Client & Family Resources

Prison Advocacy Resources

Ella Baker Center publishes “Back to Court: A Resentencing Guide for Penal Code section 1172.1 and New Sentence Enhancement Laws in California.”

The Prison Law Office strives to improve the living conditions of California state prisoners by providing free legal services. It represents individual prisoners, engages in class action and other impact-litigation, educates the public about prison conditions, and provides technical assistance to attorneys throughout the country. The office generally does not handle criminal appeals or habeas corpus petitions challenging criminal convictions. 

Root & Rebound is a reentry advocacy center providing a Reentry Planning Toolkit and a Tribal Reentry Advocacy Guide.

Youth Services

Pacific Juvenile Defender Center provides resources for families involved in the juvenile justice system in California.


The Youth Law Center advocates to transform foster care and the juvenile justice systems across the nation.  Its website provides resources to foster youth.  

Innocence Projects

Innocence organizations provide free legal services to the wrongfully convicted and work to improve justice systems. They are independent organizations that work together. Each project is independently funded.

CDCR Resources

The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation is the main site for locating inmates and for learning about CDCR services. A few highlights: