The Reentry Resource Centers (RRCs) in San Jose and Gilroy, are open for service. Service schedules are accessible through the links at the end of this message. The Reentry Resource Center in San Jose is conducting client registration and service triage 8am-5pm Monday through Friday and after hours on Tu/Th from 5-8pm and on the first Saturday of the month from 8am-12pm for client service triage and information. You can call 408-535-4299 for information.
The Reentry Resource Center in Gilroy is conducting client registration and service triage 1pm - 5pm Monday and Wednesday and 8am-5pm on Tuesday and Thursday. You can call 408-201-0690 for information. If staff members are not available, please leave a clear message with your name, phone number and question. Someone will return your call.
The Mission Street Recovery Station at the RRC remains open to all Santa Clara County law enforcement agencies, emergency psychiatric services and all behavioral health providers contracted with the County of Santa Clara. Individuals must be referred by one of these agencies/providers. No walk-ins will be admitted.
Per County of Santa Clara COVID-19 health requirements, any individuals entering any Reentry Resource Center must wear a mask, be asymptomatic and maintain social distancing.
Please see links on the side for schedules of services at the San Jose and Gilroy.
Updated, Sept. 8, 2021
In order to decrease the number of individuals incarcerated and under probation and parole supervision, the County of Santa Clara is focusing on developing a comprehensive effort that addresses the needs and risks of former offenders. The County's Reentry Program represents a new way of doing business.
On March 1, 2011, the Board of Supervisors established a cross-system Re-Entry Network to develop and implement a re-entry plan for the county. The Network is expected to identify comprehensive re-entry and recidivism reduction strategies to elevate existing efforts, streamline processes to link inmates to effective in-custody and community-based programming, identify cost-saving methods, and prepare Santa Clara County for the realignment of parolees and low-level prisoners under the Public Safety Realignment Act (AB109).
In an effort to reduce the number of offenders incarcerated in the California prison system and assist in alleviating the State's financial crisis, AB 109 was signed into law on April 4, 2011. Subsequently, on June 30, 2011, AB 117 was signed by Governor Brown, further outlining the provisions of Realignment. This Act shifts the responsibility for inmates convicted of non-serious, non-violent, non-sex offenses to local jurisdictions by requiring them to serve their sentence in local jails rather than in State prisons, pursuant to the newly added Penal Code §1170(h). All inmates serving local sentences will now come under the post-release supervision of local agencies, Post Release Community Supervision (PRCS) offenders. Additionally, this legislation changes the sentencing laws to keep these offenders from being committed to State prisons.
The Reentry Resource Center: Five Years of Community Collaboration
Since its founding in 2012, the County of Santa Clara Reentry Resource Center has created opportunities for more than 10,000 residents reentering the community from jail or prison. The Center celebrated its fifth anniversary on February 23rd with more than 200 elected and public officials, county and community partners, clients, former clients and residents. The following video was presented at that event to celebrate the Center’s five years of development and growth and to communicate the Center’s services and its impact on our community. The Reentry Resource Center has developed partnerships with more than 75 community, faith-based and County departments. These champions of Reentry are working collaboratively to help empower Santa Clara County residents exiting incarceration to create healthy, happy and productive lives.
- Reentry Resource Center Brochure
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- Reentry Resource Center Gilroy Schedule (South County)
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- Youth Family Resource Guide
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View these videos to see how Reentry Resource Center staff, clients and partners work with justice-involved individuals both in and out of custody:
- Welcome to the Reentry Resource Center - Learn about our services
- Brian Evans and Second Chance Employers: A Success Story
- Santa Clara County Reentry Program Gives a New Lease on Life
- Univision television interview with Office of Reentry Services director and former client (Spanish)
- Peer Mentorship in Reentry – Peer Mentor William Couch and Peer Mentee Jesse Hernandez
- KBRG’s Amor 100.3 radio station interviews Reentry Center director and former client (Spanish)
- Destiny Reentry Program – Program Manager Alex Senegal, Jr. and client Lord Byronne Conte Mendoza
- Programa de reinserción para ex convictos en el Condado de Santa Clara – Telemundo 48
- Enneagram Prison Project with Alex Senegal, Jr.
- Carry the Vision’s Restore Life Skills Program
- Santa Clara County's Advancing Innovative Pretrial Justice Reform For All
- KPIX: Comfy Sobering Center in San Jose May be a Win Win