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Advocacy Toolkits to Combat Legal Barriers Facing Individuals with Criminal Records

Legal Action Center
225 Varick Street
New York, NY 10014
Contact: 212-243-1313, 1-800-223-4044,

People with criminal records face a daunting array of counterproductive, debilitating legal barriers that make it much more difficult for them to succeed in almost every aspect of life. In order to help advocates eliminate these unfair roadblocks, the Legal Action Center has developed advocacy kits on 12 critically important policy, funding and legal issues that can be used to remove nearly all of the most harmful roadblocks to re-entry.

ASAE & The Center for Association Leadership
1575 I Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005
Contact: 202-626-2723,

ASAE (American Society of Association Executives) & The Center for Association Leadership are two organizations linked together by a common belief that associations have the power to transform society for the better. ASAE has more than 22,000 association CEOs, staff professionals, industry partners and consultant members. The Center for Association Leadership is the premier provider of learning and knowledge for the association community. Connect with other members, find the latest programs and resources, stay informed on the latest legislative issues affecting the association and nonprofit sector, and more.

Fieldstone Alliance
PO Box 8009
Saint Paul, MN 55108
Contact: 651-556-4500,

Fieldstone Alliance develops and distributes user-friendly publications that help nonprofit, community, funders, government and business leaders improve their communities. Handbooks, workbooks, research analyses and funders' guides are available on: boards; collaboration; community building and leadership; finance; funders' guides; lobbying, advocacy and organizing; management and planning; and marketing and fundraising.

Independent Sector
1602 L Street, NW, Suite 900
Washington, DC 20036
Contact: 202-467-6100,

The leadership forum for charities, foundations, and corporate giving programs committed to advancing the common good in America and around the world. Since its founding in 1980, Independent Sector has sponsored ground-breaking research; fought for public policies that support a dynamic, independent sector; and created unparalleled resources so staff, boards and volunteers can improve their organizations and better serve their communities.

Manual of Communicable Diseases & Common Problems in Shelters & on the Streets
Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program
780 Albany Street
Boston, MA 02118
Contact: 857-654-1000,

Most chapters of this manual are designed to be informative for clinicians and readable for shelter staff. The second edition of this manual – "The Health Care of Homeless Persons: A Manual of Communicable Diseases & Common Problems in Shelters & on the Streets," which was produced with the National Health Care for the Homeless Council – acknowledges the profound effects that homelessness has on health. In addition to common communicable diseases, several other illnesses and conditions confronted frequently by clinicians working on the streets and in shelters are addressed.

National Council of Nonprofits
1101 Vermont Avenue, NW, Suite 1002
Washington, DC 20005
Contact: 202-962-0322, 1-800-201-0779

The nation's largest nonprofit network with more than 24,000 member organizations. The National Council works through its network of State Associations to amplify the collective voice of America's nonprofits, helping them: manage and lead more effectively, collaborate and exchange solutions, engage in critical policy issues affecting the sector, and achieve greater impact in their communities. Its work includes public policy, publications, research and special events such as trainings and webinars.

Network for Good
7920 Norfolk Avenue, Suite 520
Bethesda, MD 20814
Contact: 1-888-284-7978

Network for Good makes it as easy to donate and volunteer online as it is to shop online. Nonprofits of any size are able to simply, affordable recruit donors and volunteers via the Internet. Over $400 million in online donations have been rasied for more than 50,000 different nonprofit organizations.

NonProfit Times
201 Littleton Road, 2nd Floor
Morris Plains, NJ 07950
Contact: 973-401-0202

"The Leading Business Publication for Nonprofit Management," read by more than 85,000 nonprofit executives. Published 24 times a year, The NonProfit Times provides useful information on the business of managing a nonprofit organization. Free subscriptions are offered to full-time U.S. nonprofit executives.

Organizational Change: Adopting a Housing First Approach
National Alliance to End Homelessness
1518 K Street, NW, Suite 410
Washington, DC 20005
Contact: 202-638-1526,

This toolkit explains how to shift away from shelter and transitional housing strategies and toward prevention and "Housing First" approaches. The Housing First approach encompasses a diverse range of programs that are guided by a number of principles, which can be implemented into successful programs.

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