
  654. PG. 675

    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?
  655. PG. 676

    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?
  656. PG. 677

    1. Can my public benefit payments be garnished to pay off restitution?
    2. IF I RECEIVE AN INHERITANCE, CAN IT BE TAKEN TO PAY OFF MY RESTITUTION?
    3. The victim never claimed restitution. Do I still have to pay?
    4. The victim who was receiving my restitution payments just died. Do I still have to pay?
    5. Court fines, penalties & administrative fees
    6. How do I pay off the court fines, penalties, and administrative fees?
  657. PG. 678

    1. What might happen if I can’t pay my debt?
  658. PG. 679

    1. Traffic fines and fees
    2. How do I pay my traffic fines?
  659. PG. 680

    1. Can I go to traffic school to pay off my traffic tickets?
    2. What options do I have if I cannot pay my traffic fines?
    3. Reducing or Forgiving Court-Ordered Debt
    4. What options do I have to reduce or forgive my court-ordered debt?
  660. PG. 681

    1. CONCLUSION
  661. PG. 682

    1. CONCLUSION
  662. PG. 683

    1. Court-Ordered Debt Appendix
  663. PG. 684

    1. Inmate Inheritance Notification Form
  664. PG. 685

    1. Annual Credit Report Request Form
  665. PG. 686

    1. Annual Credit Report Request Form
  666. PG. 687

    1. Earnings Withholding Order (Judicial Council Form WG-002)
  667. PG. 688

    1. Earnings Withholding Order (Judicial Council Form WG-002)
  668. PG. 689

    1. Employee Instructions (Wage Garnishment) (Judicial Council Form WG-003)
  669. PG. 690

    1. Employee Instructions (Wage Garnishment) (Judicial Council Form WG-003)
  670. PG. 691

    1. Employee Instructions (Wage Garnishment) (Judicial Council Form WG-003)
  671. PG. 692

    1. Claim of Exemption (Judicial Council Form EJ-160)
  672. PG. 693

    1. Claim of Exemption (Judicial Council Form EJ-160)
  673. PG. 694

    1. Claim of Exemption (Judicial Council Form EJ-160)
  674. PG. 695

    1. Exemptions from the Enforcement of Judgments (Judicial Council Form EJ-155)
  675. PG. 696

    1. Exemptions from the Enforcement of Judgments (Judicial Council Form EJ-155)
  676. PG. 697

    1. Fair Debt Collection Practices & A Sample Letter to Debt Collection Agency
  677. PG. 698

    1. Fair Debt Collection Practices & A Sample Letter to Debt Collection Agency
  678. PG. 699

    1. Fair Debt Collection Practices & A Sample Letter to Debt Collection Agency
  679. PG. 700

    1. California County Court Collection Unit Contact Information
  680. PG. 701

    1. California County Court Collection Unit Contact Information
  681. PG. 702

    1. California County Court Collection Unit Contact Information
  682. PG. 703

    1. California County Court Collection Unit Contact Information
  683. PG. 704

    1. Sample Petition to Vacate Civil Assessment
  684. PG. 705

    1. Sample Petition to Vacate Civil Assessment
  685. PG. 706

    1. Sample Petition to Vacate Civil Assessment
  686. PG. 707

    1. Sample Petition to Vacate Civil Assessment
  687. PG. 708

    1. Sample Petition to Vacate Civil Assessment
  688. PG. 709

    1. Consumer Debt and Tax Law Legal Referrals
  689. PG. 710

    1. Consumer Debt and Tax Law Legal Referrals
  690. PG. 711

    1. Consumer Debt and Tax Law Legal Referrals
  691. PG. 712

    1. Consumer Debt and Tax Law Legal Referrals
  692. PG. 713

    1. Consumer Debt and Tax Law Legal Referrals
  693. PG. 714

    1. Family & Children
  694. PG. 715

    1. Introduction
  695. PG. 716

    1. Introduction
  696. PG. 717

    1. Introduction
  697. PG. 718

    1. Introduction
  698. PG. 719

    1. Introduction
  699. PG. 720

    1. Introduction
  700. PG. 721

    1. Introduction
  701. PG. 722

    1. Introduction
    2. Key Terms in the Family & Children Chapter
  702. PG. 723

    1. The Impact of a Criminal Record on a Legal Case About Your Child or Grandchild
  703. PG. 724

    1. The Impact of a Criminal Record on a Legal Case About Your Child or Grandchild
  704. PG. 725

    1. The Impact of a Criminal Record on a Legal Case About Your Child or Grandchild
    2. What is a criminal record?
    3. How will my criminal record impact my ability to reconnect with my child or grandchild?
  705. PG. 726

