For the full list of awardees, click here. The City of Philadelphia today announced that the Criminal Justice and Public Safety Cluster’s Office of Criminal Justice will award twenty microgrants to community organizations that support the criminal justice reform efforts of the Kenney Administration. These grants of up to $10,000 are designed to advance racial equity in the criminal justice system and safely reduce the local jail population. The Criminal Justice Microgrant Fun
City of Philadelphia: Bria Spivey - April 21, 2021 The City of Philadelphia is proud to announce the recipients of the Reentry Solutions Microgrants for Community Engagement which bring together grassroots community organizations and City government to better address the many challenges faced by Philadelphians released from incarceration and those under county probation or parole supervision. While the implementation of Neighborhood Resource Centers (NRCs) has been delayed fr
Generocity: Krystine Sipple - April 26, 2021 Imagine getting released from prison, only to find that your record creates significant barriers to obtaining affordable housing, to accessing social services, and to getting a job with a livable wage. General Manager of PAR-Recycle Works Maurice Q. Jones has some first-hand experience with these obstacles and was determined to do something to make the reentry process easier. “I was incarcerated from September of 2005 until Februar
The Columbus Dispatch: Sarah Denny - April 29, 2021 We have a deep and recent history in this country of punishing children and teens in violent and tragic ways despite their age. The youngest documented juvenile death penalty was the execution of a 12-year-old girl in Connecticut in 1786. The U.S. Supreme Court didn’t outlaw juvenile death sentences until 2005. Our own state of Ohio abolished life in prison without parole for juvenile offenders only earlier this year. Why ar
This year the Office of Reentry Partnerships is excited to again be able to hire two VISTAs, a Reentry Housing VISTA and Reentry Workforce Development VISTA. Both will serve as central contact points between Reentry Coalition member organizations, staff in the Office of Reentry Partnerships (where they will be based), and other City and criminal justice agencies and departments.
The Office of Reentry Partnerships is less than two years old and in a really exciting time as w
Register Here for the Webinar Date/ Time: May 17th @ 9am Despite the very best efforts of so many over many years, Philadelphia remains the poorest big city in America. There’s one program that could bring millions into distressed neighborhoods, for free, but none of us are taking advantage of it: Pardons. Pennsylvania may have the most progressive pardon system in the country. The Economy League has called pardons a “no-cost community development and neighborhood investment
TLC's next workshop will be on Tuesday April 27th at 2pm on The Digital Divide and COVID-19 Vaccine Access. Register here and please share the attached flyer with your networks. The digital divide is a major barrier making it harder for eligible individuals to get access to COVID-19 vaccines. How can your organization help?
Hear from Philadelphia's Department of Public Health and digital inclusion practitioners about how organizations can help bridge the digital divide and s
Community College of Philadelphia is currently recruiting participants for the final cohorts of our Career Readiness Soft-Skills Pre-Apprenticeship Program for this school year. These programs are free for participants, and prepare them for entry into employment, or further study or Apprenticeship in a field of their choice. The Career Readiness Soft Skills (CRS) Pre-Apprenticeship Program provides participants with a strong foundation in the application of workplace skills,
The Biden Administration has proclaimed April Second Chance Month. Governments and corporations across the country are starting to recognize the importance of providing returning citizens with opportunities and social supports necessary to successfully re-enter society. The City of Philadelphia’s Fair Chance Hiring Initiative is committed to fostering re-entry through connection to meaningful and sustainable employment with local businesses. We plan to use the month of April
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10:00 AM EDT - 11:30 AM EDT Online only The United States incarcerates more people per capita than any other country in the world. Recidivism rates continue to be high as millions of people cycle in and out of the criminal justice system and deal with a cumbersome pretrial detention process. Black people are disproportionately more likely to die from police violence, and racial and ethnic minorities are simultaneously over- a