PRC Training Library

The Reentry Coalition facilitates trainings for members that are directly inspired by needs that members have expressed. On this page, you'll find links to recordings and slide decks from previous trainings the Coalition has hosted.

Intro to Proposal Writing

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Topics covered:

  • The basic elements of a strong proposal

  • The "do's" and "don'ts" of writing and submitting a proposal

  • How to follow up whether the answer is yes or no

Intro to Finding Grants

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Topics covered:

  • Who funds nonprofits

  • What funders want to know about organizations they are interested in funding - How to identify potential funders and make the first approach

  • A demonstration of Foundation Directory Online Essential, available to RFC patrons remotely

Know Your Systems Training

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Kavita Goyal, Community Partnerships Coodinator for the Defender Association, presents on a series of “Know Your Systems” trainings to help you understand the entire criminal justice system process, from arrest to trial, and everything in between. 

Supporting People with Sex Offenses/ On the Registry

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Presenter Randall Hayes from PARSOL discussed the following topics:

  • An overview of the convoluted history of the registry in PA

  • Demographics of people are on The List

  • Prevalence and recidivism of sex offenses

  • Reentry and life on the registry in PA and beyond

  • Pedophilia vs. child abuse

  • Pending court cases in PA

Ban the Box Ordinance

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Presenters Claudia de Palma and Brendan Lynch from Community Legal Services discussed how the law affects employers' ability to inquire about and consider criminal records, with a particular focus on the recent amendments that have expanded the ordinance to protect more workers.

PRC Racial Equity Training Pt 1

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Facilitated by Philadelphia's Office of Criminal Justice, Part 1 provided an overview of the policies, trends, and cultural narratives that created a racialized system of mass incarceration in Philadelphia and across the country. This training gave attendees the historical foundation needed to unpack structural racism in Philadelphia - and to start building new, more just systems.

PRC Racial Equity Training Pt 2

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Facilitated by Philadelphia's Office of Criminal Justice, Part 2 of the series focused more specifically on the ways that racial inequity is embedded into the field of reentry, and we discussed ways that we can push for racial equity within our respective organizations.

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Pennsylvania Pardons Process

In 2019, the Pennsylvania Board of Pardons completely revamped their application process for both pardons and commutations. The process is entirely free, the application is only four pages long, and vastly underutilized by people in Philadelphia.