Success: Movement from Incarceration (SMI)

A specialized team of clinicians and support staff who work with clients for 18 months, serving individuals who come out of Santa Rita jail primarily and returning residents across all of Alameda County who are experiencing severe and persistent behavioral health challenges.

Success: Movement from Incarceration (SMI) is a Felton Institute Justice Service Program that provides re-entry services in collaboration with the Alameda County Probation Department.

Felton’s SMI program is comprised of a specialized team of clinicians and support staff that work with clients to address serious mental health needs.

This program helps increase coordination among its service delivery systems; supports clients in navigating the transition of care to improve client wellness and community functioning, expands the interdisciplinary treatment team approach of planning of care to connect clients with short and long-term supportive services, and improves client outcomes to reduce recidivism and promote self-efficacy.

Formally and Currently Incarcerated Individuals: We are here to partner with you so that your journey becomes easier.

Linkages to Housing: Successful re-entry is not possible without a place to live.

Correctional/Re-entry Professionals: We are here to collaborate with you to support successful community reentry.

For Family and Support Networks: We provide group and individual interventions for successful reunification.

For Potential Employers: We provide coaching, mentorship, and life skills trainings to our participants to equip them with effective communication and positive work ethics.

For Community: We provide a safe, communal village that fosters growth, connection, diversity, and most of all love.

Program Components

  • Anger management
  • Case management
  • Counseling
  • Family reunifications
  • Job readiness
  • Life skills courses
  • Peer support groups
  • Resources, referrals & linkage

Helpful Resources

  • Access to healthcare SSI/GA enrollment and more
  • Staff and volunteers
  • Partnership with community agencies
  • Family reunifications
  • Social service information and application
  • Transportation assistance
  • We serve the whole person
  • A supportive environment
  • Assisting in making positive life decisions
  • One-on-one counseling
  • Referrals and linkages
  • Career development


Office Hours: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Service Area: Alameda County, Southeast Bay

Hayward Office
Office Phone: (415) 474-7310 Ext. 2731
Fax Number: (510) 257-1821
Program Email:
Address: 24301 Southland Dr, Suite 600, Hayward, CA 94545
Parking Notes: Onsite Parking is Available

Sonia Bayard
SMI, Administrative Manager III
Office Phone: (415) 474-7310 Ext. 2731