Reentry project

We provide wrap-around legal services to individuals with arrest or conviction histories causing barriers to successful reintegration into society. We address the many and varied collateral consequences of criminal convictions and incarceration through legal representation across a wide array of practice areas, including:

  • Housing – evictions, housing denials, landlord/tenant issues
  • Public Benefits (CalWORKs, Medi-Cal, CalFresh, General Assistance) – denials, terminations, overpayments, sanctions
  • Suspended Driver’s Licenses & Traffic Court Debt
  • Criminal Record Remedies – “expungements,” reduction of felonies to misdemeanors, early termination of probation, record sealing
  • Employment – background checks, employment denials, occupational licensing appeals
  • Consumer – debt, credit reporting, identity theft

Reentry attorneys are available to serve clients in Alameda, Contra Costa, and Santa Clara Counties.

 

Get Legal Help

SELF-REFERRAL FORM

If you have ever been arrested or convicted of a crime and have a legal issue you would like help with, BayLegal’s Reentry unit has set up a confidential web-based referral form to quickly alert us to your needs.

[Our intake is closed between 12/14-1/4. Any forms submitted during this time will be responded to after 1/4].

Reentry Self-Referral Form

CONNECT WITH REENTRY HELP IN CONTRA COSTA AND ALAMEDA COUNTIES

If you are a resident of Contra Costa County or Alameda County, download our printable Reentry flyers for information on how to connect directly with assistance.

Contra Costa flyer

Alameda flyer

LEGAL ADVICE LINE

Call the Legal Advice Line for free legal help and referrals:

Legal Advice Line

IMPORTANT UPDATE, DECEMBER 4, 2020

The Legal Advice Line will be closed starting this Monday, December 7, 2020 until January 3, 2020.  We are closing slightly early for the holiday this year in order to perform key technological upgrades that will allow us to better serve clients in the new year.  During this time, we recommend that you use the resources at www.lawhelpca.org to find legal help based on your location and issue, or call 211.  Thank you for your patience and understanding, and we hope everyone stays safe and enjoys the holiday season.

UPCOMING LEGAL CLINICS

Bay Area Legal Aid provides monthly Know Your Rights training throughout Alameda County.

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Reentry Legal Services Drop-In Clinic (Oakland) 1:00 pm
Reentry Legal Services Drop-In Clinic (Oakland)
Apr 1 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Important Notice Concerning Clinic Availability and Public Health: In accord with COVID-19 public health advisories, all Bay Area Legal Aid services will continue to be provided virtually. Our attorneys and support staff will work to …

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Reentry Legal Services Drop-In Clinic (Richmond) 9:00 am
Reentry Legal Services Drop-In Clinic (Richmond)
Apr 7 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Important Notice Concerning Clinic Availability and Public Health: In accord with COVID-19 public health advisories, all Bay Area Legal Aid services will continue to be provided virtually. Our attorneys and support staff will work to …

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Reentry Legal Services Drop-In Clinic (Oakland) 1:00 pm
Reentry Legal Services Drop-In Clinic (Oakland)
Apr 8 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Important Notice Concerning Clinic Availability and Public Health: In accord with COVID-19 public health advisories, all Bay Area Legal Aid services will continue to be provided virtually. Our attorneys and support staff will work to …

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Reentry Legal Services Drop-In Clinic (Richmond) 9:00 am
Reentry Legal Services Drop-In Clinic (Richmond)
Apr 14 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Important Notice Concerning Clinic Availability and Public Health: In accord with COVID-19 public health advisories, all Bay Area Legal Aid services will continue to be provided virtually. Our attorneys and support staff will work to …

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Reentry Legal Services Drop-In Clinic (Oakland) 1:00 pm
Reentry Legal Services Drop-In Clinic (Oakland)
Apr 15 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Important Notice Concerning Clinic Availability and Public Health: In accord with COVID-19 public health advisories, all Bay Area Legal Aid services will continue to be provided virtually. Our attorneys and support staff will work to …

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Reentry Legal Services Drop-In Clinic (Richmond) 12:30 pm
Reentry Legal Services Drop-In Clinic (Richmond)
Apr 20 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Important Notice Concerning Clinic Availability and Public Health: In accord with COVID-19 public health guidance, Bay Area Legal Aid is canceling all “in-person” clinics until  further notice. Our attorneys and support staff will work to help …

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Reentry Legal Services Drop-In Clinic (Richmond) 9:00 am
Reentry Legal Services Drop-In Clinic (Richmond)
Apr 21 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Important Notice Concerning Clinic Availability and Public Health: In accord with COVID-19 public health advisories, all Bay Area Legal Aid services will continue to be provided virtually. Our attorneys and support staff will work to …

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Reentry Legal Services Drop-In Clinic (Oakland) 1:00 pm
Reentry Legal Services Drop-In Clinic (Oakland)
Apr 22 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Important Notice Concerning Clinic Availability and Public Health: In accord with COVID-19 public health advisories, all Bay Area Legal Aid services will continue to be provided virtually. Our attorneys and support staff will work to …

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Reentry Legal Services Drop-In Clinic (Richmond) 9:00 am
Reentry Legal Services Drop-In Clinic (Richmond)
Apr 28 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Important Notice Concerning Clinic Availability and Public Health: In accord with COVID-19 public health advisories, all Bay Area Legal Aid services will continue to be provided virtually. Our attorneys and support staff will work to …

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Reentry Legal Services Drop-In Clinic (Oakland) 1:00 pm
Reentry Legal Services Drop-In Clinic (Oakland)
Apr 29 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Important Notice Concerning Clinic Availability and Public Health: In accord with COVID-19 public health advisories, all Bay Area Legal Aid services will continue to be provided virtually. Our attorneys and support staff will work to …

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