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AB 109 Dedicated Reentry Program Resource Guide

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Legal Services

Legal Services

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Legal Counseling/Representation

Programs that are staffed by lawyers who offer information and guidance regarding legal matters, included are lawyer referral lines and arbitration services.

Correctional Facilities

County operated facilities that are used for the secure detention of people who have been charged with violating a state law or a municipal or local ordinance. Included are juvenile detention facilities and programs that help those recently released make a successful transition to community life.

Family Law

Programs that provide assistance for people who are involved in disputes or legal actions which affect their domestic relationships. Included are rograms that provide a neutral third person who is acceptable to all parties to a dispute who facilitates discussion between the parties and aids them in making their own settlement decisions.

Housing Issues

Programs that provide information and guidance for tenants who need to know their rights and responsibilities regarding leases and rental agreements, deposits, legal eviction procedures, measures to protect themselves from unlawful or retaliatory evictions, rent withholding rights, rent control requirements, privacy rights and other issues that may be of particular interest to tenants.

Immigration

Programs that assist in filing petitions by aliens who are seeking admission to the United States. Included are programs that assist victims of certain crimes who have suffered physical or mental abuse and organizations that administer the immigration and naturalization laws.

Courts and Court Services

State trial courts located in local judicial districts that have jurisdiction in all cases in equity, cases involving title to or possession of real property, civil cases, felony and misdemeanor cases, probate and divorce matters, conciliation and domestic relations cases, adoptions, psychiatric cases, juvenile cases, homeless court cases and traffic cases as well as appeals from Justice Courts.

Probation, Parole and Juvenile Diversion

Programs that provide formal supervision of offenders released conditionally on probation or parole or confined to their homes or other venues in the community; that offer alternatives to involvement in the juvenile justice system.