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The First Step Alliance Credit Union Guidebook aims to provide credit unions and service providers with educational resources to help improve access to affordable financial services for justice-involved individuals. 

Working with justice-involved individuals presents an important opportunity to assist a highly underserved population. These individuals often face enormous hurdles and systemic discrimination resulting from their past experiences with the criminal justice system. The credit union movement can support successful reentry, help people achieve their financial goals, and reduce recidivism by providing solutions that reduce barriers to mainstream financial services.

CU Guidebook

First Step Alliance is a volunteer 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Please consider making a donation – every dollar helps us continue advancing our misson to promote successful reentry, financial inclusion, and sustainable financial independence for justice-involved individuals. Thank you for your support.

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