returning home foundation

Welcome to returning home foundation

About Us

Our Mission



To educate and create public awareness about recidivism so that programs for previously incarcerated persons who return home can succeed. To report on sentencing, parole, probation and prison reforms and how they affect recidivism. To update information regarding legislative efforts towards those reforms and effects. To report on success of programs both pre-release and post- incarceration that correlate highly to reduction of recidivism. To report on effects of prison conditions as they relate to those efforts. To report about successful re-entry programs. Fiscal issues that prohibit success. Community support. Public safety. Myths. Collateral damage to families. Employment. And, to interact with and support groups who are actively involved with facilitating such programs. 

We believe an informed public will encourage legislators to balance public safety with smart fiscal responsibility.


Returning Home Foundation is a non-profit organization which is funded solely by tax-deductible donations of people under Section 501(c)(3) of the US Internal Revenue Code. All donations are 100% tax deductible. Tax ID 20-812335

Site Content


 Available now.



Eligibility for persons with a Criminal History.


Bill and Reports

in-person visitation

Prop 47 AB109 Grant progress


Exhibits and


   Carole Urie

   Returning Home Foundation 

   Phone: 949.494.4571 Fax: 949.252.5115


The  Re-Entry Planner and Guide is available now inside all classrooms of  the Orange County jails. The 8 page workbook is designed to be used  one-on-one to introduce the importance of thinking about returning home  to those who are still in custody. It includes some of the best ideas  from other re-entry guides with verbiage at the top of each page to  guide volunteers to encourage the inmates to write their own personal  plans - hopefully many months before going home.

Persons  providing in-custody services can contact Dominic Mejico at  949.939.4850 to let him know where you will be meeting how many booklets  you would like to have available or contact Returning Home Foundation  for additional quantities.

Returning Home  Foundation will be very happy to present a very short introduction on  its use. Booklets are great for family pre-release preparation as well. .

Let us know if you need to add to your inventory. Shipping is free.

Groups we Support


American Civil Liberties Union Foundation,   So. Cal.- Sentencing Reform


Sentencing Reform: Balance the Budget, Balance Our Priorities



Legal Services for Prisoners with Children   (LSPC)


Working   to restore rights of incarcerated and formerly-incarcerated people, 


release   people from prison & reunify people, families and communities


during   and after incarceration. Includes "Ban the Box" campaigns



Center for the Study of Political Graphics


CSPG is an educational and research archive that collects,   preserves, 


documents, and circulates political posters relating to   historical and 


contemporary movements for peace and social justice.



Californian's United for a Responsible   Budget


CURB is a broad-based coalition of over


70 organizations seeking to CURB prison spending by reducing the   number 


of people in prison and the number of prisons in the state.



Families Against Mandatory Minimums


FAMM is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization for fair and   proportionate


sentencing laws that allow judicial discretion while maintaining   public safety.



League of Women Voters Education Fund.


Provides research, publications and forums on public policy   issues 


and disseminates information and training



Orange County Re-Entry Partnership


OCREP is a critical link between community resource providers 


and the formerly   incarcerated striving to re-establish healthy, 


productive and rewarding lives.



ACSOL Alliance for constitutional Sex   Offense Laws


Dedicated to restoring civil rights for those accused and / or   convicted 


of sex crimes.



Prison Policy Initiative


A non-profit, non-partisan group that produces cutting edge   research that exposes broader harm of mass incarceration. Esp. reference: The   Whole Pie series.




2-1-1 Orange County   has partnered together with the Orange County Re-Entry Partnership, the  Returning Home Foundation, and the Orange County Sheriff’s Department to  improve access to re-entry resources in Orange County.


Contact Information

Returning Home Foundation

668 N. Coast Hwy, Suite 236, Laguna Beach, CA 92651, US

Phone:949.494.4571 Fax: 949.252.5115