    1. Are there any convictions that will automatically ban me from reconnecting with my child or grandchild?
  706. PG. 727

    1. The Rights of Parents & Grandparents
    2. Any Automatic Rights?
    3. Do I automatically have a right to care for my child or grandchild?
  707. PG. 728

    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?
  708. PG. 729

    1. Defining Custody & Visitation
  709. PG. 730

    1. Defining Custody & Visitation
  710. PG. 731

    1. Defining Custody & Visitation
  711. PG. 732

    1. Defining Custody & Visitation
    2. What do custody and visitation have to do with my reentry?
    3. Custody
    4. What does custody mean?
  712. PG. 733

    1. What do legal and physical custody arrangements look like in real life?
    2. Visitation
    3. What does visitation mean?
  713. PG. 734

    1. What do visitation arrangements look like in real life?
  714. PG. 735

    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?
  715. PG. 736

    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?
  716. PG. 737

    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?
  717. PG. 738

    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?
  718. PG. 739

    1. The Three Courts that Handle Family MATTERS & Navigating Them
  719. PG. 740

    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?
  720. PG. 741

    1. Where can I find the court forms I need to start a case in one of the 3 family-related courts?
  721. PG. 742

    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?
  722. PG. 743

    1. I am currently incarcerated. Can I get visitation ordered with my child?
  723. PG. 744

    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?
  724. PG. 745

    1. Are there any convictions that will automatically ban me from reconnecting with my child or grandchild in family court?
  725. PG. 746

    1. What can I show the family court judge that custody or visitation with me is in the “best interest of the child”?
  726. PG. 747

    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?
  727. PG. 748

    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?
  728. PG. 749

    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?
  729. PG. 750

    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 show the probate court judge that custody or visitation with me is in the “best interest of the child”?
    5. What can I do to reduce the weight the judge gives my criminal record?
    6. Scenario 2: Becoming the Probate Guardian of Someone Else’s Child When You Have a Record
    7. What is a legal guardian?
  730. PG. 751

    1. Who can be a legal guardian?
  731. PG. 752

    1. How can my criminal record affect my chances of being appointed as a guardian in probate court for someone else’s child?
    2. What can I do to show the probate court judge that custody or visitation with me is in the “best interest of the child”?
    3. What are some alternatives to becoming a guardian through the probate court?
  732. PG. 753

    1. How could the probate court help me financially take care of someone else’s child?
  733. PG. 754

    1. CARING FOR ADULTS: Becoming the Probate CONSERVATOR FOR AN ELDERLY OR DISABLED PERSON When You Have a Record
    2. What is a conservatorship?
    3. How do i become a loved one’s conservator?
    4. Can I be a loved one’s conservator if i have a criminal record?
  734. PG. 755

    1. Juvenile dependency court
    2. What is juvenile dependency court?
  735. PG. 756

    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?
  736. PG. 757

    1. How will a dependency court judge decide if I get custody or visitation with my child?
  737. PG. 758

    1. Are there any convictions that will automatically ban me from reconnecting with my child in dependency court?
    2. My parental rights were terminated while I was incarcerated. What can I do?
    3. My child was placed in foster care while i was incarcerated. what can i do to reconnect?
  738. PG. 759

    1. What can I show the dependency court judge that custody or visitation with me is in the “best interest of the child”?
  739. PG. 760

    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?
  740. PG. 761

    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?
  741. PG. 762

    1. What is the background check process for potential foster parents?
    2. Becoming a Guardian with a Record through Dependency Court
    3. What is a juvenile court guardianship?
  742. PG. 763

    1. Who can be a child’s legal guardian in dependency court?
    2. How could my criminal record affect my ability to be appointed as the child’s guardian in dependency court?
  743. PG. 764

    1. Juvenile Deliquency Court: Just the Basics
  744. PG. 765

    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?
  745. PG. 766

    1. Could my criminal record affect my child’s case in juvenile delinquency court?
  746. PG. 767

    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?
  747. PG. 768

    1. I have a felony conviction that automatically bans me from adopting a child. can record clearing remedies help me adopt?
    2. My child was adopted out while I was incarcerated. What can I do to reconnect?
  748. PG. 769

