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Six months into its push to end systemic racism, City gives itself good grade purpose

Feb. 12, 2021 1:15 pm

Six months into its push to end systemic racism, City gives itself good grade

Still, its Reform, Transformation, and Reconciliation process is less truth and reconciliation — a grassroots-driven process designed to help community members come to terms with past violence and increase awareness of trauma — and more think-tank.
Second chances stalled: Advocates wait for pardons on Gov’s desk to be signed purpose

Jan. 26, 2021 12:10 pm

Second chances stalled: Advocates wait for pardons on Gov’s desk to be signed

“[Pardon recommendations] could sit on his desk for two years. He has no accountability to do it or he has nobody pushing him.” Rev. Michelle Simmons tells Generocity contributor Brandon Dorfman in this deep dive into PA's pardons logjam.
Decades of failed reforms allow continued police brutality and racism purpose

Jul. 7, 2020 11:30 am

Decades of failed reforms allow continued police brutality and racism

"President Donald Trump’s executive order and the stalled bills in Congress to curb police misconduct are, at best, attempts to retune an instrument that was orchestrated for abuse," says guest columnist Stephen Underhill.
Opinion: Let’s take these immediate steps to move from policing to community safety purpose

Jun. 25, 2020 7:54 am

Opinion: Let’s take these immediate steps to move from policing to community safety

"From a good government point of view it is important to establish a zero-based budgeting approach to the Police Department," says guest columnist Robert Brand.
In a public statement, Urban League proposes four areas of focus for police reform purpose

Jun. 3, 2020 11:00 am

In a public statement, Urban League proposes four areas of focus for police reform

"As we pursue these measures to reform the police in our communities, we call upon all community leaders, elected officials, corporate leaders and social institutions to join us in pursuing policies that promote racial reconciliation."
Kneel, donate, or burn it all down? Decarceration and 5 types of justice work purpose

Sep. 3, 2019 11:00 am

Kneel, donate, or burn it all down? Decarceration and 5 types of justice work

"When Jay-Z recently suggested 'we’ve moved past kneeling' ... I wanted to ask him who was the 'we' he was referring to," says guest columnist Stephanie Keene.
Bianca van Heydoorn and Aviva Tevah appointed to city’s new Office of Reentry Partnerships people

Aug. 19, 2019 2:25 pm

Bianca van Heydoorn and Aviva Tevah appointed to city’s new Office of Reentry Partnerships

Announcement of the creation of the office coincides with release of the “Philadelphia’s Reentry Services Landscape” report from the Philadelphia Reentry Coalition,
In their own words: The filmmakers of Hidden Lives Illuminated talk about prison and their art purpose

Aug. 14, 2019 5:23 pm

In their own words: The filmmakers of Hidden Lives Illuminated talk about prison and their art

"These prison doors become revolving doors. Being in and out, in and out, in and out. That’s the message I was trying to get across," Jerome L. tells Generocity freelancer Shalon Bayliss.
PA becomes first state to institute Clean Slate law to seal old and minor criminal records purpose

Jul. 2, 2019 8:06 am

PA becomes first state to institute Clean Slate law to seal old and minor criminal records

Community Legal Services believes that in the first month alone of Clean Slate, more charges will be cleared in Pennsylvania than have ever been cleared before nationwide.
Power Moves: Rachel Miller becomes director of Criminal Records Expungement Project people

Jun. 24, 2019 7:20 am

Power Moves: Rachel Miller becomes director of Criminal Records Expungement Project

Plus, power moves at the City of Philadelphia and Resolve Philly; board appointments at the Mann Center, Friends Service Committee, Girl Scouts, PA Horticultural Society, and more.

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