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December 20, 2019

Openings in the Transitional Employment Program

The Philadelphia Furniture Bank has several openings in our Transitional Employment Program. These are paid, part-time opportunities for people who have been out of the workforce for several reasons and need extra support...

December 20, 2019

CRIMELINES

A 20 Year Story of Crime and Incarceration

A new infographic from the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections illustrates crime trends from 1998 to 2018 and shows how the overall crime rate has changed against the backdrop of different gubernatorial administrat...

December 20, 2019

Doulas at the County Jail

Women in jail typically have limited prenatal support and return to custody soon after giving birth. One Chicago program is testing a different approach.

Sarah Conway - 12/20/19

Inside a tier reserved for pregnant women in Chicago’s Cook County J...

December 18, 2019

Leaders in the PA House of Representatives announced the chamber will take up a bipartisan package of bills to reform Pennsylvania’s probation and parole system, to reduce recidivism and to help formerly incarcerated individuals find jobs that will help them avoid some...

December 18, 2019

Criminal Justice Reform: Restoring Equity to a Broken System MacArthur Safety and Justice Challenge

The first year of the Mayor’s term, 2016, brought a landmark announcement: Philadelphia became the largest grant award recipient of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthu...

December 18, 2019

Marc Levy - December 18, 2019

Pennsylvania enacted a new law Wednesday that is designed to limit the stays of lower-risk offenders in prison in its latest effort to reduce the state’s prison population and to stop first-time offenders from becoming repeat offenders.

Gov....

December 17, 2019

New America has released a report that seeks to facilitate conversations around the potential of correctional post secondary education and/or job training programs as tools to mitigate the gap in skills and employment challenges for justice-involved individuals. In pre...

December 13, 2019

The process of reentry for formerly incarcerated persons can be a burdensome, stigma-laden transition, and any difficult transition requires resilience. African Americans—the group most impacted by incarceration trauma—commonly depend on faith leaders in times of crisi...

December 10, 2019

Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site is currently accepting applications for a Specialist, Institutional Giving in its Advancement Department. Reporting to the Director of Institutional Giving, the Specialist, Institutional Giving will support the grants strategy f...

December 10, 2019

CLS is seeking a staff attorney to support and further advocacy issues that impact low-income immigrant and Limited English Proficient communities.  This includes issues that affect their access to benefits, courts, government agencies, systems, and services.  This new...

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