    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?
  749. PG. 770

    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?
  750. PG. 771

    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?
  751. PG. 772

    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?
  752. PG. 773

    1. How do I establish parentage?
    2. Can i establish my parentage in court while i am incarcerated?
  753. PG. 774

    1. Ending a Marriage or Domestic Partnership (Divorce & Separation)
  754. PG. 775

    1. Can I end a marriage or domestic partnership while I am incarcerated?
  755. PG. 776

    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?
  756. PG. 777

    1. Managing & Navigating Spousal & Child Support
  757. PG. 778

    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?
  758. PG. 779

    1. Who receives my child support payments?
    2. How will owing child support affect my reentry?
  759. PG. 780

    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?
  760. PG. 781

    1. Will my child support payments automatically begin when I am released from prison or jail?
    2. How do I make child support payments?
  761. PG. 782

    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?
  762. PG. 783

    1. I am formerly incarcerated and owe money for past, overdue child support payments (“arrears”). How can I change these arrears?
  763. PG. 784

    1. I am formerly incarcerated and owe money for past, overdue child support payments (“arrears”). How can I change these arrears?
  764. PG. 785

    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?
  765. PG. 786

    1. Can I discharge my child support arrears by filing for bankruptcy?
    2. I receive public benefits. Can a portion of my public benefits be taken to pay for child support?
  766. PG. 787

    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?
  767. PG. 788

    1. Spousal Support Debt
  768. PG. 789

    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?
  769. PG. 790

    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)?
  770. PG. 791

    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?
  771. PG. 792

    1. Requesting spousal support payments
    2. Can I ask for spousal support while I am incarcerated?
  772. PG. 793

    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?
  773. PG. 794

    1. CHART: Different types of domestic violence restraining orders
    2. What can a restraining order do?
  774. PG. 795

    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?
    5. Conclusion
  775. PG. 796

    1. FAMILY & CHILDREN APPENDIX
  776. PG. 797

    1. Finding Help: Your Local Family Court, Family Law Facilitator, & Child Support Agencies
  777. PG. 798

    1. Procedures for Family Court Mediation
  778. PG. 799

    1. Procedures to Begin or Join a Family Court Case about Custody and/or Visitation
  779. PG. 800

    1. Procedures to Begin or Join a Family Court Case about Custody and/or Visitation
  780. PG. 801

    1. Additional Information about De Facto Parents Status
  781. PG. 802

    1. Additional Information about De Facto Parents Status
  782. PG. 803

    1. Resources by Legal Services for Prisoners with Children (LSPC)
  783. PG. 804

    1. 388 Petitions: Basic Information
  784. PG. 805

    1. More Information On The Juvenile Delinquency Process
  785. PG. 806

    1. More Information On The Juvenile Delinquency Process
  786. PG. 807

    1. More Information On The Juvenile Delinquency Process
  787. PG. 808

    1. More Information On The Juvenile Delinquency Process
  788. PG. 809

    1. More Information On The Juvenile Delinquency Process
  789. PG. 810

    1. More Information On The Juvenile Delinquency Process
  790. PG. 811

    1. More Information On The Juvenile Delinquency Process
  791. PG. 812

    1. More Information On The Juvenile Delinquency Process
  792. PG. 813

    1. More Information On The Juvenile Delinquency Process
  793. PG. 814

    1. Mothering While You Are Incarcerated
  794. PG. 815

    1. Mothering While You Are Incarcerated
  795. PG. 816

    1. Mothering While You Are Incarcerated
  796. PG. 817

    1. Mothering While You Are Incarcerated
  797. PG. 818

    1. List Of Non-Exemptible Crimes For Foster Parent Applicants
  798. PG. 819

    1. List Of Non-Exemptible Crimes For Foster Parent Applicants
  799. PG. 820

    1. Establishing Paternity
  800. PG. 821

    1. Establishing Paternity
  801. PG. 822

    1. Divorce or Legal Separation: Filing, Responding & Completing
  802. PG. 823

    1. Child Support Forms
  803. PG. 824

    1. Child Support Forms
  804. PG. 825

    1. Requesting Spousal Support
  805. PG. 826

    1. Requesting Spousal Support
  806. PG. 827

    1. Requesting Spousal Support
  807. PG. 828

    1. Requesting Spousal Support
  808. PG. 829

    1. Requesting Spousal Support
  809. PG. 830

    1. Requesting Spousal Support
  810. PG. 831

    1. Requesting Spousal Support
  811. PG. 832

    1. Education
  812. PG. 833

    1. INTRODUCTION
  813. PG. 834

    1. INTRODUCTION
  814. PG. 835

    1. INTRODUCTION
  815. PG. 836

    1. INTRODUCTION
  816. PG. 837

    1. INTRODUCTION
    2. Questions to start with
    3. What are my educational options?
  817. PG. 838

    1. What educational options do I have while I’m on probation or parole?
  818. PG. 839

    1. What educational options do I have while I’m incarcerated?
  819. PG. 840

    1. Practical tips for Applying to School
    2. What are “immunization/vaccination records” and why do I need them?
    3. How to locate your immunization/vaccination records
  820. PG. 841

