Our Closet operates FREE pop-up shops featuring clothing and accessories for men, women, and children throughout Philadelphia! • All are welcome, NO REFERRALS NECESSARY!
• All pop-ups are open from 10am-12pm
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February 26, 2019 - Katie Meyer - WHYY For about five months, all mail sent to inmates in Pennsylvania’s state prisons has been routed through a processing facility in Florida, where it is searched and photocopied. Inmates get the copy. The original is destroyed, though it’s digitally retained for 45 days. State officials put the policy in place after a spike in drug smuggling last year. There has since been pushback from inmates’ rights groups and families of incarcerated pe
February 22, 2019 - Samantha Melamed, The Philadelphia Inquirer As part of a legal settlement expected to be finalized in March, Pennsylvania’s state prisons will rescind a six-month-old policy lawyers said made it impossible for them to communicate confidentially with clients. The controversial policy, under which legal mail was intercepted, photocopied, and then destroyed, had been announced last September as one of a series of new security measures — many without precedent
Thank you to everyone who was able to attend the Philadelphia Reentry Coalition's first 2019 Training event! We were lucky enough to have Dr. Gillian Murray and Dr. Claire Sitarz share a informative and comprehensive presentation with attendees, which allowed us all to refresh ourselves on the brain's functions, while learning how traumatic brain injuries of and criminal justice involvement is often linked. This presentation explored several relevant topics. Information about
Position: Social Services Director Salary and Benefits: $65,000 Medical and dental insurance coverage provided. Flexible time off. Application Deadline: March 11, 2019 Start Date: April 2019 Currently the Society operates two prison programs -- a mentoring program at state prisons, and a parenting class at the Philadelphia city prisons. These programs have been operating without dedicated clinical management. That’s where this position comes in. As the new Social Services D
The Delaware Center for Justice (DCJ) seeks a full-time Case Manager for its Community Reintegration Services Program (CRSP). About the Delaware Center for Justice The Delaware Center for Justice, Inc. is the leading non-profit organization in Delaware committed to transforming the quality of justice through advocacy, policy, and practice.. What began as the Prisoner’s Aid Society in 1920 has evolved into an organization that currently serves both adults and youth who are jus
A Rising Tide: Understanding Incarceration's Multigenerational Impact on Women, Girls, and Communities The public face of over-incarceration is overwhelmingly male. However, between 1980 and 2016, the number of incarcerated women in the U.S. increased by more than 700 percent. While research has revealed that the root causes and effects of incarceration are different for women and girls, our criminal and juvenile justice systems have largely remained gender non-responsive. As
Philadelphia FIGHT Community Health Centers provide culturally-competent comprehensive primary care, and state of the art HIV primary care to low-income members of the community, along with research, consumer education, advocacy, social services, and outreach to people with chronic health conditions including, people living with HIV and Hep C, formerly incarcerated persons, and young people at risk; and access to the most advanced clinical research in HIV and Hepatitis C trea
February 19, 2019, Josh Shapiro - The Philadelphia Inquirer If you ran a company with a failure rate of 68 percent, how long do you think you would stay in business? My guess — not long. Sixty-eight percent is the failure rate for our country’s prison system. When two of every three people emerging from jail are rearrested and return to prison, it is clear our criminal justice system needs reform. There are 2 million people incarcerated in the United States, and 86,000 of the
Day of Empathy is a national day of action to generate empathy on a massive scale for Americans impacted by the criminal justice system. On March 5, 2019, Americans impacted by the criminal justice system nationwide will meet with lawmakers to share their stories and experiences. For the first year ever, Philadelphia will join hundreds of individuals throughout the United States for this call to action. Register for the event here!