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 (San Jose) 9:30 am
Reentry Legal Services Drop-In Clinic (San Jose)
Oct 10 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Santa Clara 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 (Richmond) 2:00 pm
Reentry Legal Services Drop-In Clinic (Richmond)
Oct 10 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 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)
Oct 11 @ 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 (San Jose) 9:30 am
Reentry Legal Services Drop-In Clinic (San Jose)
Oct 17 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Santa Clara 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 (Richmond) 2:00 pm
Reentry Legal Services Drop-In Clinic (Richmond)
Oct 17 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 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)
Oct 18 @ 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 (San Jose) 9:30 am
Reentry Legal Services Drop-In Clinic (San Jose)
Oct 24 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Santa Clara 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 (Richmond) 2:00 pm
Reentry Legal Services Drop-In Clinic (Richmond)
Oct 24 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 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)
Oct 25 @ 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 (San Jose) 9:30 am
Reentry Legal Services Drop-In Clinic (San Jose)
Oct 31 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Santa Clara 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 (Richmond) 2:00 pm
Reentry Legal Services Drop-In Clinic (Richmond)
Oct 31 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 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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