    1. What should I do if I can't find my immunization/vaccination records?
  821. PG. 842

    1. SETTING YOUR EDUCATIONAL GOALS
    2. Creating a strong plan for your personal educational journey
    3. Step 1: Assess your background, skills and talents.
    4. Step 2: Determine which careers match your strengths and goals
    5. Step 3: Research the qualifications, education, licenses, and/or certificates your desired field requires
  822. PG. 843

    1. Step 4: Research any job barriers you may face because of your arrest or conviction history
  823. PG. 844

    1. Step 5: Set yourself up for stability and success by planning for practical needs
  824. PG. 845

    1. Step 6: Get assessed to determine your educational and learning needs
    2. Step 7: Collect identification documents and other records required for attending school
  825. PG. 846

    1. How your criminal record and incarceration may affect your educational goals
  826. PG. 847

    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?
  827. PG. 848

    1. If I am under federal, state, or county supervision, what barriers might I face?
    2. I am required to register as a sex offender. How this will affect going back to school?
  828. PG. 849

    1. If I have completed my sentence, and I’m off supervision, what barriers might I still face?
    2. How to choose the educational path that meets your specific educational goals
    3. Once everything is considered, how do I start finding the educational program that is right for me?
  829. PG. 850

    1. Can I be denied acceptance to an educational program or institution because of my criminal history?
  830. PG. 851

    1. Can I be denied acceptance to an educational program or institution because of my criminal history?
  831. PG. 852

    1. Do I need to disclose my juvenile record when applying to different educational programs?
  832. PG. 853

    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?
  833. PG. 854

    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?
  834. PG. 855

    1. LEARNING THE EDUCATIONAL LANDSCAPE
  835. PG. 856

    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?
  836. PG. 857

    1. High School Credentials
    2. I’m ready for high school-level work. What are my options?
  837. PG. 858

    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?
  838. PG. 859

    1. How do I prepare for the GED test?
  839. PG. 860

    1. I’m ready to take a GED test. how do I sign up?
  840. PG. 861

    1. I’m ready to take a GED test. how do I sign up?
    2. Adult High School Diploma Programs
  841. PG. 862

    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?
  842. PG. 863

    1. How do I find and enroll in a high school diploma program?
  843. PG. 864

    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?
  844. PG. 865

    1. How much money will it cost to earn a CTE certificate?
  845. PG. 866

    1. How do I find CTE programs?
  846. PG. 867

    1. How do I choose a CTE program?
    2. How do I enroll in a CTE program?
    3. College & university academic degrees
  847. PG. 868

    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?
  848. PG. 869

    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?
  849. PG. 870

    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?
  850. PG. 871

    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?
  851. PG. 872

    1. Applying to college
  852. PG. 873

    1. Applying to college
  853. PG. 874

    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?
  854. PG. 875

    1. How do I prepare for the SAT or the ACT?
    2. Earning & transferring college credits—good options if you are incarcerated
  855. PG. 876

    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?
  856. PG. 877

    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?
  857. PG. 878

    1. How much do distance education programs cost?
    2. Correspondence courses
    3. What credentials can I earn through correspondence courses?
  858. PG. 879

    1. Are correspondence courses right for me?
    2. How do I find and enroll in a correspondence program?
  859. PG. 880

    1. Graduate academic and professional degree programs
    2. Where can I find information about graduate programs?
  860. PG. 881

    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?
  861. PG. 882

    1. Will my criminal history affect my ability to get federal student aid?
  862. PG. 883

    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?
  863. PG. 884

    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?
  864. PG. 885

    1. Can I get federal student aid while i live in subsidized housing?
    2. How do I apply for federal student aid?
    3. What information will I need to fill out the FAFSA?
    4. When should I apply for federal financial aid?
    5. I already have student loans, can my student loans be deferred while I am incarcerated?
  865. PG. 886

