The followong are links to some helpful pages for ex-Offenders.


The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) is a Federal tax credit available to employers for hiring individuals from certain target groups, which includes ex-felons:

A new hire meets the criteria for this target group, if the individual:

  • Has been convicted of a felony; AND
  • Has a hiring date that is not more than 1 year after the conviction or release from prison.

For more information, you may go here:  http://www.doleta.gov/business/incentives/opptax/eta_default.cfm

careeronestop    Job Search help for ex-offenders: http://www.careeronestop.org/exoffender/index.aspx

State of California

Fidelity bonding services protect employers against possible theft and dishonest or fraudulent acts, and help alleviate employers’ concerns in hiring ex-offenders and at-risk job applicants.  For more information about the fidelity bonding program, please go here:  http://www.edd.ca.gov/pdf_pub_ctr/de8714ff.pdf

Orange County

logo Post-Incarceration Re-Entry
Online Resource Guide (from 2-1-1 Orange County) 

I love the resources from this website.  You can get a 72 Hour checklist that our clients can use for when they are first released as well as a transition plan.  Also, you can find other resources for such things as housing, transportation, treatment and therapy, and referrals to re-entry programs.

The public defender’s office in Orange County can guide you towards resources as well as cleaning-up your record.  They also have links to other resources that may be relevant to your needs.

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The Illumination foundation has a great program for job readiness, job placement, and financial literacy. They also have housing, healthcare, and community services such as Life Skills and Children’s Enrichment.  http://www.ifhomeless.org/ab

NTMA Training Centers     This school offers Machinist training, a career that is currently in demand both in manufacturing and aerospace industries.  They have really good placement rates and is a career to surely provide you with a solid career and income.


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Narcotics anonymous offers support for   those         wanting to overcome addiction.  You can contact     them at: 24-Hour Helpline (714) 590-2388 for a location near you.  http://www.orangecountyna.org/meetings.html

Mary’s Kitchen   A non-profit organization where you can get a free meal.  Open from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday.  A hot meal is served at 1:00 p.m.   Showers are also available until noon Monday through Saturday.                                                                                 517 W Struck Ave. , Orange, CA 92863, (714)633-0444

 Crossroads Transitional Living and A Safe Place Transitional Living

Contact Michael Cades (Facility Director) at  (714) 547-8477 and 714-466-0394




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