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 P.O. Box 7791
 Laguna Niguel, CA 92607
[P] (949) 424-7727
[F] --
[email protected]
Stephanie Hammerwold
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Organization DBA --
Former Names --
Organization received a competitive grant from the community foundation in the past five years No
Employer Identification Number 95-2021700 00020



Mission StatementMORE »

To provide job search training, assistance and support to formerly incarcerated women and to collaborate with fellow reentry agencies while educating employers on the benefits of hiring the formerly incarcerated.  

Mission Statement

To provide job search training, assistance and support to formerly incarcerated women and to collaborate with fellow reentry agencies while educating employers on the benefits of hiring the formerly incarcerated.  

FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year 2017
Projected Expenses $115,000.00
Projected Revenue $125,000.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Job Seeker Mentorships
  • Job Seeker Workshops
  • Fair Chance Hiring Summits

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Mission Statement

To provide job search training, assistance and support to formerly incarcerated women and to collaborate with fellow reentry agencies while educating employers on the benefits of hiring the formerly incarcerated.  

Background Statement

Pacific Reentry Career Services was founded by Stephanie Hammerwold and Timothy Pershing with the goal of reducing recidivism by helping formerly incarcerated women gain employment and therefore maintain a stable life outside of jail or prison. Pacific Reentry Career Services is a 501(c)(3) corporation based in Orange County, CA. Stephanie and Tim serve as Co-Directors.

The day-to-day operations are the responsibility of Stephanie and Tim. Pacific Reentry Career Services is also working to establish a team of volunteers experienced in human resources to help mentor, provide job search assistance and conduct resume clinics and mock interviews. Volunteer board members support the organization providing valuable insight and expertise.

The Pacific Reentry Career Services team has created a comprehensive training program that will support our clients before, during and after the employment process. We provide services to clients on a weekly basis and also as needed in special situations. Workshops, seminars and one-on-one training will be conducted on-site at various locations around Orange County with partner organizations.

It is the hope of Pacific Reentry Career Services to ultimately hire several former clients into staff positions once funds become available. This would create an opportunity for former clients to not only work in an area they are familiar with but also will show new clients that the program is dedicated to their success. Stephanie and Tim are engaging other reentry agencies by attending local Orange County Reentry Partnership (OCREP) meetings, networking with directors and personnel and creating paths to partnership through joint-funded programs such as the annual reentry resource fair, seminars, workshops and fundraising events.

Employer outreach is being conducted through local businesses by addressing the specific needs of individual employers and tailoring aspects of our training to those needs. Pacific Reentry Career Services personnel meet with employers, business owners, CEOs, HR professionals and other hiring gatekeepers to create a strong network of friendly businesses while also acquiring an in-depth knowledge of employer needs to further assist our clients in the job search process.

Pacific Reentry Career Services assists clients by helping them build a platform for success through a three-prong approach modeled after the National Institute of Corrections Employer Driven Model (EDM). The EDM combines direct client services, inter-agency networking and employer outreach and education. By using this approach Pacific Reentry Career Services provides our clients with job search skills, connections to other agencies and a conduit to friendly and understanding employers.

In addition, Pacific Reentry Career Services acts as a mobile entity to mitigate the burden our clients face while attempting to secure transportation to the locations where services will be provided. This flexibility allows us to better serve our target clients by bringing our services to their area rather than making them travel to us. We coordinate with other agencies to provide on-site training at their facilities and use other low or no-cost meeting spaces such as libraries that offer workshop and training space where services are needed most.

The ideal timeframe for client participation is 90 days from the hire date. Within that three-month period, our clients should obtain the necessary skills needed to remain employed. It is understandable, however, that it may be difficult for some clients to find or remain employed and we will assist them as needed throughout the employment process and during subsequent job searches.

Our long-term goal is to have multiple entities throughout California operating in underserved areas, each with its own administrative staff, trainers and staff. We will also recruit business professionals from local communities to serve as volunteer mentors to our clients, providing them with guidance and support.

Impact Statement

During our first year we hope to accomplish the following:
  1. Establish a series of job search workshops in partnership with other reentry agencies
  2. Recruit and train mentors to work directly with job seekers
  3. Create multiple avenues for fundraising and secure grants and employer sponsorships to increase program opportunities for job seekers
  4. Work with the Orange County Reentry Partnership (OCREP) to build strong connections within the reentry community, so we can better meet the needs of our clients

Needs Statement

  1. Connect with volunteers from the business community to help mentor job seekers
  2. Raise $150,000 to help with expenses during our first year and build a plan for ongoing funding in the future
  3. Raise money to secure office space to better meet our clients' needs
  4. Receive donations of office supplies such as pens, notebooks, USB drives and other tools that will help job seekers
  5. Network with partner employers who are open to hiring people with criminal records

CEO Statement


Board Chair Statement


Other Ways to Donate/Volunteer

Donations can be made on our website or by mailing a check to Pacific Reentry Career Services, P.O. Box 7791, Laguna Niguel, CA 92607.