    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?
  866. PG. 887

    1. California College Promise Grant (formerly the Board of Governor’s Fee Waiver): Free Enrollment for low-income students to California community colleges
    2. How do I know if I qualify for the California College Promise Grant?
    3. Will my criminal history disqualify me from state-based student aid?
    4. How do I apply for state-based student aid?
    5. School-Based Financial Aid
    6. What kinds of school-based aid might be available to me?
  867. PG. 888

    1. Will my criminal history disqualify me from school-based aid?
    2. Scholarships
    3. What kinds of scholarships might be available to me?
    4. How do I find and apply for scholarships?
    5. Will my criminal history disqualify me from scholarships?
    6. Conclusion
  868. PG. 889

    1. EDUCATION APPENDIX
  869. PG. 890

    1. List of community service organizations offering programs to improve reading and writing skills around California
  870. PG. 891

    1. List of Organizations that Provide GED Materials to Currently Incarcerated People
  871. PG. 892

    1. Policies for ACT Testing
  872. PG. 893

    1. Policies for ACT Testing
  873. PG. 894

    1. Correspondence Courses Available to Incarcerated Individuals
  874. PG. 895

    1. Correspondence Courses Available to Incarcerated Individuals
  875. PG. 896

    1. Correspondence Courses Available to Incarcerated Individuals
  876. PG. 897

    1. Correspondence Courses Available to Incarcerated Individuals
  877. PG. 898

    1. Correspondence Courses Available to Incarcerated Individuals
  878. PG. 899

    1. More Information about Eligibility for Federal Student Aid and Drug Convictions
  879. PG. 900

    1. More Information about Eligibility for Federal Student Aid and Drug Convictions
  880. PG. 901

    1. More Information about Eligibility for Federal Student Aid and Drug Convictions
  881. PG. 902

    1. More Information about Eligibility for Federal Student Aid and Drug Convictions
  882. PG. 903

    1. More Information about Eligibility for Federal Student Aid and Drug Convictions
  883. PG. 904

    1. More Information about Eligibility for Federal Student Aid and Drug Convictions
  884. PG. 905

    1. More Information about Eligibility for Federal Student Aid and Drug Convictions
  885. PG. 906

    1. Sample version of the 2015-2016Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA)
  886. PG. 907

    1. Cal Grant Eligibility (California Education Code section 69422.8 (Text)
  887. PG. 908

    1. Cal Grant Eligibility (California Education Code section 69422.8 (Text)
  888. PG. 909

    1. Cal Grant Eligibility (California Education Code section 69422.8 (Text)
  889. PG. 910

    1. Cal Grant Eligibility (California Education Code section 69422.8 (Text)
  890. PG. 911

    1. Cal Grant Eligibility (California Education Code section 69422.8 (Text)
  891. PG. 912

    1. Cal Grant Eligibility (California Education Code section 69422.8 (Text)
  892. PG. 913

    1. Cal Grant Eligibility (California Education Code section 69422.8 (Text)
  893. PG. 914

    1. Cal Grant Eligibility (California Education Code section 69422.8 (Text)
  894. PG. 915

    1. Cal Grant Eligibility (California Education Code section 69422.8 (Text)
  895. PG. 916

    1. Cal Grant Eligibility (California Education Code section 69422.8 (Text)
  896. PG. 917

    1. Cal Grant Eligibility (California Education Code section 69422.8 (Text)
  897. PG. 918

    1. Student Eligibility for the California College Promise Grant (formerly known as the Board of Governors Fee Waiver)
  898. PG. 919

    1. California College Promise Grant Application (formerly known as the Board of Governor’s Fee Waiver)
  899. PG. 920

    1. Vera Institute Fact Sheet on Building Effective Partnerships for High-Quality Postsecondary Education in Correctional Facilities
  900. PG. 921

    1. Vera Institute Fact Sheet on Building Effective Partnerships for High-Quality Postsecondary Education in Correctional Facilities
  901. PG. 922

    1. Vera Institute Fact Sheet on Building Effective Partnerships for High-Quality Postsecondary Education in Correctional Facilities
  902. PG. 923

    1. Vera Institute Fact Sheet on Building Effective Partnerships for High-Quality Postsecondary Education in Correctional Facilities
  903. PG. 924

    1. Vera Institute Fact Sheet on Building Effective Partnerships for High-Quality Postsecondary Education in Correctional Facilities
  904. PG. 925

