Subcommittee Meeting Information 


The subcommittee meetings of the Reentry Council offer members the opportunity to dig into the issue areas described below. Ideas and recommendations generated in the subcommittees are then brought before the full Reentry Council for its consideration. Subcommittees are open to public participation and membership is reviewed annually and on as needed basis. Contact Karen Shain at for more information.


Policy and Operational Practices

Develop local policy and law, and shape state and federal policy and law to better reflect our shared vision.


Assessment and Connections

Improve assessments, referrals, and connections for individuals across systems and institutions, including appropriate connections between institutions and outside, and criminal justice and non-criminal justice entities. Focus on immediate reentry issues—benefits, housing and employment. Develop, promote, and expand effective reentry programs, services, and systems. Support leadership development, education, and advocacy of individuals impacted by incarceration.


Support and Opportunities

The Support and Opportunities Subcommittee has merged with Assessment and Connections. Please click here for meeting information. 



    Requesting Materials, Accommodation, or Translation

    To request that meeting materials be faxed or mailed to you, please call Karen Shain at (415) 553-1047 during normal business hours. Another way to be notified of upcoming meetings is to subscribe to the almost weekly e-digest of the Reentry Council. To sign up, please email

    To obtain a disability-related modification or accommodation, including auxiliary aids or services, to participate in the meeting, please request such accommodation at least two business days before the meeting. Interpreters for languages other than English are available on request. Sign language interpreters are also available on request. To request such an accommodation or interpreter, please contact Karen Shain at or (415) 553-1047 at least two business days before the meeting.

    Submitting Written Comment

    Persons who are unable to attend the public meeting may submit to the Reentry Council, by the time the proceedings begin, written comments regarding the subject of the meeting. These comments will be made a part of the official public record, and brought to the attention of the Reentry Council. Written comments should be submitted to: Karen Shain, Reentry Policy Planner, Reentry Council/Adult Probation Department, 880 Bryant Street, Room 200, San Francisco, CA 94103, or via email at