The drop-down menu items below provide a wide range of information that may not be directly employment or education related, however, they are resources that can facilitate a person’s path towards employment. Here you will find resources about financial well-being, and general employment related resources including legal resources and tattoo removal.
Individual Development Accounts (Prosperity Now)
Make Money Choices (CA CareerZone)
Work Incentives Planning & Assistance (WIPA) Programs
Verdugo Jobs Center (VJC)
Managed Career Solutions, Inc. and VJC Zip-Codes Served
Identification & Tax Resources
Social Security Card (Replace Card/Change Name/First Card/Updates)
Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund
Central American Resource Center/ Centro de Recursos CentroAmericanos
Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund
National Immigration Law Center
Homeless Mobile Unit – (213) 351-8248
HMU services include providing information about clearing warrants, reducing, dismissing and expunging criminal records as well as sealing records for victims of human trafficking.
Legal Resources - Re-entry
March 27, 2020 – Expungement Clinic Prop 47 (Glendale – LACOE)
BetterFuture – Free background checks for individuals seeking work.
Chuco’s Justice Center – Legal Support
Clear your name. Drop that label. Clear you tickets. Build a strategy for court including life and LWOP cases. Expunge or seal your record. Remove your name from gang databases and injunctions. Prepare for parole hearings. Get immigration case support including fighting deportation.
Root & Rebound (R&R)
Their mission is to transfer power and information from the policy and legal communities to the people most impacted by our criminal justice system through public education, direct legal services, and policy advocacy, so that the law serves, rather than harms, low income communities and communities of color in the United States.
Root & Rebound Reentry Legal Hotline: 510-279-4662
Root & Rebound operates a Reentry Legal Hotline every Friday from 9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. PST. It is free and open to anyone in California with a reentry-related legal issue, question, or concern, including those who are incarcerated. Please note: they accept Collect Calls.
Policy Related to Employment
Homeboy Industries Tattoo Removal
Tattoo removal is a free service provided to participants in the Homeboy Industries’ program (trainees), members of the Los Angeles community, and minors who have gang-related or visible tattoos located on the hands, neck, or face.
Providence Community Health Department – Free Tattoo Removal
Point of Contact: Karina Cisneros,
7621 Van Nuys Blvd., Unit-B
Van Nuys, CA 914505
The following forms are required to be read, completed and submitted to determine if an individual qualifies for free tattoo removal:
Tattoo Removal Program – Registration Process Flyer
Application & Medical History
A Message to Patients about Medical/Surgical Risks
Tattoo Removal Aftercare Instructions
Consent to Medical or Surgical Care and Treatment
Suggested Community Service/Development Sites
Community Service/Development Hours Log Sheet
Rules & Regulations Contract
Consent for Photograph
Consent to Release Information
Life Skills Counseling & Tattoo Removal: Currently tattoo is not available for free except for individuals who are serving a life sentence. However, they offer competitive/low cost tattoo removal service in comparison to other organizations. Please call SUNRISE for a free consultation: 213-483-2655