National Resources

ACLU 2012 Prisoner's Assistance Directory  |  A list of of national and state-based organizations that assist prisoners and their families in various capacities.  |  Click Here to View Document

CDC Where to Write for Vital Records  |  Vital records are state-issued certificates of birth, death, marriage and divorce maintained within a central location. Each record provides proof of a particular life event and is usually considered valid for obtaining most major forms of identification at both state and federal level.  |  Click Here to View Document

Companies Who Hire Returning Citizens  |  This list is comprised of the headquarters of national companies whose official hiring practices do not automatically restrict individuals with criminal justice involvement.  |  Click Here to View Document

Health & Human Services Office of the Secretary Regional Offices |  The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Secretary provides regional oversight of all agency administered health and human services programs.  |  Click Here to View Document

Housing & Urban Development Field & Regional Offices  |  The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development oversees the Federal Housing Administration, regulates the housing industry and coordinates single and multifamily housing to ensure access to public housing by all eligible individuals.  |  Click Here to View Document

H.U.D. Regional Offices of Fair Housing & Equal Housing Opportunity  |  The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity enforces federal housing laws and establishes policies that ensure all Americans have equal access to the housing of their choice.  |  Click Here to View Document

Inside Books Project Resource Guide  |  Inside Books Project publishes a Resource Guide with helpful resources targeted to people in prison and their loved ones. |  Click Here to View Document

Local Better Business Bureaus  |  Better Business Bureaus are non-profit organizations that encourage honest advertising and selling practices.  |  Click Here to View Document

Mapping Your Future: A Guide to Successful Reentry  |  The Guide to Successful Reentry has helpful advice about housing, employment, healthcare, substance use and much more, with resources for formerly incarcerated individuals throughout the U.S.  |  Click Here to View Document

Naljor Prison Dharma Service Resource Directory for Prisoners  |  The Resource Directory for Prisoners provides inmates with access to Bible correspondence courses, Bibles and supportive Christian literature; family and reentry support; counseling and drug rehabilitation services.  |  Click Here to View Document

National Prisoner Resource List  |  The National Prisoner Resource List (NPRL) provides information about organizations that support people in prison and their loved ones. |  Click Here to View Document

State & Regional Offices of Apprenticeship  |  The U.S. Department of Labor, Department of Apprenticeship and Training provides oversight of state apprenticeship training programs.  |  Click Here to View Document

State Bar Associations  |  Bass associations provide licensure and oversight of attorneys within a particular state or geographic area. They may also provide assistance with obtaining low-cost legal services for qualified individuals.  |  Click Here to View Document

State Child Support Enforcement Offices  |  Child support programs locate noncustodial parents, establish paternity, establish and enforce child support orders, modify orders when appropriate, collect and distribute child support payments, and refer parents to other services when appropriate.  |  Click Here to View Document

State Consumer Protection Offices  |  Consumer Protection Offices offer a variety of important services. They mediate complaints, conduct investigations, prosecute offenders of consumer laws and regulate professionals, provide educational materials, and advocate in the consumer interest.  |  Click Here to View Document

State Criminal Record Repositories  |  Criminal record repositories maintain and provide access to criminal record information based on specific privacy and accessibility laws.  |  Click Here to View Document

State Department of Labor Offices  |  State Labor Departments provide direct oversight of employment, training and career exploration delivery systems for individuals entering and reentering the workforce within a specific jurisdiction.  |    Click Here to View Document

State Driver License & Identification Card Offices  |  The Department of Motor Vehicles provides information and assistance with the issuance, renewal, and suspension of state-issued driver license and identification cards.  |  Click Here to View Document

State Federal Bonding Program Coordinators  |  The Federal Bonding Program is a unique job placement tool to help job applicants get and keep a job. The program issues Fidelity Bonds and is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor.  |  Click Here to View Document

State G.E.D. Administrative Offices  |  G.E.D. Administrative Offices serve as the primary point-of-contact for identifying local G.E.D. Testing Centers and maintain and disseminate Official G.E.D. Score Reports and Certificates according to applicable law.  |  Click Here to View Document

State Higher Education Agencies  |  Higher Education Agencies provide information on state educational programs, colleges and universities, financial aid assistance programs, grants, scholarships, continuing education programs and career opportunities.  |  Click Here to View Document

State Labor Market Information Offices  |  State Labor Market Information Offices provide a wide range of labor market information from regional wages for specific occupations to statistics on employment within a specific geographic area.  |  Click Here to View Document

State Sexual Offender Registries  |  Sex offender registries maintain and coordinate the registration of individuals convicted of certain sexual offenses.  Click Here to View Document

State Substance Abuse Treatment Agencies  |  Substance abuse treatment agencies provide oversight of state-specific substance abuse treatment programs and resources while coordinating multi-level treatment efforts of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  |  Click Here to View Document

State Taxpayer Advocate Service Offices  |  The Taxpayer Advocate Service provides advocacy services to ensure that every taxpayer is treated fairly by the Internal Revenue Service while ensuring they know and understand their rights.  |  Click Here to View Document

State Vital Record Offices  |  The Office of Vital Records maintains and issues certified copies of birth, death, marriage and divorce records within a particular jurisdiction and makes them available to authorized individuals pursuant to statutory guidelines.  |  Click Here to View Document

State Vocational Rehabilitation Agencies  |  Vocational Rehabilitation Agencies coordinate and provide counseling, evaluation and job placement services to individuals with disabilities within a specific jurisdiction.  |  Click Here to View Document

State Voter Registration Authorities  |  Voter registration authorities provide oversight of state-specific voting rights and laws.  |  Click Here to View Document

State Work Opportunity Tax Credit Coordinators  |  The Work Opportunity Tax Credit is a federal tax credit incentive, which Congress provides to private-sector businesses for hiring individuals from all target groups who have consistently faced significant barriers to employment.  |  Click Here to View Document

U.S. Small Business Administration District & Branch Offices  |  The U.S. Small Business Administration helps Americans start, build and grow their businesses through an extensive network of district and branch offices.  |  Click Here to View Document

U.S.D.A. Rural Housing Service Offices  |  The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rural Housing Service administers loan guarantee programs for low-income individuals and families in rural communities throughout the United States.  |  Click Here to View Document