Our Social Support team provides services that accommodate the different life circumstances and mental health needs for exonerees upon immediate release.  We strive to provide support that is both culturally competent and trauma-informed.

Services include:

  • Consultation
  • Evaluation and needs assessment
  • Social support recommendations
  • Identify needs, strengths, and challenges for developing a comprehensive strategy
  • Continuity of social support
  • Navigation and support for exonerees to access services provided through AB 701-Exoneree Housing, AB 703, Exoneree Higher Education, AB 672 Obie’s Law, and SB 1050-Gate Money (visit Our Policy Changes for more information about these bills)

Continue below to complete an intake form and tell us more about what you need assistance with.

For assistance, contact: 

Arene Rushdan, MSN
Social Support Navigation
(951) 454-3686

Arene Rushdan brings a passion for helping others overcome barriers they face and achieve success.  As the wife of an exoneree, she and her husband work as a team to help other exonerees achieve their goals.  Currently, Arene is pursuing a PhD in psychology with an emphasis in cognition and instruction which she will apply in development of effective educational strategies toward overcoming barriers. 

Social Support Services Intake Form

To help us better understand your needs, complete the form below with as much information as possible and submit.  Please be sure to include a phone number and/or email address we can reach you at.   If you have any questions, you can reach us by phone at 707-656-5994 or by email at info@exoneratednation.org.

Social Support Services Intake Form