Geographic Area Served

Central Orange County
West Orange County
South Orange County
North Orange County
We are based in Orange County, California, but we are available to help clients throughout Southern California.

Organization Categories

  1. Employment - Employment Preparation & Procurement
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Job Seeker Mentorships

We work directly with clients to develop a job search plans specific to their needs. This includes resume/application assistance, interview practice, discussion of possible educational opportunities, networking with area employers and general job search support. Program budget is the approximate cost of providing mentorships to all clients in a 12-month period.
Budget  $25,000.00
Category  Employment, General/Other Job Search & Placement
Population Served Females Offenders/Ex-Offenders Unemployed, Underemployed, Dislocated
Program Short-Term Success  With the support of a mentor, clients will find a job and maintain employment in good standing for three months and lay the groundwork for continued employment.
Program Long-Term Success  Our long-term goal is have clients secure employment that leads to opportunities for promotion and growth within a company. We do not want our clients to aim for something that is just a paycheck. Instead, we want them to focus on building a career and finding ways to engage in professional development.
Program Success Monitored By  We will rely on reports from mentors on client progress. We will continue to check in with clients on a regular basis even after they have completed the first three months of employment. If a client is unsuccessful in holding a job, we will talk to the client and their employer if possible to assess why the client was not successful. This information will then be used to develop a new job search plan.
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Job Seeker Workshops

We facilitate a variety of workshops for job seekers in the reentry community. These are open to clients as well as other job seekers with a criminal record. Topics include planning a job search, targeted job search, resume writing, online application tips, interview skills, addressing criminal convictions, tips from an HR pro, what to expect in the first few months of employment and other job search topics. Program budget is an estimate of the cost for the workshop trainer, program materials, facility costs and other workshop expenses over a 12-month period.
Budget  $20,000.00
Category  Employment, General/Other Job Search & Placement
Population Served Adults Offenders/Ex-Offenders Unemployed, Underemployed, Dislocated
Program Short-Term Success  Our immediate goal with workshops is to give job seekers confidence in their ability to find and maintain a job. We also plan to use the workshops as a way to meet potential clients for our one-on-one mentorships.
Program Long-Term Success  Our long-term goal is give people the tools to find and maintain employment that they can develop into a career.
Program Success Monitored By  We will collect contact information from workshop participants and follow up to measure success with the job search process. 
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Fair Chance Hiring Summits

One of our goals is to outreach to employers to educate them on the benefits of hiring the formerly incarcerated. The summits seek to provide resources and training for employers to help them implement fair chance hiring practices. Reentry success depends on having a supportive community, and that requires participation from employers who will provide jobs and help develop this population. The summits are a way to begin the conversation with employers, and we will be scheduling follow-up events such as hiring fairs to help facilitate the connection between employers and job seekers. We successfully held our first summit on June 7, 2017 in Irvine.
Budget  $2,500.00
Category  Employment, General/Other Job Training & Employment
Population Served Adults Offenders/Ex-Offenders
Program Short-Term Success  We will follow up with employers multiple times following the summit to see how many have implemented changes to their hiring policies and what affect that has had on hiring. 
Program Long-Term Success  We will increase employment opportunities for formerly incarcerated individuals. We will measure this my following our own clients in their job search/employment journey and will also work with other agencies in the area to see if they have seen improved rates of employment among their clients.
Program Success Monitored By  We will measure success through surveys sent to employers and interviews with formerly incarcerated individuals who are currently looking for a job or have had success finding employment.
Examples of Program Success  We will know there has been success if employers who participate in the summits change their hiring process to be more friendly to those with criminal records (e.g. removing the question about criminal background from the job application). Although Orange County does not currently have ban-the-box requirements, it is our hope that employers will voluntarily adopt such practices, and doing so will reflect the success of our summits. We also hope to engage businesspeople in our mentorship program and to volunteer to work directly with job seekers to help prepare them for the workplace.


