Friday, January 22, 2016

FELONY? Can Prop 47 help?

The upcoming Build Your Future: Prop 47 Felony Record Change Resource Fair will be an unprecedented opportunity for you to connect to critical resources for a successful life.

Please review the following important information to know about the Resource Fair and the list of confirmed resources to-date. 

FAQS

WHAT IS PROP 47:

WHAT IS THIS EVENT:

WHEN AND WHERE IS THIS EVENT:
January 28th
Temple Beth El
3055 Porter Gulch Rd., Aptos

·         3-7pm Resource Fair

FREE:
The resource fair is free and will have dozens of services represented to provide information. There is no registration or sign-up required for clients attending the resource fair.

WHAT CLIENTS NEED TO BRING:
·         All clients should bring a Photo ID if possible
·         Clients should bring proof of public benefits (public benefits card) or other proof of low income if applicable to access reduced Live Scan fee to obtain their criminal record.  See below for more information about obtaining criminal records.

OBTAINING A COPY OF YOUR CRIMINAL RECORD FOR RECORD CHANGE:
The first step to changing one’s record is obtaining a copy of their official criminal record through the DOJ.  This service will be available at the resource fair. 

There will be 40 scholarships provided on a first come – first serve basis available to individuals with low-income who need a complete fee waiver for this service.  Thank you to Goodwill and other community partners for your sponsorship of these scholarships and Live Scan for their reduced fee agreement!

Otherwise clients will need to bring $15 and a copy of their public benefits card or other proof of low-income to access the Live Scan sliding scale fee of $15 arranged for this event. 

TRANSPORTATION:
A van will be available to transport people to and from two pick up points in Watsonville (Thank you CAB).  Please see the TRANSPORTATION SCHEDULE below and email Megan at mjoseph@unitedwaysc.org to secure someone a ride.
The event location, Temple Beth El, is also on bus line 71.

Build Your Future: Prop 47 Felony Record Change Resource Fair
Watsonville Transportation Schedule

2:30 - Watsonville Library (front entrance on Main St., Watsonville)
2:45 – Kmart (1702 Freedom Blvd, Watsonville)

3:45 – Watsonville Library (front entrance on Main St., Watsonville)
4:00 – Kmart (1702 Freedom Blvd, Watsonville)

5:00 - Watsonville Library (front entrance on Main St, Watsonville)
5:15 – Kmart (1702 Freedom Blvd, Watsonville)

PARKING:
If you are a service provider, please park at Twin Lakes Church and walk across the street to the event after setting up your table, in order to save on-site parking for clients and the community.  We appreciate it! 

MINI WORKSHOP SCHEDULE:
There will be 25-minute workshops held throughout the day on various relevant topics. 

  *   3pm - Prop 47 & Other Record Clearance Remedies: Am I Eligible?
  *   3:30pm - Prop 47 and Immigration
  *   4pm - Employment Background Checks: What Can An Employer See?
  *   4:30pm - Job Search Tools & Tips
  *   5pm - Prop 47 & Other Record Clearance Remedies: Am I Eligible?
  *   5:30pm - Prop 47 and Immigration
  *   6pm - Employment Background Checks: What Can An Employer See? 
  *   6:30pm - Job Search Tools & Tips

CONFIRMED RESOURCES:

Education
·         Cabrillo College ACE Program
·         Watsonville Aptos Adult Education

Employment
·         Community Action Board
o   Jail to Jobs and Alcance
·         Goodwill Career Center
·         Labor Ready
·         Workforce Santa Cruz County

Healthcare, Counseling and Treatment
·         Encompass Community Services
·         Janus of Santa Cruz
·         Monarch Services
·         Salud Para La Gente
·         Sobriety Works
·         Suicide Prevention Services

Public Benefits
·         Human Services Department Benefits Division
o   CalFresh, CalWORKs, Health Coverage
·         Department of Child Support Services
·         Assurance Wireless: Lifeline cell phone provider

Immigration
·         Community Action Board:
Santa Cruz County Immigration Project

Legal Services: Record Change, Court Fines, Traffic Fines etc.
·         California Rural Legal Assistance
·         Court Self Help Center & Law Library
·         Santa Cruz County Live Scan
·         Santa Cruz County Public Defender’s Office
·         Watsonville Law Center

Reentry & Community Connections
·         211
·         Barrios Unidos
·         Friends Outside
·         Motivating Individuals for Leadership in Public Advancement (MILPA)
·         Resource Center for Nonviolence
·         Santa Cruz County Speakers Bureau

Parent and Family Resources
·         Community Bridges
o   Family Resource Centers
·         Positive Discipline Community Resources
·         Positive Parenting Program (Triple P)

Housing
·         Homeless Services Center
·         Pajaro Valley Shelter Services

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