    1. Understanding & Cleaning Up Your Criminal Record
  905. PG. 926

    1. Understanding & Cleaning Up Your Criminal Record
  906. PG. 927

    1. Understanding & Cleaning Up Your Criminal Record
  907. PG. 928

    1. Understanding & Cleaning Up Your Criminal Record
  908. PG. 929

    1. Understanding & Cleaning Up Your Criminal Record
  909. PG. 930

    1. Understanding & Cleaning Up Your Criminal Record
  910. PG. 931

    1. Understanding & Cleaning Up Your Criminal Record
  911. PG. 932

    1. INTRODUCTION
  912. PG. 933

    1. INTRODUCTION
  913. PG. 934

    1. INTRODUCTION
  914. PG. 935

    1. INTRODUCTION
  915. PG. 936

    1. INTRODUCTION
  916. PG. 937

    1. INTRODUCTION
    2. Key Concepts for Understanding your Criminal Record & Fixing Errors—Early in Reentry
    3. What is a criminal record?
  917. PG. 938

    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?
  918. PG. 939

    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?
  919. PG. 940

    1. How can I fix errors in my California State (DOJ) RAP sheet?
    2. How can I fix errors in my federal (FBI) RAP sheet?
  920. PG. 941

    1. Background Checks
    2. What is a background check?
  921. PG. 942

    1. What information cannot show up in a private background check?
  922. PG. 943

    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?
  923. PG. 944

    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?
  924. PG. 945

    1. Arrest Warrants
    2. What is an arrest warrant, and why is it important?
    3. What type of warrants could be on my record?
  925. PG. 946

    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?
  926. PG. 947

    1. Will my credit report be included in my background check?
    2. How do I get a copy of my credit report while I’m incarcerated?
  927. PG. 948

    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?
  928. PG. 949

    1. Is there any other way that someone can see my criminal history?
  929. PG. 950

    1. GETTING COPIES OF YOUR CRIMINAL RECORDS
    2. How do I get my California State (DOJ) RAP sheet?
    3. How do I GET MY DOJ RAP sheet IF I AM INCARCERATED?
  930. PG. 951

    1. How do I get my federal (FBI) RAP sheet?
    2. How do I get my local (county) RAP sheet and criminal history information?
    3. How do I get a copy of my background check?
  931. PG. 952

    1. CLEANING UP YOUR CRIMINAL RECORD—Later in Reentry
  932. PG. 953

    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?
  933. PG. 954

    1. What information will I need to clean up my record?
  934. PG. 955

    1. What information will I need to clean up my record?
  935. PG. 956

    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?
  936. PG. 957

    1. California “Expungement” of State Convictions
    2. What is “expungement”(a dismissal) in California?
    3. What does expungement do?
  937. PG. 958

    1. What does expungement not do?
  938. PG. 959

    1. Who can see my record—even if it is expunged?
    2. If I successfully obtained a dismissal under prop. 36 or penal code section 1000, do i ever have to disclose the underlying conviction?
    3. Can a private employer find out about my expunged conviction?
  939. PG. 960

    1. What types of convictions can be expunged?
    2. What types of convictions can’t be expunged?
    3. Because I have a felony conviction, but never went to prison for it, can I get it expunged?
  940. PG. 961

    1. Because I have a felony conviction that was sentenced to county jail under Realignment instead of state prison, can i get it expunged?
  941. PG. 962

    1. What are the different types of expungement and what do they require?
  942. PG. 963

    1. CHART: Which type of expungement am I eligible for?
  943. PG. 964

    1. CHART: Which type of expungement am I eligible for?
  944. PG. 965

    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?
  945. PG. 966

    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?
  946. PG. 967

    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?
  947. PG. 968

    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?
  948. PG. 969

    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?
  949. PG. 970

    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 anYthing, 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?
  950. PG. 971

    1. What offenses does Prop. 47 reduce?
    2. Who can get Prop. 47 relief?
    3. Who cannot get Prop. 47 relief?
  951. PG. 972

    1. Who can get Prop. 47 remedies?
    2. What does Prop. 47 not do?
  952. PG. 973

    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?
  953. PG. 974

    1. If I get my felony reduced under Prop. 47, can I also get it expunged?
  954. PG. 975

    1. Proposition 64: California’s New “Adult Use of Marijuana” Law
  955. PG. 976

    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?
  956. PG. 977

    1. Who can get Prop. 64 relief?
    2. Which marijuana-related offenses did not change under Prop. 64?
    3. WHAT NEW INFRACTIONS ARE CREATED UNDER PROP. 64?
  957. PG. 978

