Criminal justice, media literacy: Lenfest just announced its first collaboration grantees
January 30, 2019, Julie Zeglen - Generocity Local nonprofits and funders have been adhering to the trend of collaboration over competition for the sake of increased effectiveness and resource sharing. Media, too. That’s why a new Lenfest Institute of Journalism fund is supporting collaboration in journalism, nonprofits and beyond: Its Philadelphia Ecosystem Collaboration Fund is giving $150,000 in “planning or prototype grants” of up to $25,000 each to collaborative projects
Why Not Prosper is hosting a LGBT Round-table Discussion
All Woman Identified Individuals are invited to Why Not Prosper's LGBT Roundtable Discussion February 6, 2019 10am – 2pm Germantown Area 717 E. Chelten Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19144 Facilitated by Sappho Fulton MA, Cassandra Bolding LPC Please join us for a candid discussion on health service issues that are specific to the LGBT community.
Philadelphia jail scrambles to find doctors who can prescribe addiction treatment
January 23, 2019, Nina Feldman - WHYY Almost a year ago, the Philadelphia Department of Prisons began offering buprenorphine to its opioid-addicted inmates. The drug, widely known by its brand name, Suboxone, is a low-dose opioid designed to curb withdrawal and prevent cravings. When combined with therapy, it is considered the gold standard for opioid-addiction treatment. But due to federal prescribing limits, the department has found itself in a tough position: It has more p
Join us to learn about the astounding link between TBIs and Incarceration!
This event will mark the first training of the Philadelphia Reentry Coalition's 2019 Training Calendar. The Training Calendar is intended to offer monthly trainings for members, which will focus on issues returning citizens face, and how demonstrate to support people coming home who live with these circumstances Dr. Gillian Murray will provide additional education about the link between incarceration and TBIs (Traumatic Brain Injuries). This presentation will explore several
Pa. lawmakers try out new way of assessing impact of state dollars
January 23, 2019, Katie Meyer - WHYY Thanks to a law passed two years ago, Pennsylvania’s Independent Fiscal Office is now required to periodically create what are known as performance-based budget reports on state agencies — basically, analyses measuring program funding against actual outcomes. A legislative board formed to assess those reports held its first-ever hearing Tuesday. The IFO focused on the Corrections Department this time around. Its key takeaways included a li
SAMHSA’S GAINS CENTER IS EXTENDING THE DEADLINE FOR THREE OF THE 2019 CRIMINAL JUSTICE LEARNING COLL
Applications for Family Treatment Courts, Improving Risk-Need-Responsivity Policies and Practice in Adult Drug Courts and Reentry Programs, and Data-Driven Equity and Inclusion are now due on February 20, 2019. SAMHSA’s GAINS Center is still accepting applications for THREE Learning Collaborative opportunities: Family Treatment Courts Improving Risk-Need-Responsivity Policies and Practice in Adult Drug Courts and Reentry Programs Data-Driven Equity and Inclusion Each Learning
Philadelphia Works RFP for TANF Youth Development
Background and Purpose Philadelphia Works announces this release of Temporary Assistance to Needy Families Youth Development (TANF YD) funding to entities interested in providing workforce development services and supports to Philadelphia’s youth and young adult job seekers and employers. Services sought via this RFP will be supported with TANF YD funding originating with the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) and administered by Pennsylvania’s Department of Labo
After 2016 ruling, battles over juvenile lifer cases persist
January 21, 2019, Sharon Cohen and Adam Geller - Associated Press Locked up for life at 15, Norman Brown remains defined by the crime that put him behind bars. Twenty-seven years ago, Brown joined a neighbor more than twice his age to rob a jewelry shop in Chesterfield, Missouri, and the man shot the owner to death. The shooter was executed. But state officials, bound by a 2016 U.S. Supreme Court ruling, pledged to give Brown an opportunity to get out — then rejected parole i
PLSE is hiring a Paralegal!
PLSE is seeking to hire a Paralegal for our Criminal Records Expungement Project (C-REP). While PLSE expects to obtain funding to make it a permanent, full-time position as of July 1, the position is currently funded only until June 30 and is therefore a temporary position. The successful applicant for the temporary position will negotiate with the Managing Attorney the number of hours to be worked per week. Responsibilities include creating, reviewing, and finalizing expunge