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The Reentry Support Project is Recruiting for Its Spring 2017 REACH and Future Forward Programs!

In 2010, Community College of Philadelphia (CCP) established the Reentry Support Project (RSP) as an initiative of the College’s Fox Rothschild Center for Law and Society. RSP’s mission is to foster higher education achievement among the College’s students with criminal records while contributing to public safety, enhancing community health, and reducing recidivism in the City of Philadelphia. For eligibility requirements for these two programs, please see flier.

Second Chance Act Grantees Receive DOL Grants to Continue Reentry Efforts

Several current and former Second Chance Act grantees were awarded funding last month from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) to support workforce development, reduce recidivism, and assist people returning to communities after incarceration. “These grants are an important step in fulfilling our promise as a land of second chances by moving beyond locking people up and instead working together to unlock their potential,” said U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez.

PIAAC Survey of Incarcerated Adults Confirms the Need for Investment in Correctional Education

On November 15, the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) released the results of the U.S. Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) Survey of Incarcerated Adults. The survey, which examines incarcerated adults’ skills, work experience, and education, demonstrates a clear need to invest in correctional education and training. IES compared a national sample of incarcerated adults in federal, state, and private prisons with data on the average U.S. household, finding stark differences in economic success. The results reinforce lessons from CLASP’s recent forum, Reconnecting Justice: Pathways to Effective Reentry though Education and Training (also linked under reso

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