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
Eligibility for persons with a Criminal History.
Bill and Reports
Prop 47 AB109 Grant progress
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. .
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.