Date: October 13th, 2pm - 4pm To register for this event, click here. The Network of Neighbors--an initiative of the Dept. of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services (DBHIDS)--is Philadelphia's FREE citywide Trauma Response Network. This webinar will provide an overview of the Network of Neighbors initiative, their upcoming (virtual) training in November (2nd, 4th, 5th and 6th, 12 to 4 pm each day), and it will give you a sense of what volunteering with the Net
Free. Live-streamed on Facebook and via Zoom webinar. Date: October 6th, 6pm - 7pm Join Eastern State for a panel discussion about the need to expand second chances in Pennsylvania. Hear about ongoing efforts to encourage our state’s leaders to support ending life without parole, creating medical and geriatric parole, and expanding clemency. Celeste Trusty, Pennsylvania State Policy Director, FAMM - In her role with FAMM, Celeste Trusty works with policymakers, advocates, and
To read the full report, click here. Prisons, nursing homes, and other congregate settings are at the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic. Once the virus enters a prison, it can easily spread among people confined in close quarters and travel back into the community, fueling the spread of the virus outside prison walls. That means protecting against COVID-19 in prisons is not just a matter of caring about people who live and work in those facilities — it's a matter of commu
Amazon is planning to fill many positions across its new Delivery Stations, Whole Foods markets, and Fast-Fresh retail locations. All roles start at $15 an hour with benefits beginning on the first day of employment. The Commerce Department’s Workforce Division, along with local workforce agencies, are collaborating with representatives from Amazon to host two virtual Employer Recruitment Sessions in early October via Zoom to provide more information on the positions, hiring
Administered by ORP, the Reentry Solutions Microgrants for Community Engagement initiative focuses on soliciting community input to inform how people under county probation and parole supervision can best be supported and connected to services (such as workforce training, adult education, and primary healthcare), and how the City can build a more effective reentry services system. This microgranting is part of the broader work around Neighborhood Resource Centers, and will be
To learn more and apply, click here. The Department of Commerce’s Workforce Development Division is pleased to announce the release of a Call For Ideas (CFI). The CFI seeks proposals that identify and accelerate innovative, evidence-informed approaches to supporting un- and under-employed Philadelphians prepare for and connect to sustainable career pathways that pay a living wage. Project proposals must clearly identify how funding will be used to address workforce challenges
Click Here to Learn More and Apply The City’s Criminal Justice and Public Safety Cabinet announced today the launch of two new microgrant programs designed to aid in the City’s work on criminal justice reform. The microgrants, offered through the Office of Criminal Justice (OCJ) and the Office of Reentry Partnerships (ORP), are now seeking applications from qualifying community-based organizations.
“By investing in people and organizations who know the community best, we ar
Pennsylvania Department of Corrections has launched a new website intended to streamline the process of scheduling a visitation to any of their facilities. Given that the platform is new and could therefore be confusing the navigate, Pennsylvania Prison Society has offered to help anyone who needs help navigating the tool. To access DoC's Scheduling website, click here. To get in touch with someone at Pennsylvania Prison Society, email email@example.com.