January 3, 2020

From ACLU:

"Join Philly Bail Fund on MLK day, January 20, 2020, for a citywide community hearing on ending money bail and pretrial punishment in Philadelphia!

Philly is the most incarcerated big city in the United States. While we have made big strides in reducing Phil...

December 3, 2019

Samantha Melamed - December 3, 2019

Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner has long argued that people should not be incarcerated for drug addiction.

Now he’s putting that philosophy into action. His office has quietly launched an interim version of an unprecedente...

November 22, 2019

Coalition Aims to Support People Who Are Arrested

Afea Tucker - November 20, 2019

The Defender Association of Philadelphia launched its Pre-Entry Coalition initiative at the Bonnell Auditorium at Community College of Philadelphia on Thursday.

The coalition is a network of...

September 19, 2019

The Essential Role of Juvenile Diversion

In 2016, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention began awarding grants to states seeking to revamp their juvenile diversion policies and practices, with the goal of reducing formal system contact, improving yout...

August 28, 2019

Pennsylvania Plans to Close Another Prison

Marc Levy - August 28, 2019

Pennsylvania prison officials are planning to close another prison, as the inmate population continues to decline and prison costs rise, lawmakers and union officials said Wednesday.

Prison officials b...

August 13, 2019

Request for Letters of Interest for Innovative Homelessness Prevention and Diversion Activities for Families

The Office of Homeless Services is seeking Letters of Interest from not-for-profit organizations interested in...

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