February 28, 2020

Samantha Melamed - February 27, 2020

Sentenced to prison as a teenager, Abd’allah Lateef lost his right to vote for the 31 years he spent in a state prison in rural Greene County, more than 300 miles from home. But he was counted in the U.S. census as a resident of that...

February 28, 2020

Philly SHRM Webinar

There is a disconnect between regional job vacancies and skilled labor who can fill those jobs. (otherwise known as the skill gap). Many companies have begun tapping into new populations of talents including returning citizens (formerly incarcerated)...

February 7, 2020

Erica Jedynak - February 5, 2020

Presidents Barack Obama and Donald Trump don’t have much in common, but even they agree that occupational licensing laws do the American people more harm than good.

In 2015, the Obama administration released a set of best p...

January 21, 2020

"At Bank of America, we’re guided by a common purpose to help make financial lives better. We’re delivering on this through our responsible growth strategy with a focus on environmental, social and governance (ESG) leadership. As part of this work, we develop strong pa...

January 17, 2020

PHDC is pleased to issue this Request for Proposals to owners and/or property managers (on behalf of owners) of affordable housing properties with income-restricted rental units that were built or substantially renovated with federal, state or local subsidies.  PHDC is...

January 17, 2020

Ayana Jones - January 14, 2020

A new effort is underway to encourage companies to employ ex-offenders at a time when one in three American adults has a criminal record.

Koch Industries has partnered with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) on the Getting Tal...

December 9, 2019

Darryl C Murphy - December 6, 2019

Ride-hailing company Lyft wants to improve job access by providing transportation to job-hunters. The company recently launched its Jobs Access Program in Philadelphia by collaborating with Philadelphia Works, a non-profit workforce de...

October 31, 2019

‘This is About Using Our Budget Dollars Wisely’: PA. Corrections Dept. Establishes New Guidelines for Former Inmates Seeking Help

Stephen Caruso - October 30, 2019

As it tries to plug a $140 million budget hole, the state Department of Corrections has started screening i...

September 19, 2019

After Prison, More Punishment

Tracy Jan - September 3, 2019

He had spent 17 of his 46 years behind bars, locked in a pattern of addiction and crime that led to 16 prison terms. Now, Meko Lincoln pushed a cart of cleaning supplies at the reentry house to which he had been...

September 9, 2019

A New Risk Assessment Tool for Sentencing in PA Criminal Cases—Reform or More Harm? | Opinion

Laurel Gift - September 7, 2019

On September 5, 2019, the Pennsylvania Commission on Sentencing adopted a Sentence Risk Assessment Instrument that has been subject to harsh crit...

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