On October 24, 2018 the Philadelphia Reentry Coalition hosted a packed room for its Fall 2018 Quarterly Stakeholder Meeting.
The meeting started with a brief preview of the Member and Providers Survey from the Coalition's director, Aviva Tevah. The Preview highlighted data from last year's survey, including an examination of distribution of program sites across Philadelphia's zip-codes, a snapshot of our members' funding and budget levels, as well a a look at data sharing and tracking mechanisms.
Following the presentation, consultant Erica Atwood presented on the City's "Neighborhood Resource Centers" initiative. Over 100 people representing more than 65 organizations and agencies heard about the Neighborhood Resource Center (NRC) initiative (formerly referred to as Community Resource Centers) and provided feedback, through facilitated discussion and surveys.
Lastly, Vanessa Garrett-Harley, the City's Deputy Managing Director of Criminal Justice and Public Safety, discussed her team's effort to produce a violence prevention strategy for the Mayor, and some of her hopes for reentry in Philadelphia.
Thank you to Philadelphia Municipal Court for providing the meeting space!
Our next Quarterly Stakeholder Meeting will be January 23, 2019, we hope you can join us! Info to come.