    1. Can I be resentenced under Prop. 64?
    2. How do I get resentenced under prop. 64?
  958. PG. 979

    1. Can I get a prior marijuana conviction reduced or removed under prop. 64?
    2. What does Prop. 64 not do?
    3. If I get my felony reduced under Prop. 64, can I then get it expunged?
    4. If I get my felony reduced under Prop. 64, WILL IT RESTORE MY GUN RIGHTS?
    5. 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?
  959. PG. 980

    1. Does Prop. 64 impact my federal sentence?
    2. Does Prop. 64 help with immigration consequences?
    3. 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?
    4. Certificates of Rehabilitation
  960. PG. 981

    1. What is a Certificate of Rehabilitation and how could it help me?
    2. Who can get a Certificate of Rehabilitation?
    3. Who cannot get a Certificate of Rehabilitation?
  961. PG. 982

    1. What can’t a Certificate of Rehabilitation do for me?
    2. When can I get a Certificate of Rehabilitation?
  962. PG. 983

    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?
  963. PG. 984

    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?
  964. PG. 985

    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?
  965. PG. 986

    1. If I am eligible, when could I apply for a pardon?
    2. What is the process for getting a pardon?
  966. PG. 987

    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?
  967. PG. 988

    1. What happens if my pardon is granted?
    2. What can I do if my pardon is denied?
  968. PG. 989

    1. Sealing California State Adult Arrest Records
    2. What does it mean to have an arrest record “sealed” in California?
    3. Which arrest records can be sealed by the court (under SB 393)?
    4. Which arrest records cannot be sealed (under SB 393)?
  969. PG. 990

    1. I was arrested for a crime that cannot be sealed under SB 393. Can I still try to get my arrest record sealed?
    2. When could I get my arrest record sealed?
    3. What is the process for getting my arrest record sealed?
    4. Can I seal an arrest or conviction that happened while I was a victim of human trafficking?
  970. PG. 991

    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?
  971. PG. 992

    1. Who cannot get their juvenile record sealed?
    2. What is the process for getting my juvenile record sealed?
  972. PG. 993

    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?
  973. PG. 994

    1. I meet all of the requirements for federal expungement. What are my next steps for pursuing the expungement?
  974. PG. 995

    1. Can I get a Certificate of Rehabilitation for a federal conviction?
  975. PG. 996

    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?
  976. PG. 997

    1. REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS—SEX, ARSON, & DRUG OffenseS
    2. How will cleaning up my record affect my registration requirement?
    3. Sex Registration
    4. Will the remedy remove my registration requirement?
  977. PG. 998

    1. Arson Registration
    2. Will the remedy remove my registration requirement?
    3. Drug Registration
    4. Will the remedy remove my registration requirement?
  978. PG. 999

    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?
  979. PG. 1000

    1. FBI (National) DNA Expungement
    2. Who can get their DNA expunged from the national database?
    3. Conclusion
  980. PG. 1001