CEO/Executive Director Stephanie Hammerwold
CEO Term Start Feb 2016
CEO Email [email protected]
CEO Experience

Stephanie has over ten years of experience working in human resources and received a Master's Degree in Women's Studies from San Diego State University. Prior to her career in HR, Stephanie worked at a domestic violence shelter where she ran a weekly art and writing workshop for residents. She later ran similar workshops for women in the Santa Cruz County Jail as part of a volunteer program that brought art and writing to incarcerated women. Before founding Pacific Reentry Career Services, Stephanie worked with Tim to provide HR consulting to small businesses in California. Stephanie currently serves on the Orange County Re-Entry Partnership (OCREP) advisory committee.

Former CEOs and Terms

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Senior Staff

Name Title Experience/Biography
Tim Pershing Executive Director Before co-founding Pacific Reentry Career Services with Stephanie, Tim worked as a licensed teacher in a Title I school, a research and publications specialist for a DOJ non-profit, Child Care Director for South Coast YMCA and with Wynne Law specializing in legal research. Tim also served as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for two years, interned at the Gonzaga Legal Clinic and has volunteered his time for numerous organizations over the past twenty years. He is also a board member for the Aliso Viejo Chamber of Commerce and serves as their Social Media and Marketing Chair. Tim is a graduate of California Lutheran University, Sierra Nevada College and Gonzaga Law School.


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Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 2
Number of Part Time Staff 0
Number of Volunteers 3
Number of Contract Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % 100%
Staff Professional Development Yes

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: --
Asian American/Pacific Islander: --
Caucasian: 2
Hispanic/Latino: --
Native American/American Indian: --
Other: --
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: 1
Male: 1
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Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has Strategic Plan? Under Development
Years Strategic Plan Considers --
Management Succession Plan --
Organization Policies And Procedures --
Business Continuity of Operations Plan --

Risk Management Provisions

Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy --
Document Destruction Policy --
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes

Reporting and Evaluations

Management Reports to Board? --
CEO Formal Evaluation and Frequency -- --
Senior Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency -- --
Non Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency -- --

Government Licenses


CEO Comments


Foundation Comments



Board Chair Tim Pershing
Board Chair Company Affiliation Pacific Reentry Career Services
Board Chair Term Jan 2017 - Dec 2017
Board Co-Chair --
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Co-Chair Term -

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Jenni Buchanan Community Member Voting
Stephanie Hammerwold Pacific Reentry Career Services Voting
Jenny Pershing Osborne Unlimited Choices Voting
Karen Roddy Community Volunteer Voting

Constituent Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Youth Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Additional Board Members and Affiliations

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 5
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: --
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: 4
Male: 1
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths 1
Board Term Limits --
Board Meeting Attendance % --
Written Board Selection Criteria Under Development
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy Under Development
Percentage of Monetary Contributions --
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions --
Board Orientation --

CEO Comments


Foundation Comments


Standing Committees



Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

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Fiscal Year Jan 01, 2017 to Dec 31, 2017
Projected Revenue $125,000.00
Projected Expenses $115,000.00
Form 990s

2016 OneOC 990

2015 OneOC 990

2014 OneOC 990

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IRS Letter of Exemption

IRS Letter of Determination

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2017 2016 --
Total Revenue $6,902 $6,474 --
Total Expenses $6,827 $6,258 --

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Revenue By Revenue Source
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Corporation Contributions
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Government Contributions $0 $0 --
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Individual Contributions $6,752 $6,474 --
Indirect Public Support -- -- --
Earned Revenue $150 -- --
Investment Income, Net of Losses -- -- --
Membership Dues -- -- --
Special Events -- -- --
Revenue In-Kind -- -- --
Other -- -- --

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Expense By Type
Fiscal Year 2017 2016 --
Program Expense $6,827 $6,258 --
Administration Expense -- -- --
Fundraising Expense -- -- --
Payments to Affiliates -- -- --
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 1.01 1.03 --
Program Expense/Total Expenses 100% 100% --
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 0% 0% --

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

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Long-Term Liabilities -- -- --
Current Liabilities -- -- --
Total Net Assets -- -- --

Short Term Solvency

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Long Term Solvency

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Spending Policy --
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Are you currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Purpose --
Campaign Goal --
Capital Campaign Dates -
Capital Campaign Raised-to-Date Amount --
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? Yes

CEO Comments

We were founded in 2016. Financial information provided here is based on projections for 2017 and will be updated as we secure funding.

Foundation Comments

This nonprofit was formed in May of 2016 and does not have any current 990 forms. 


Other Documents

Executive Summary (2016)

No Other Documents currently available.