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October 30, 2018

The Prison Society is looking to hire a new Prison Monitoring Director 

On any given day, 80,000 Pennsylvanians are incarcerated in state prisons and county jails.  The Pennsylvania Prison Society is uniquely positioned to monitor and advocate for humane prison con...

October 30, 2018

A New Law Will Expand Clearing of Criminal Records in Pennsylvania

  • A new law called "Clean Slate" will automatically seal many criminal cases, beginning around July 2019.

  • Automatically sealed cases will include all dropped cases (after around 60 days), summary...

October 30, 2018

Mighty Writers | At Mighty Writers, more than 3,000 Philadelphia and Camden kids learn to think clearly and write with clarity every year. All our programs are free to the children we serve. | Sign up at New volunteer sign-up. | Call 267-239-0899 x2 or email Rachel Loe...

October 30, 2018

The MENTOR Program is an innovative, court-based reentry program that operates within the First Judicial District via a three-year grant from the Department of Justice and is supervised by Judge Michael E. Erdos and Judge Kai Scott.  MENTOR matches Philadelphia’s young...

October 29, 2018

The New Press, a public interest book publisher, and the Center for American Progress (CAP), a public policy think tank, request submission of essays for consideration to be included for publication in a book featuring criminal justice reform ideas from formerly and cu...

October 29, 2018

Join those passionate about ensuring that women re-entering the community from the

criminal justice system have access to health care and supports they need to succeed!We are seeking a candidate who is able to help women in our community use their voices and stories to...

October 29, 2018

October 29, 2018, Claudia Lauer - Associated Press

The idea for a juvenile justice hub started with a handful of Philadelphia police officers who knew the way they interacted with juveniles had to change. The judges of the Bloomberg Philanthropies U.S. Mayors Challenge...

October 25, 2018

October 24, 2018, Julie Zeglen - Generocity

The MacArthur Foundation Safety and Justice Challenge has picked Philadelphia as a recipient of its latest round of grants.

The new $4 million grant — the largest of this round — is a follow-up to a 2016 grant worth $...

October 18, 2018

October 16, 2018, Michael D'Onifrio - The Philadelphia Tribune

Mary Baxter thought her past was behind her. 

Ten years after she served seven months in prison for two felonies, Baxter earned two degrees from the Community College of Philadelphia. Her next step: Transitio...

October 17, 2018

October 16, 2018, Victor Fiorillo - Philly Magazine

We hear a lot these days about how hard it is for someone leaving prison to reenter society and get a job. Well, it’s been literal decades since Philadelphia resident Kendall Reese walked out of jail, and he’s still ru...

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