Programs

AFSC Michigan Criminal Justice Program

The Michigan Criminal Justice Program is a program of the American Friends Service Committee in their Michican program office. They focus on providing education and materials about support groups, legal assistance, and other programs.

The Michigan Criminal Justice Program also includes the Good Neighbor Project, which is a "co-mentorship program designed to match up free-world individuals with Michigan prisoners who are serving Life or Long Indeterminate sentences." 

Location

48197 Ypsilanti , MI
Michigan US

AVP Massachusetts

AVP Massachusets offers the Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) in Massachussets communities and prisons.  AVP is an international volunteer progam that enables participants to deal with potentially violent situations in new and creative ways.

We don’t lecture or preach.  Our experiential workshops use the shared experiences of participants, interactive exercises, games and role plays to examine the ways in which we respond to situations where injustice, prejudice, frustration, and anger can lead to aggressive behavior and violence.

Location

01742 Concord , MA
Massachusetts US

Books Through Bars

Based in Philadelphia PA, Books Through Bars is an all-volunteer nonprofit that distributes free books and educational materials to incarcerated people in PA, NJ, NY, MD, DE, VA and WV. It also offers programs that educate and engage the general public to think critically about issues of imprisonment.

Chicago Legal Advocacy for Incarcerated Mothers (CLAIM)

"CLAIM offers legal services on family law to incarcerated mothers, formerly incarcerated mothers and caregivers of children whose parents are incarcerated" whose cases are in Illinois. CLAIM visits women incarcerated in Illinois and runs classes in facilities. 

Location

60642 Chicago , IL
Illinois US

Community Partners in Action (CPA)

CPA works in Conneticut to provide programs for juveniles and adults that seek to provide opportunities for healing, training, and transformation to people in the criminal justice system. CPA recognizes that, "for many, change is hard because of the complex issues they face." CPA seeks to respond individually and attentively to these complex issues to support individuals in changing their lives. They provide a variety of programs to over 10,000 adults and youth in Conneticut each year.

Location

06106 Hartford , CT
Connecticut US

Community Works

Community Works is a restorative justice arts organization. They seek to use bring together the community through art to "heal from the impact of incarceration and the behaviors leading up to it "create social and institutional change to better meet the needs of incarcerated individuals, their children and their families." They have a variety of programs both in prisons and jails and in the community for individuals and families experiencing incarceration or re-entering.

Location

94609 Oakland , CA
California US

First Degree

This half-hour documentary describes a degree program for people in the Sing Sing prison in Ossining New York. Of those who participated in the degree program, less than 1 percent returned to prison. (Nationally, about half of released prisoners return within 5 years of their release.) Previous documentaries by Roger Weisberg have won multiple awards. Producers want to make the documentary available for organizations involved in education and criminal justice reform, as well as groups focused on re-entry, probation, diversion, and prevention. 

First Degree

This half-hour documentary describes a degree program for people in the Sing Sing prison in Ossining New York. Of those who participated in the degree program, less than 1 percent returned to prison. (Nationally, about half of released prisoners return within 5 years of their release.) Previous documentaries by Roger Weisberg have won multiple awards. Producers want to make the documentary available for organizations involved in education and criminal justice reform, as well as groups focused on re-entry, probation, diversion, and prevention. 

Insight Prison Project

"A pioneer in the field of Restorative Justice, IPP offers transformational programs for prisoners and parolees, which are supported by crime victims and community volunteers. IPP currently conducts 25 weekly classes at San Quentin State Prison, involving some 300 prisoners, as well classes in 15 other prisons in California, Massachusetts, and Colorado. 

Location

94915 San Rafael , CA
California US

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