Center of Reentry Excellence (CORE)
A one-stop hub of wrap-around reentry services for justice-impacted individuals, in partnership with the Alameda County Probation Department, to help them re-enter society by finding housing, and employment, through one-on-one counseling and 12-Session peer support groups.

Center of Reentry Excellence (CORE) is Felton Institute’s justice service program in Alameda County. Serving all justice impacted individuals, CORE provides a one-stop hub of reentry services working with the Alameda County Probation Department.

The program puts Felton Institute front and center with residents returning to their community from jail or state prison. These individuals are among the highly vulnerable in our community. The traumatic impacts of incarceration are undeniable, and many returning residents come home not only with the challenges they experienced prior to incarceration, but with an additional layer of trauma from incarceration itself.

How CORE can help:

  • Reentry Case Management
  • Peer Coaching, Cognitive Behavioral Interventions
  • Substance Dependency and Recovery Services
  • Education and Employment Services
  • Barrier Removal and Benefits Enrollment Assistance


Office Hours (Mon-Fri): 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Oakland Office
Phone: (510) 844-8242
400 Broadway, 2nd Floor, Oakland, CA

Mona Blake
Program Director, Center of Reentry Excellence (CORE)
Office: 510-844-8242 ext. 2962
Cell (Work): 510-417-9889

Funding Statement: This work is supported by the Alameda County Probation Department, funded by AB109 dollars, as part of the Reentry Engagement Center Master Contract No. 901780.

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