Coalition Updates

August 27, 2019

As part of our monthly training series, Philadelphia Reentry Coalition hosted a training by researchers from Drexel, Temple, and the PA Department of Corrections earlier this month. The training focused on the best practices involved in building and sustaining effective relationships between researchers and practitioners. Below is a summary of some of the key takeaways from the training.

The Philadelphia Reentry Coalition is a...

August 19, 2019

Bianca van Heydoorn and Aviva Tevah Appointed to City’s New Office of Reentry Partnerships

Sabrina Vourvoulias - August 19, 2019

"Bianca van Heydoorn, until recently part of the Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice at Temple University, and Aviva Tevah, from the Philadelphia Reentry Coalition, will serve as senior director and director of policy and planning, respectively, for a newly created Office of Reentry Partner...

August 19, 2019

Reentry Coalition Releases Report on the Landscape of Reentry Services in Philadelphia

The Philadelphia Reentry Coalition has released our long awaited report, “Philadelphia’s Reentry Services Landscape.”  This report, co-authored by Temple University’s Department of Criminal Justice, is a comprehensive survey of more than 100 programs that serve people with criminal justice system involvement. The report reflects our stra...

June 13, 2019

For Ruth Shefner, the Goldring Reentry Initiative (GRI) was one of the primary reasons she chose to come to The University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Policy and Practice (SP2) for her Master of Social Work degree. Having gone through the unique program as an MSW student herself, she has remained involved and now acts as the program’s director. “I formed strong relationships with my clients and continue to stay in touch...

June 11, 2019

In recognition of Reentry Month 2019, the Coalition partnered with three amazing students ad recent graduates from the University of Pennsylvania to produce profiles on several member organizations.

You can read the first profile here and check into our Member Profile Page for new ones every other weekday this June.

Thank you to our media fellows Carson Eckhard, Janie Kim, and Elena Prieto for their commitment these past few mo...

June 11, 2019

“There was nothing in place for the ladies,” recounts Anita Williams, MsEd when she reflects on the origins of Sisters Returning Home, a nonprofit dedicated to serving formerly-incarcerated Philadelphians.

Founded in 2009 by Peggy Sims, Sisters Returning Home initially sought to aid women’s reentry journeys. Sisters Returning Home was the first Philadelphia-based organization dedicated to serving women’s reentry needs.

In the y...

May 28, 2019

Join the Dornsife School of Public Health at Drexel University, the SOL Collective and the Philadelphia Department of Public Health for a training on opioid overdose response.

The training will consist of the following: an overview of the opioid crisis in Philadelphia, the heightened risk of overdose for people being released from jail or prison, and the war on drugs. We will conclude with a training on how to help someone who...

April 22, 2019

The Philadelphia Reentry Coalition will host its 2nd Annual Reentry Celebration and Awards Ceremony during Reentry Month on June 6th!

If you have any questions, contact Nia Kaudo, nia.kaudo@phila.gov. Thank you.

April 10, 2019

Deadline for Reentry Month Award Nominations Extended to April 19th!

Read, download, and share the flier below to learn more!

Download Flier Here and Nominate Here!

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