Note: PRC encourages the use of person first language whenever possible in referring to people with justice involvement, and people in general. To learn more, click here. WHYY: Aaron Moselle - June 29, 2021 Citing a risk for more violence behind bars, Philadelphia City Controller Rebecca Rhynhart is urging Mayor Jim Kenney’s administration to add more staff to the city’s beleaguered jails — immediately. Data analysis completed by Rhynhart’s office found the city’s prison popu
The seventh installment of our virtual event series focuses on how racism in the criminal justice system impacts the economy. The criminal justice system has frequently failed to live up to its name, with damaging social and economic consequences. Keynote speakers will examine the origins and contemporary context of the U.S. criminal legal system, followed by thought leaders and practitioners who will discuss strategies to address the system’s disparate impacts on the economi
City of Philadelphia: Labonno Islam and Juliet Fink-Yates - June 24, 2021 The City recognizes that access to the internet will remain critical for families and individuals as we begin to recover from the pandemic. Internet access is essential for all Philadelphia families and individuals to do a wide range of activities, from schoolwork to job searching to getting vaccinated and staying healthy. In the past year, there have been exciting developments to help households get th
Philly Voice: Hannah Kanik - June 26, 2021 Over the course of the last year, the United Way of Pennsylvania saw the volume of callers to its 211 help line increase by 110% due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The hotline is a way people in Pennsylvania can learn about resources in their communities, everything from after-school programs to help finding food to assistance paying expenses. From Philadelphia residents alone, the United Way received 54,000 calls, and more than 10,000 of
The Philadelphia Inquirer: Samantha Melamed - June 23rd, 2021 The Philadelphia Department of Prisons has agreed to pay $125,000 to the city’s two community-run nonprofit bail funds — while avoiding a formal finding of contempt in a federal lawsuit over what civil rights lawyers said were cruel and draconian lockdown conditions. That agreement comes four months after a federal judge ordered the department to provide people at least three hours a day out of their cells, reflect
The Project Director oversees the programmatic and administrative operations of the Goldring Reentry Initiative (GRI), a program designed to equip Masters of Social Work (MSW) interns with the knowledge and skills necessary to work in the criminal justice field, and to address the barriers many incarcerated individuals face upon release. He/she partners with the Faculty Director to develop and implement a strategic plan for the GRI; and continually gathers and evaluates data
The Program Manager acts as a coach/technical assistance provider and serves as the liaison between OIC affiliates and OICA through our SOAR reentry program. They will provide overall management and monitor OIC affiliate program operations to include service delivery, partnership development, etc. This position will work closely with frontline staff and OICA staff to understand participants' needs by analyzing data and building meaningful relationships with OIC affiliates. OI
The Philadelphia Citizen: Christina Griffith - June 16, 2021 On a cool afternoon this past spring, entrepreneur Brandon Burris sat before his Zoom screen, facing a panel of high-powered investors and, as entrepreneurs do, made his pitch. My Temporary Home, he told the panel, is a socially minded business that would serve a critical need in Philadelphia, providing LGBTQ+ citizens with a sober living house when they return home from prison. Burris laid out his business plan, ex
Note: PRC encourages the use of person first language whenever possible in referring to people with justice involvement, and people in general. To learn more, click here. WHYY: Katie Meyer - June 18, 2021 Vaccination rates are rising among people incarcerated in Pennsylvania prisons, and case rates are falling. But a number of the system’s COVID-19 prevention measures are still in place, and prisoner advocates and family members say they seem to be outlasting their usefulness
Join the Technology Learning Collaborative to hear from local organizations about their efforts to refurbish and distribute computers to individuals and families. Learn about how TLC members have set up computer refurbishing programs and about the national and local resources available for device access.
Closed captioning will be available. This webinar will be recorded and posted on the TLC YouTube channel.
The Technology Learning Collaborative (TLC) drives the digital lit