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  • Advocacy & Human Rights
  • Children & Youth
  • Employment
  • Justice & Legal


1904 Franklin Street#203Oakland, CA 94612 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

The mission of Centerforce is to support, educate and advocate for individuals, families and communities impacted by incarceration.


Centerforce is a leading reentry service provider in the San Francisco Bay Area, serving people with a history of incarceration, their families, and communities. We provide evidence‐based programs that exemplify reentry best practices, and have done so for over 40 years. Founded in 1977 to provide shelter to loved ones visiting prisoners at San Quentin, Centerforce now provides a broad range of services during incarceration, reentry, and after release.

We work with correctional entities, probation departments, other non-profits, and research institutions to design, implement and evaluate programs that support communities impacted by incarceration. Centerforce is one of a handful of community‐based service providers to offer a continuum of services pre‐ and post‐release, with expertise in working inside both jails and prisons.

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