First Lady Frances Wolf will moderate a virtual conversation of reentry advocates and mental health and substance use disorder experts, discussing the impacts of mental health and substance use disorder on incarcerated women and women reentering, and highlighting existing services for women. According to the PA Dept. of Corrections, more than 65% of incarcerated women are on the mental health roster, with about 13% of women recorded as being seriously mentally ill. Additional
Position Summary: PLSE is seeking a full-time Pro Bono Project Coordinator to oversee its pro bono Pardon Project. Reporting to the Senior Staff Attorney, the Pro Bono Project Coordinator leads PLSE’s volunteer attorney project, overseeing recruitment, management, engagement, and retention. The position is full-time and exempt, with employee benefits and a warm and supportive team atmosphere. PLSE values a diverse work environment and strongly encourages people with lived exp
The Philadelphia Reentry Coalition's I.D. resource list, recognizes many of Philadelphia's organizations that help justice-involved citizens obtain several "types" of identification. Citizens are encouraged to contact organizations directly for any questions. Please click here the attachment above, to view the entire list.
Inequality: Phil Mattera | November 29, 2021 For years, rogue corporations have in effect gotten away with murder through a system that allows them to avoid prosecution for serious offenses by promising to change their ways and paying affordable financial penalties. These arrangements, widely used by the Justice Department, are known as deferred prosecution and non-prosecution agreements but they are really nothing more than leniency practices. Their supporters claim that the
The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program LIHEAP is a federal program that provides financial heating assistance to qualified households in the form of grants. The assistance is available to help customers that are at/below 150% of the federal poverty income guidelines and demonstrate a heating burden. The LIHEAP program provides cash and crisis assistance by a direct payment to your account with a vendor, such as a utility company like PECO. LIHEAP allocates a portion o
PHENND: L.B. Research and Education Foundation | November 23, 2021 The L.B. Research and Education Foundation supports nonprofit organizations throughout the United States. The Foundation provides grants ranging from $10,000 to $75,000 to organizations that address one of the following areas: In the Education category, the focus is on supporting inventive approaches that boost engagement and achievement for populations that face education opportunity gaps tied to poverty, gen
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. Assembles of God: Peter K. Johnson | November 23, 2021 “The church people helped us repair our marriage and showed God’s love and grace,” Pritchett says. Prisoner recidivism begs fixing as a national plight. For example, two out of three former prisoners are rearrested and more than 50% eventually return to
The Mural Arts Restorative Justice department has another employment opportunity on the horizon for returning citizens with its all women reentry program. The Mural Arts Restorative Justice Department is fresh off their pilot launch and looking to graduate more Women who've been impacted by the criminal justice system. They are currently recruiting for their next cohort which will run from January10th through May 27th 2022. The application process will be open until December