WHYY: Tom MacDonald | May 25, 2022 Philadelphia’s top cop offered promises of increased patrols around schools for the rest of the school year and during the holiday weekend to stem the rising tide of violence in Philadelphia. At the same time, city police announced a new program designed to find and support those who are at risk of involvement with gun violence between the ages of 18 and 34, as part of the Philadelphia Roadmap to Safer Communities. Philadelphia Housing Autho
Your Next Step is a career services listing and has a section for “returning citizens.” Check it out! https://yournextstep.org/ This new resource is intended to connect individual career seekers to active programs and services (and jobs) in Philadelphia. It was created by Philadelphia Works, in partnership with the City’s Commerce Dept. To visit the website, click here.
The Philadelphia Reentry Coalition is seeking proposals to offer a series of Job Readiness training workshops to Coalition members. PRC is looking for someone to develop training that will help reentry employment service providers better prepare people coming home from jail and prison for long-term success via the sharing of best practices. We're inviting anyone who believes they possess the expertise to lead such a training series to submit a proposal to PRC. You'll find mor
About the fund The Criminal Justice Microgrant Fund provides resources to community-based organizations doing innovative work on criminal justice reform. This work must further the goals of the City’s participation in the MacArthur Foundation Safety and Justice Challenge. The fund is a collaboration between the City and its criminal justice and community partners. The fund aims to support projects that: -Develop new and creative approaches to criminal justice reform in Philad
Policymakers need precise, consistent, and useful data metrics that enable them to quickly and easily understand how people move through the criminal justice system and how related policy and financial changes may impact public safety. Justice Counts, a new initiative led by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs' Bureau of Justice Assistance and The Council of State Governments Justice Center, is designed to help policymakers and criminal justice practit
HARRISBURG – The Sens. Camera Bartolotta (R-46) and Anthony Williams (D-8) today introduced the Juvenile Justice Policy Act, which aims to reduce Pennsylvania’s reliance on out-of-home placements for relatively low-level offenses and establish consistency across the state when courts divert youth cases. Research shows that most youth are not on a path toward adult crime, and over-involvement in the juvenile justice system can increase their likelihood of reoffending. Yet most
The Philadelphia Inquirer: Donnell Drinks | May 23, 2022 I was born in North Philadelphia to a 17-year-old mother who struggled with addiction and an 18-year-old father who would later abandon me and my younger brother. My childhood was marked by instability, both at home and in my neighborhood, where the police presence felt like an occupying force. By the time I was a teenager, I had experienced homelessness, hunger, and mental and physical abuse. I existed solely in height
Topic: Why Fair Chance Hiring Date: Friday, June 3, 2022 Time: 1:00 pm – 2:15 pm EST / 10:00 am - 11:15 am PST Registration: Click here Over the years many companies have created policies that exclude individuals with a criminal record from accessing job opportunities. However, in the current economy where the demand for workers exceeds the supply, many companies are exploring Second (Fair) Chance hiring opportunities. Fair Chance hiring is an approach where companies change