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May 16, 2017

This report from the Urban Institute examines criminal background checks as a significant collateral consequence for people in the justice system and explores the importance of employment to reducing recidivism.
 

May 16, 2017

State officials are launching the first statewide council to help former prison inmates navigate the challenges of finding housing, work and health care as they adjust to life outside bars. Gov. Wolf and Attorney General Josh Shapiro on Monday announced the creation of...

May 2, 2017

"Pennsylvania became the third state to launch a statewide Stepping Up Initiative to reduce the number of people with mental illnesses in county jails, joining Ohio and California on April 4.“Every single meeting that I have with law enforcement, the number one issue t...

May 1, 2017

BY Jean Friedman-Rudovsky, on NextCity,

"Finding stable, affordable housing is rarely easy, no matter who you are. Doing so after years behind bars can be nearly impossible. Between 70 and 90 percent of people returning from prison move in with a family member or loved...

May 1, 2017

A new report from CLASP, Reconnecting Justice: Lessons Learned and the Agenda Ahead, lifts up the strong connections between education, jobs, and criminal justice.  Continuing the discussion from CLASP’s Reconnecting Justice forum last fall, the report outlines our age...

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