Join Us for the BenePhilly Summit on (3/1)
Join us 9:00-11:00AM EST on Tuesday, March 1 (via Zoom) Please join Benefits Data Trust and the Office of Community Empowerment and Opportunity for the first BenePhilly Summit on March 1, 2022. This virtual gathering of Philadelphia's benefits access leaders is intended to recognize BenePhilly's impact and discuss our shared vision for the future, including how our collective experience of serving families in need throughout the pandemic can inform our path forward. Your incr
PRC Toolkit for Job Developer Staff
The Philadelphia Reentry Coalition created a page of our website dedicated to sharing resources designed to support job developer staff. The page includes information and resources to help support people coming home in becoming job ready, finding employment and communicating with employers. You can find it here, or on our website under," Resources."
Wrongfully Sentenced, The Horton Brothers are Ready with a Plan to Reduce Philly Violence
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. Billy Penn: Lisa Bryant | February 21, 2022 Lee Horton sat in the waiting area at Jefferson Hospital last March, watching with fascination what he considered an unusual display: many of the people around him seemed to be having animated conversations with themselves. “Some of them were pacing, laughing, usin
Office of Reentry Partnerships Looking to Hire Reentry Workforce Development VISTA (4/1)
The Office of Reentry Partnerships is looking to hire an AmeriCorps VISTA for year 3 of the Reentry Workforce Development project. See details below: Before You Apply: Learn about the program and how VISTAs build capacity in City departments. Review the benefits and requirements of becoming a VISTA. Explore the available VISTA positions. Our program will continue to follow state, City, and AmeriCorps guidance in regard to COVID-19 safety precautions. We will work with individ
Philly City Council Plans to Revise Its Redistricting Plan to Address ‘Prison Gerrymandering’
The Philadelphia Inquirer: Sean Collins Walsh | February 23, 2022 City Council is planning to revise its recently approved redistricting plan to ensure incarcerated Philadelphians are counted in their home districts, instead of the city jails or state prisons in which they were held at the time of the 2020 census. Council President Darrell L. Clarke confirmed that his office is working with Mayor Jim Kenney’s administration to adjust its population data to tackle the issue kn
Virtual Symposium: Women's Rights in the Criminal Justice System (3/3)
Attached is a flyer for a free virtual Penn Law Symposium next March 3rd called "Unseen Struggles: Women's Rights in the Criminal Justice System". Join to hear about Family and Incarceration: What It Means to be a Parent Behind Bars, Reproductive Rights and Pregnancy In Carceral Settings, and much more! To register, click here. (There are 4.5 CLE credits for the day. The registration is completely free, but there is a fee if you want CLE credits.)
Philly Shipyard, Inc. Training and Union Apprentice Jobs Opportunity (3/11)
The Navy Yard Workforce Development is excited to announce that they are recruiting for training and job opportunities as Apprentices starting today through Friday, March 11th! This program which will run March 28 - April 15 intends to connect Philadelphia residents to an opportunity to interview for union-represented Apprentice positions at Philly Shipyard Inc. starting at $17.13/hr. Graduates who are extended a job offer will have the opportunity to become full-performance
Does Your Organization Work with People Who Have Been Impacted by the Childline Registry?
Community Legal Services is currently working on advocacy to challenge PA's Childline Registry, where people accused of child abuse or neglect are placed without a hearing and then are barred from working in a number of different fields including child care and healthcare. In our experience at CLS, it is often for incidents that involve circumstances of poverty or accidental injuries. These cases can often intersect with dependency cases in family court and sometimes criminal
End Medical Copays in Pennsylvania Prisons and Jails!
From February to November of 2021, Pennsylvania temporarily suspended medical copays for all individuals in custody. It's time to help end the $5 copay for good! Please join us in supporting Pennsylvania House Bill (HB) 1753 and let our lawmakers and the Dept. Corrections know why medical copays for incarcerated individuals need to end permanently today! Copays put healthcare out of reach for many incarcerated people. Medical treatment often means a choice between the copay o
Use Art as a Form of Social Justice: Apply to People's Paper Co-op Fellowship (2/28)
The People’s Paper Co-op (PPC) is a women led, women focused, women powered, art and advocacy project at The Village of Arts and Humanities. We work with artists, activists, and legislative experts to: Build relationships with other phenomenal women from across the city Create photos, films, poems, and campaigns that destroy toxic stereotypes about women in reentry Help make art that will free women who are sitting in jail due to cash bail Design and organize public eve