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.

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LEGAL ADVICE LINE

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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)
Nov 7 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Alameda County residents with an arrest or conviction history: get help with housing issues, public benefits, suspended licenses and other ID issues, criminal record issues, employment issues, consumer issues, and identity theft. Drop-in hours for …

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Reentry Legal Services Drop-In Clinic (Oakland) 1:00 pm
Reentry Legal Services Drop-In Clinic (Oakland)
Nov 14 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Alameda County residents with an arrest or conviction history: get help with housing issues, public benefits, suspended licenses and other ID issues, criminal record issues, employment issues, consumer issues, and identity theft. Drop-in hours for …

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Reentry Legal Services Drop-In Clinic (Richmond) 12:30 pm
Reentry Legal Services Drop-In Clinic (Richmond)
Nov 19 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Contra Costa County residents with an arrest or conviction history: get help with housing issues, public benefits, suspended licenses and other ID issues, criminal record issues, employment issues, consumer issues, and identity theft. Drop-in hours …

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Reentry Legal Services Drop-In Clinic (Oakland) 1:00 pm
Reentry Legal Services Drop-In Clinic (Oakland)
Nov 21 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Alameda County residents with an arrest or conviction history: get help with housing issues, public benefits, suspended licenses and other ID issues, criminal record issues, employment issues, consumer issues, and identity theft. Drop-in hours for …

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Reentry Legal Services Drop-In Clinic (Oakland) 1:00 pm
Reentry Legal Services Drop-In Clinic (Oakland)
Nov 28 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Alameda County residents with an arrest or conviction history: get help with housing issues, public benefits, suspended licenses and other ID issues, criminal record issues, employment issues, consumer issues, and identity theft. Drop-in hours for …

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