September 17, 2020

The Philadelphia Tribune: Renée Cardwell Hughes - September 15, 2020

The United States has the highest incarceration rate in the world. According to the Sentencing Project, a public policy and advocacy organization, there are 2.2 million people in the nation’s prisons and jails. This represents a 500% increase in incarceration over the last 40 years.

Pennsylvania is not immune to mass incarceration. On any given day, more than 2...

September 17, 2020

The City of Philadelphia has made a significant change to the amount of rental assistance funding that is available for Phase 2 of the COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program. Now, RENT CAN BE PAID UP TO $1500.00!

"Our goal throughout the pandemic has been – and continues to be – to keep people in their homes." said Mayor Jim Kenney. "Whether it’s through our rental assistance program, COVID emergency housing sites, or our...

September 16, 2020

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Community-based nonprofits are trusted partners in providing resources, supports, and services to meet the unique needs of the Black and African American community. Yet data show there are disparities in the funding available to Black- and African American-led nonprofits. That’s why Microsoft is investing $15 million over three years in Black- and African Americ...

September 16, 2020

About The Summit

Justice, Reentry and Healthcare Summit is a conference that welcomes all who are interested in learning more about the impact of mass incarceration and health disparities in our communities.

This informative virtual experience will consist of a series of talks, webinars, and conversations that:

  • unite relevant topics and key figures to ignite thought and action around advocacy, justice and empowerment for thos...

September 15, 2020

The City’s Office of Homeless Services (OHS) announced today that it has received a grant award of nearly $1.5 million from Home4Good to help those who are homeless or at risk of homelessness by channeling dollars to local service organizations that know how to help.

Home4Good is an annual funding initiative led by the Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh (FHLB) and the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA). This year’s lo...

September 15, 2020

Delaware Public Media: Sophia Schmidt - September 15, 2020

Members of the Trump Administration visited an urban farm in Wilmington Monday. They see the project as a model for economic development and reentry training programs. 

U.S. Attorney General William Barr and Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson toured Second Chances Farm in Wilmington. 

Second Chances Farm is an indoor, hydroponic commercial f...

September 15, 2020

Prison Policy Initiative: Wanda Bertram - September 2, 2020

The very same obstacles that make it hard for people released from prison to succeed — homelessness, a lack of transportation, barriers to healthcare, and more — also make it harder to stay safe from the coronavirus. At this moment, where it is well established that depopulating prisons and jails is critical for health and safety on both sides of the walls, it is criti...

September 14, 2020

Generocity: Michael Butler & Alyssa Biederman - September 11, 2020

As the job-killing COVID-19 pandemic rages, accessing unemployment benefits in recent months has been a lifeline for hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvanians — as well as a headache.

While it had initially had its issues — including overloaded helplines — the state’s Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) application gave gig workers and f...

September 14, 2020

The Philadelphia Inquirer: Danese Kenon - September 11, 2020

At most news organizations, mugshots are a default companion to many crime stories. The Inquirer has been no different, routinely publishing dozens of police booking photos a year.

That is no longer the case. The Philadelphia Inquirer will use mugshots infrequently, and only when there is a compelling reason to include the image.

Here’s why:

  • Because of longstanding r...

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