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Philadelphia Lawyers for Social Equity wants more policy changes for people with criminal records purpose

Aug. 28, 2018 12:47 pm

Philadelphia Lawyers for Social Equity wants more policy changes for people with criminal records

Clean Slate laws are good, but Pennsylvania can do better, says Zane Johnson, managing attorney of the nonprofit that provides legal services for low-income Philadelphians.
Nominate a Philly leader of color to be recognized in Generocity’s 2018 Leader List people

Jul. 16, 2018 12:50 pm

Nominate a Philly leader of color to be recognized in Generocity’s 2018 Leader List

This August, our editorial calendar will again celebrate the local social impact sector's diversity, but we need your help.
Sustainable clothing brand Grant Blvd sews with criminal justice reform in mind funding

Jul. 12, 2018 1:16 pm

Sustainable clothing brand Grant Blvd sews with criminal justice reform in mind

The forthcoming, Philly-based social enterprise will donate a book to someone in prison for every item sold and plans to teach returning citizens to make clothes.
UPDATE: That Clean Slate bill was just signed into law in Pennsylvania results

Jun. 25, 2018 12:17 pm

UPDATE: That Clean Slate bill was just signed into law in Pennsylvania

The legislation automatically seals the records of people with misdemeanors who earn no further convictions after 10 years as well as those who have been arrested but faced no convictions.
Philadelphia Reentry Coalition’s first awards ceremony celebrated these thriving returning citizens people

Jun. 22, 2018 10:56 am

Philadelphia Reentry Coalition’s first awards ceremony celebrated these thriving returning citizens

"The Philadelphians we honored yesterday are living proof of what can happen when people have real opportunities, resources and support as they move forward with their lives after incarceration," writes Director Aviva Tevah.
Hear from an expert on Philly’s reentry ecosystem at the June TEDxPhiladelphia salon purpose

Jun. 18, 2018 12:20 pm

Hear from an expert on Philly’s reentry ecosystem at the June TEDxPhiladelphia salon

Luis "Suave" Gonzalez will share his experience as a former juvenile lifer and the many challenges facing returning citizens in Philadelphia.
Celebrate Philly’s Reentry Awareness Month with these 18 events purpose

May 29, 2018 11:25 am

Celebrate Philly’s Reentry Awareness Month with these 18 events

The June events range from trauma-informed care trainings to expungement clinics and panels to parties.
This is what it’s like to give birth while incarcerated method

May 22, 2018 11:10 am

This is what it’s like to give birth while incarcerated

Maternity Care Coalition's MOMobile supports mothers at Riverside Correctional Facility. Director of Behavioral Health Colette Green shares details of the program, including its on-site doula services and reentry support.
Philadelphia Reentry Coalition has finally released cohesive recidivism data results

Mar. 21, 2018 12:45 pm

Philadelphia Reentry Coalition has finally released cohesive recidivism data

Two years in the making and the numbers have arrived from the criminal justice collective. What’s been the hold up and what does it all mean?
Why the Pennsylvania Innocence Project is a hub of hope for the wrongfully convicted purpose

Mar. 20, 2018 12:45 pm

Why the Pennsylvania Innocence Project is a hub of hope for the wrongfully convicted

The nonprofit serves people imprisoned for crimes they didn't commit. It's crowdfunding to send four clients to a national conference for exonerees this weekend.