About Getting Out & Staying Out

About Getting Out & Staying Out

Getting Out & Staying Out: A Guide to San Francisco Resources for People Leaving Jails and Prisons (GOSO) was created by the Reentry Council of the City and County of San Francisco and focuses on improving access to services for individuals returning to San Francisco after incarceration. After distributing over 17,000 hard copies of the guide since 2007, the Reentry Council is pleased to launch an interactive online edition of Getting Out & Staying Out.

The online edition of GOSO is a searchable directory connecting currently or previously incarcerated people, their family members, service providers, corrections staff, attorneys, probation and parole officers, and other advocates to comprehensive and up to date resource information. If you would like your organization to be included in the GOSO website, click here.

In a unique partnership between The Last Mile a program that trains inmates to be web developers and the Reentry Council, the GOSO website was built by people still in custody at San Quentin State Prison. The GOSO website is just one of the latest strategies of the Reentry Council to help individuals make successful and permanent returns from incarceration.

Composed of 24 members, the co-chairs of which are the District Attorney, Public Defender, Chief of Adult Probation Officer, the Sheriff and the Mayor’s Office, as well as seven previously incarcerated members and other criminal justice and human services departments. The Reentry Council’s purpose is to coordinate local efforts to support adults exiting the criminal justice system. To learn more about the Reentry Council or attend a meeting visit