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
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NEW Eligibility!!! Persons currently on Parole can now vote..
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 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. .
ARC: ANTI-RECIDIVISM COALITION
ARC empowers formerly and currently incarcerated people to thrive by providing a support network, comprehensive reentry services, and opportunities to advocate for policy change.
Project Kinship aims to provide services to the reentry population. Services include both direct services and capacity training for system and community agencies. Returning Home Foundation is pleased to serve with them as members of the Prop 47 Local Advisory Committee.
PRISON POLICY INITIATIVE
Has continued to provide research and reports on the state of our prisons and jails in America. This year Returning Home Foundation with PPI and others have been named as Stake Holders in California Public Utilities. Watch for their annual “The Whole Pie” reports.
A private non-profit organization. We have partnered with them this year to support the Case Management for Young Adult Court Program that enables youth to expunge nonviolent felony charges permanently from their legal record after completing case management and education.
LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS EDUCATIONAL FUND
Provides research, publications and forums on public policy issuesand disseminates information and training
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Orange County
The name says it all. Returning Home Foundation has partnered to support the addition of a mentor supervisor for the next year. Our mission to reduce recidivism starts with prevention of involvement with the criminal justice system.
We believe 211 OC is posed to be the Virtual Doorway to Orange County. Carole Urie, Returning Home Foundation’s founder, is Vice Chair of this organization. RHF was one of the original supporters of the post incarceration portal at 211.
ACSOL THE ALLIANCE FOR CONSTITUTIONAL SEX OFFENSE LAWS.
This organization provides information to and on-going support for all Sex Registrants. They are one of our resources to provide updated information about our CA Sex Registry laws.
Like Returning Home Foundation, ACLU believes that an informed public will make good choices. We continue to support this organization in its work in Orange County.
CSPG. Study of Political Graphics
FCLCA Education Fund
Voice of OC
Laguna Food Pantry
LSPC Legal Services for Prisoners with Children