Resources: Regional Advocacy Organizations

PARC corresponds with and mails a directory of these resources to prisoners, their friends and family members. We are often the first point of contact for people to connect with prisoners' rights organizations, community organizations, prison literature and arts projects, family and visiting resources, health care and legal resources, parole and pre-release resources, and the prison abolition movement.

Download a PDF copy of the 2018 Resource Guide.

Resource Category
Project AVARY

Project AVARY offers long-term support and enrichment for children and youth in the San Francisco Bay Area with a parent in prison or jail. The program services include a summer camp, monthly outings, leadership training, and family support. Write for further details.

Regional Advocacy Organizations, California
Project Rebound

Project Rebound is a program to help formerly incarcerated students prepare, apply, enroll and graduate with a degree from SF State University. The program offers academic and financial counseling, peer mentoring and tutoring, and career placement. Must be formerly incarcerated; off or on parole or probation, and living in or paroling to the SF Bay Area. Write to SF State for program information.



Phone Number: 415-405-0954

Fax Number: 415-338-0522

Email Address:

In 2016, Project Rebound expanded to the following universities:

Project Rebound | CSU Bakersfield | 9001 Stockdale Hwy | Bakersfield, CA 93311 | 661-654-3782 |

Project Rebound | CSU Fresno | 5241 N Maple Ave | McLane Hall, H Wing, Rm 187 | Fresno, CA 93740 | 559-278-2313 |

Project Rebound | CSU Fullerton | 800 N State College Blvd | Fullerton, CA 92831 | 657-278-7859 |

Project Rebound | CSU Los Angeles | Center for Engagement | 5151 State University Dr | Los Angeles, CA 90032 | 323-343-3380 |

Project Rebound | CSU Sacramento | 6000 J St, MS 6085 | Sacramento, CA 95819 | 916-278-6794 |

Project Rebound | CSU San Bernardino | 5500 University Parkway, FOB-242 | San Bernardino, CA 92407 | 909-537-4351 |

Project Rebound | San Diego State University | 5500 Campanile Dr, PSFA 153 | San Diego, CA | 619-594-2367 |

Regional Advocacy Organizations, California
Project Return

Project Return equips former offenders with the education, coaching, and support services necessary to gain employment and begin a new life. Project Return conducts pre-release programs in correctional facilities to prepare inmates for their release dates. Serves Tennessee prisons only.

Regional Advocacy Organizations, Tennessee
Promise of Justice Initiative

Legal services nonprofit that advocates for humane, faire, and equal treatment of individuals in jails and prison. Has a prison conditions project and has litigated issues including medical care at Angola, inhumane heat, and conditions in Baton Rouge Parish prison.

Regional Advocacy Organizations, Louisiana
Reentry Council of the City and County of San Francisco

The SF Reentry Council publishes a 216-page reentry resource guide entitled Getting Out and Staying Out, for prisoners returning to the San Francisco Bay area. Write to the above address for a free copy (also downloadable from their website).

Regional Advocacy Organizations, California
Santa Cruz Barrios Unidos

The Santa Cruz Barrios Unidos Prison Project is dedicated to providing cultural and spiritual education, support, and hope to incarcerated individuals. The Project advocates for prison policy reform and programs that reduce recidivism, support re-entry, and reunify families.

Regional Advocacy Organizations, California
Sentencing and Justice Reform Advocacy (SJRA) Advocate

SJRA Advocate contains useful and timely information on California prisoner and prison issues. Prisoners may obtain 6 issues (one year) of SJRA Advocate for $12 (or 25 Forever stamps), or 4 stamps for a single issue. For all others the cost is $15 for 6 issues.

Regional Advocacy Organizations, California
South Dakota Prisoner Support Group

Their purpose is to provide support to prisoners in jails and prisons and their families, and to prevent abuse of incarcerated men, woman and children. Offers referrals, links, websites, information, news, as well as share their own experiences and problems, in regards to incarcerated family members/friends. No legal advice given.

Regional Advocacy Organizations, South Dakota
Southern Center for Human Rights

SCHR provides legal representation to people facing the death penalty in Georgia and Alabama only, as well as in cases of unconstitutional conditions of confinement. SCHR also publishes the Geiorgia Parole Handbook and the Gerogie Prison Advocacy Handbook, which helps explain the hierarchy in the GDC and how to maneuver within in it. Through this handbook families and friends of people incarcerated in Georgia will learn how to become advocates and implement appropriate and effective steps to resolve problems inside Georgia prisons. Both handbooks are available for download.

Regional Advocacy Organizations, Georgia
Stanford Justice Advocacy Project

The Stanford Justice Advocacy Project represents inmates serving unjust prison sentences for minor crimes, assists released prisoners successfully reentering their communities, and advocates for fairer and more effective criminal justice policies in California and across the country.

Regional Advocacy Organizations, California