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Common Ground Resource Guide for Santa Barbara County
List of local housing, food, education, legal, and other free community resources. You can also call the 211 Helpline – dial 211 from a phone for referrals to services throughout Santa Barbara County.
SBCC Transitions Program
The mission of the Transitions Program is to provide access to higher education to individuals released from the California criminal justice system, and create a smooth transition from prison to the community college.
Freedom 4 Youth
Freedom 4 Youth partners with UCSB, Santa Barbara City College, the Workforce Investment Board of Santa Barbara County, the Santa Barbara County Probation Department, and other community partners at-large, to provide both the individual and family re-entry support services and case management in a community setting. Youth are supported to define their own education and career pathway and develop an individual action plan with measurable goals for independent living and a drug-free lifestyle.
From Prison to the Academy
Article about Africana Studies professor Joy James, who spoke at UCSB on mass incarceration and higher education.
Formerly Incarcerated Student Wants To Make A “Blueprint” For Others To Pursue Higher Education
Article from UCSB's Daily Nexus about Underground Scholars programs and the path, after prison, from community college to University of California.
Corrections to College, California
Resources, news, research, and more.
College in Jail Toolkit: How to Build a Successful Partnership Between a Sheriff’s Department and a Community College
A toolkit designed to assist California’s community colleges and Sheriff’s Departments build partnerships to provide college education inside county jails.
The National Reentry Resource Center
Resources, policy, research, and webinars on reentry topics from education and employment to housing and social justice.
Prison University Project
Information and resources about prison education and reentry education programs for students. For teachers and professionals, see technical assistance under "What We Do," for training and program development opportunities.
Dignity & Power Now: Forever Rooted
Forever Rooted is DPN’s leadership development series geared towards people coming home from prison that uses listening, story-telling, and facilitation skills to amplify the leadership and empowerment of formerly incarcerated people.