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My Education, My Freedom: A Toolkit for Formerly Incarcerated and System-Impacted Students Pursuing Education in California

This toolkit, from Root and Rebound, provides a roadmap for currently enrolled and potential students in California to develop their educational and career plan and navigate the educational landscape with a criminal record.

For the millions of Californians with prior justice system involvement, furthering education is an exciting opportunity for them to build skills and support networks for a better and more liberated life. However, students with records can face barriers to certain jobs and licensed occupations, are often told there are no financial or other resources for them, and may require extra social support in an educational landscape that often fails to reflect their lived experiences.

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