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Community Resources

Community-based organizations meet many different kinds of needs. Some provide case management and give information and services related to:

The cost is usually free, though some may charge fees for specialized services.

Background Checks & Expungement

If you need to get a job while you are in school you don't want to be stopped by a negative background check. Do your own background check so there are no surprises.

Probation Department
600 Administration Drive, Room 104J
Santa Rosa CA95403

The Sonoma County Probation Department offers workshops and information for getting your records expunged. This may be the most imporant step you take towards regular employment. Contact Richard Ortiz

Criminal Records for Sonoma County
Sonoma County Courts
600 Administration Drive, Room 105J
Santa Rosa CA 95403
( 707) 521-6500

Criminal Records for State of California
California State Department of Justice, Criminal Records Division
4949 Broadway
First Floor Fingerprinting Office
Sacramento CA
(916) 227-3400

Employment Resources - Off Campus

Sonoma County Job Link
2227 Capricorn Way
Santa Rosa CA 95407
( 707) 565-5550
A one-stop training and employment center open to the public.

Department of Rehabilitation
50 D Street, Suite 425
Santa Rosa CA 95404
(707) 576-2233
The Department of Rehabilitation assists individuals who have disabilities with finding employment.

Goodwill Industries Workforce Development
651 Yolanda Avenue
Santa Rosa CA 95404
(707) 523-0550
Provides employment services and training to individuals with disabilities or other barriers to employment.

How to find community-based organizations:

Call 211 or visit to search for community services.

Public assistance - County of Sonoma Human Services

Goodwill Industries

Local Public Libraries - Sonoma County Library