Council on Criminal Justice - Admissible Evidence A study found that men with mental health disorders were more likely to be placed in solitary confinement and spent more total days in such placements. The odds of being sent to solitary increased by 125% for those with serious mental illness and by 172% for those with any mental illness. Six of the nine mental illnesses studied—bipolar disorder, major depression, schizophrenia, psychotic disorder, antisocial personality disor
Maternity Care Coalition and Why Not Prosper received funding through the Women’s Reentry Services Initiative. Congratulations to both organizations! Governor Tom Wolf announced the award of $2 million in Women’s Reentry Services Initiative Grants to 21 recipients through the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD). Championed by First Lady Frances Wolf, the program funds will support non-profit organizations to provide holistic reentry support services to ass
The city has created a digital equity resource page – DigitalEquityPHL. It lists digital literacy classes, how to get a free/low-cost device and internet, where to find a public computer center and how to get in-person help. Technology is a critical part of daily life—whether you’re applying for a job, taking an online class, or searching for medical care. In Philadelphia, there is a digital divide. Some residents can’t afford internet subscriptions. Others have very old or s
Donor retention is critical to the long-term sustainability of nonprofits. In this 1-hour webinar, we will present data summarizing the current fundraising landscape and discuss strategies to retain new and existing donors. Attendees will learn how to engage first-time donors in order to secure that critical second, “golden” donation; what donor data to track and report on; and how to leverage technology to streamline your donor management operations. Learn how to retain dono
Bob Barker Foundation invites LOIs from organizations working to reduce recidivism The Bob Barker Foundation was established in May 2009 to develop and support programs that help incarcerated individuals successfully reenter society and stay out for life. To that end, the foundation invites applications from organizations working to reduce recidivism using evidence-based or best practices methods. Organizations must work with a minimum of 100 incarcerated or formerly incarcer
WHYY: Elizabeth Estrada - November 25, 2022 The aisles and shelves in the warehouse at PAR-Recycle Works in North Philadelphia are covered in discarded electronic devices. There are old computers, printers, routers, charging cables, and more. While this stuff may seem like junk to many, to the people employed at Recycle Works, it represents something bigger — the chance to start over. “There are still valuable parts in these things,” said founder Maurice Jones, who goes by Q.
This Community Hiring & Training Resource event, upcoming Wednesday, December 21st, 2022 (10am-1pm) will take place at Hancock Manor (174 W. Allegheny Avenue). The event will include presentations from HACE and Impact Services and convene a variety of employers and representatives from training and certification programs, expanding access for residents seeking to advance their workforce opportunities across many different fields (listed on flyer, attached). All attendees are
Almost four years ago, we began something totally new at The Marshall Project: a print publication bringing our award-winning journalism directly to incarcerated readers, completely free of charge. Since then, we’ve published twelve issues of News Inside, and brought news for incarcerated people into hundreds of prisons and jails across the US. Issue 12 of News Inside is now out; you can read it online or sign up a loved one in prison or jail to receive a print copy for free.
Prison Policy Initiative: Emily Widra - November 28, 2022 People leaving prison have sky-high mortality rates. Most are likely Medicaid-eligible. Making sure they are covered upon release from prison would save lives and reduce recidivism. The gap in healthcare coverage following incarceration leads to high rates of death just after release: During just the first two weeks after release from prison, people leaving custody face a risk of death more than 12 times higher than th
Immigrant and Refugee Wellness Academy Now Accepting Applications The City of Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services (DBHIDS) is excited to launch the second pilot cohort of the DBHIDS Immigrant/Refugee Wellness Academy (IRWA). IRWA is a free training program designed to empower and prepare Philadelphia's multilingual/multicultural immigrants and refugees with the knowledge, resources, and tools to engage in activities that address b