Reentry & Justice

BOSS has a variety of programs and services tailored to assist justice-involved individuals successfully reintegrate into the community, transition into stable housing, reunify with family, and develop healthy relationships. BOSS is committed to reinvesting in our target communities - 90% of our Neighborhood Safety and Reentry programs staff have lived experience.

Career Training and Employment Center (CTEC) 

CTEC provides a wealth of resources that includes education, job training, and employment services for anyone with barriers to employment, including those who have been impacted by the justice system. CTEC provides free case management, career and computer training, GED classes, mentorship and peer support, links to outside service providers, transportation assistance, college enrollment assistance/guidance and much more. CTEC has relationships with second-chance employers who hire individuals with criminal backgrounds. 

Social Justice Fellowship

The SJC Innovations Project is a cohort-based leadership development program with an emphasis on social justice, policy reform, organizing, advocacy, and education. It operates as a collaboration with Just Cities and Eastside Arts Alliance, with restorative justice principles facilitators.

Eligibility: Open to justice involved individuals or their family members in Alameda County.

Location & Hours
Eastside Arts Alliance, Oakland
Monday – Friday,  9am – 5pm
510-649-1930 x3008

FUBU (For Us By Us) 

FUBU works to reconnect justice involved individuals who are disengaged from services by providing peer support to guide them through the process of accessing needed services, including education, employment, housing, substance abuse, health care, and family reunification to promote successful reentry and reintegration. 

Eligibility: Eligible participants must be referred by Alameda County Probation Department.

Location & Hours
CTEC, 1600 San Pablo Ave, Oakland
Monday – Friday,  9am – 5pm
510-844-8221 x1604

Warm Hand Off

The BSCC Warm Hand Off (WHO) program is intended to assist any criminal-justice impacted person in obtaining resources needed to address barriers to personal self-sufficiency.  BOSS conducts need assessments and provides family reunification assistance and referrals to services provided by BOSS and outside agencies.

Eligibility: Eligible participants must be system impacted (been in prison at any time in their lives),

Location & Hours
9006 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland
Monday – Friday,  9am – 5pm

Rental Assistance 

The Rental Assistance program serves system-impacted individuals with one-time assistance to help with financial needs related to housing including move-in costs, back rent, and utilities.

Eligibility: Eligible participants must be enrolled in our WHO program and be system impacted (been in prison at any time in their lives), have an income, and be in danger of losing permanent housing or have located new housing. 

Location & Hours
9006 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland
Monday – Friday,  9am – 5pm

Hope Reentry Campus 

Hope Rentry Campus offers interim housing and onsite services for individuals returning from incarceration to reintegrate into the community, transition into stable housing, reunify with family, and attain pro-social relationships.