Russell Craig, a fellow with Mural Arts, returns to Philadelphia's Graterford Correctional Facility to help bring art to men who are living through what he described as the darkness of incarceration. It's a blessing, Craig said, "to be back inside the walls" as a free man. View the video here.
This webinar discusses strategies and recommendations for sustaining reentry programs initiated by community-based organizations. With a particular focus on programs that incorporate mentors, presenters discuss how to consider sustainability throughout the program-development process beginning in the planning phase. Topics include leveraging multiple funding streams from public and private sources, asset mapping, and how to build an agency’s profile in the field and community
This brief from the National Institute of Corrections summarizes themes and relevant information about TJC sites’ implementation experiences. "TJC [Transition from Jail to Community] represents an integrated approach spanning organizational boundaries to deliver needed information, services, and case management to people released from jail. Boundary-spanning collaborative partnerships are necessary because transition from jail to the community is neither the sole responsibili
At the beginning of November the Reentry Project hosted an event for employers looking to hire formerly incarcerated individuals. The event consisted of a panel-type setting, where employers had the opportunity to ask panelists there opinions and advice about the processes behind hiring the formerly incarcerated. Bob Logue, of Quaker City Coffee, Beth Tiewater, of Baker Industries, and Jeff Brown, partner of Uplift Solutions, were in attendance and talked about both the benef