March 23, 2020

Sisters Achieving Transformation Through Mentorship



Our mission is to help formerly incarcerated women break the cycle of recidivism by offering resources, healing, self-love and transformation through mentorship and advocacy.

March 13, 2020

Governor Tom Wolf and Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro today in Reading announced the Pennsylvania Reentry Council’s (PARC) efforts to support reentering citizens as well as recommendations for enhancing the successful entry of returning citizens. PARC, which...

March 11, 2020

The purpose of this pilot program is to provide eligible, incarcerated individuals in state correctional facilities or local jails with workforce services prior to release and to continue services after release by transitioning the participants into reentry programs in...

March 10, 2020

More than a quarter of the 600,000 Americans who are reincarcerated each year are sent back to prison because they have committed “technical violations” of their terms of probation or parole—not because they have committed new crimes.

The high percentage of such violati...

March 10, 2020

Over the past two decades, criminal justice reform has focused on evidence-based interventions to prevent arrests and incarceration and to facilitate community reintegration. These initiatives represent a movement toward a less punitive, more holistic approach to publi...

March 4, 2020

BJA is excited to announce Fiscal Year 2020 funding opportunities to advance the field of corrections and reentry. We recently released solicitations seeking applications from government agencies, private and nonprofit organizations, and public and private institutes o...

January 15, 2020

Marc Eichmann - January 15, 2020

Jarell Hawkins is one of 20 formerly incarcerated people hired by 2 Fish Home Renovations.

Along with Delaware Technical and Community College, 2 Fish offers a five-week construction training course behind bars to give prisoners a better...

January 13, 2020

Samantha Melamed - January 6, 2020

It took more than a decade after the legislature issued it a mandate, but Pennsylvania’s Commission on Sentencing has finally instituted guidelines for resentencing people who violate their probation.

What the commission came up wi...

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.


November 8, 2019

The First Year After Leaving Prison is Harder for Hispanics

"The first 72 hours after being released are crucial. Having counted down the days with scratches on a cell wall, that longed-for moment is a dream that can vanish in just three days. More than ten studies and...

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