    1. EXPUNGEMENT APPENDIX
  981. PG. 1002

    1. Getting Your California (DOJ) RAP Sheet
  982. PG. 1003

    1. Request for Live Scan Service (form BCIA 8016) & Instructions
  983. PG. 1004

    1. Sample Letter and Declaration for Fee Waiver—California (DOJ) RAP Sheet
  984. PG. 1005

    1. Sample Letter and Declaration for Fee Waiver—California (DOJ) RAP Sheet
  985. PG. 1006

    1. Sample Letter and Declaration for Fee Waiver—California (DOJ) RAP Sheet
  986. PG. 1007

    1. Getting Your FBI (Federal) RAP Sheet
  987. PG. 1008

    1. Getting Your FBI (Federal) RAP Sheet
  988. PG. 1009

    1. FBI RAP Sheet Request Checklist
  989. PG. 1010

    1. Fixing Errors in Your California (DOJ) RAP Sheet
  990. PG. 1011

    1. Fixing Errors in Your FBI (Federal) RAP Sheet
  991. PG. 1012

    1. Fixing Errors in Your FBI (Federal) RAP Sheet
  992. PG. 1013

    1. Fixing Errors in Your Background Check
  993. PG. 1014

    1. Fixing Errors in Your Background Check
  994. PG. 1015

    1. Sample Letter to Challenge Information in Your Background Check
  995. PG. 1016

    1. Sample Letter to Challenge Information in Your Background Check
  996. PG. 1017

    1. Sample Statement of Dispute
  997. PG. 1018

    1. Petition for Dismissal (California Expungement)
  998. PG. 1019

    1. Tips for Writing a Declaration
  999. PG. 1020

    1. Tips for Writing a Declaration
  1000. PG. 1021

    1. Tips for Writing a Declaration
  1001. PG. 1022

    1. Tips for Writing a Declaration
  1002. PG. 1023

    1. Sample Declaration
  1003. PG. 1024

    1. Tips for Gathering Letters of Support
  1004. PG. 1025

    1. Sample Letter of Support
  1005. PG. 1026

    1. Motion for Early Termination of Probation
  1006. PG. 1027

    1. Sample Motion for Early Termination of Probation
  1007. PG. 1028

    1. Sample Motion for Early Termination of Probation
  1008. PG. 1029

    1. How to Reduce Your Felony Conviction to a Misdemeanor under 17(b)
  1009. PG. 1030

    1. How to Reduce Your Felony Conviction to a Misdemeanor under 17(b)
  1010. PG. 1031

    1. How to Reduce Your Felony Conviction to a Misdemeanor under 17(b)
  1011. PG. 1032

    1. How to Reduce Your Felony Conviction to a Misdemeanor under 17(b)
  1012. PG. 1033

    1. How to Reduce Your Felony Conviction to a Misdemeanor under 17(b)
  1013. PG. 1034

    1. How to Reduce Your Felony Conviction to a Misdemeanor under 17(b)
  1014. PG. 1035

    1. How to Reduce Your Felony Conviction to a Misdemeanor under 17(b)
  1015. PG. 1036

    1. Sample Petition to Reduce Felony Conviction to Misdemeanor
  1016. PG. 1037

    1. Sample Petition to Reduce Felony Conviction to Misdemeanor
  1017. PG. 1038

    1. Resentencing & Reclassification Under Prop. 47
  1018. PG. 1039

    1. Resentencing & Reclassification Under Prop. 47
  1019. PG. 1040

    1. Resentencing & Reclassification Under Prop. 47
  1020. PG. 1041

    1. Resentencing & Reclassification Under Prop. 47
  1021. PG. 1042

    1. Resentencing & Reclassification Under Prop. 47
  1022. PG. 1043

    1. Resentencing & Reclassification Under Prop. 47
  1023. PG. 1044

    1. Changes to Criminal Penalties for Adults & Juveniles under Proposition 64
  1024. PG. 1045

    1. Changes to Criminal Penalties for Adults & Juveniles under Proposition 64
  1025. PG. 1046

    1. Proposition 64 Court Forms for Adult and Juveniles
  1026. PG. 1047

    1. Proposition 64 Court Forms for Adult and Juveniles
  1027. PG. 1048

    1. Proposition 64 Court Forms for Adult and Juveniles
  1028. PG. 1049

    1. Proposition 64 Court Forms for Adult and Juveniles
  1029. PG. 1050

    1. Proposition 64 Court Forms for Adult and Juveniles
  1030. PG. 1051

    1. Certificates Of Rehabilitation—Period Of Rehabilitation
  1031. PG. 1052

    1. Certificates Of Rehabilitation—Period Of Rehabilitation
  1032. PG. 1053

    1. Certificates Of Rehabilitation—Period Of Rehabilitation
  1033. PG. 1054

    1. Certificates Of Rehabilitation—Period Of Rehabilitation
  1034. PG. 1055

    1. Certificates Of Rehabilitation—Period Of Rehabilitation
  1035. PG. 1056

    1. Certificates Of Rehabilitation—Period Of Rehabilitation
  1036. PG. 1057

    1. Certificate Of Rehabilitation—Petition For Certificate Of Rehabilitation
  1037. PG. 1058

    1. Governor’s Pardon—Application For Traditional Pardon Directly From Governor (Without Certificate Of Rehabilitation)
  1038. PG. 1059

    1. Governor’s Pardon—Application For Traditional Pardon Directly From Governor (Without Certificate Of Rehabilitation)
  1039. PG. 1060

    1. How to Seal Your Adult Arrest Record (California State Records)
  1040. PG. 1061

    1. How to Seal Your Adult Arrest Record (California State Records)
  1041. PG. 1062

    1. How to Seal Juvenile Records
  1042. PG. 1063

    1. How to Seal Juvenile Records
  1043. PG. 1064

    1. How to Get DNA Expungement
  1044. PG. 1065

    1. Sample California RAP Sheet
  1045. PG. 1066

    1. Sample California RAP Sheet