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Reentry and Reintegration
From the website: "The two primary purposes of the Council are:
1) To ensure that no policies, laws, practices, organizing and services are made about women and girls who are or were incarcerated without including our voices, experiences and ideas for creating more effective outcomes. Our mantra is “Nothing about us, without us!” Through support, awareness and advocacy, the Council is committed to collectively building new and just policy grounded in social justice, human rights and dignity.
02130 Boston , MA
listen or read how banning a question on job apps helped returning citizens
One-Eighty is "a regional training and advocacy group serving the formerly incarcerated and the organizations that work with them." The website hosts a message board where individuals can ask or answer questions about their needs, or offer opportuniries for assistance. There is also a directory of organizations that provide resources, skills, or services to those being released or formerly incarcerated people.
One-Eighty is a project of 2015 JustLeadershipUSA Fellow Jason Cleaveland.
Power Inside works for safety, dignity and justice for women in Baltimore, MD. They do advocacy and education work, and one of their programs (of six total) is focused on women who are returning after incarceration.
From the website: "Jail and Prison Reentry and Aftercare: Women returning to the community from prison and jail face overwhelming barriers. Through our case management we work with women while in incarcerated to address their anticipated and realized needs and provide a continuum of care as they rebuild their lives after release."
21211 Baltimore , MD
Texas program that connects executives with convicted felons who are business savvy.
From the website:" Prisoner Visitation and Support (PVS) is a volunteer visitation program to federal and military prisoners throughout the United States. Our priority is to visit those prisoners who:
do not ordinarily receive visits from family and friends,
want or need visits,
are in solitary confinement,
on death row, or
are serving long sentences.
Our purpose is to provide prisoners with regular, face-to-face, contact from the world outside of prison to help them cope with prison life and prepare for a successful re-entry into society."
19102 Philadelphia , PA
Public Advocates in Community re-Entry (PACE) is a re-entry organization in Indianpolis, IN. PACE "provides services to individuals returning to [the] community from incarceration so that they may become self sustaining, law abiding, responsible members of the community ... PACE accepts anyone with a felony conviction and needs assistance, no matter how long ago that felony occurred."
46218 Indianapolis , IN
A Rwanda program is linked to a program for r ex-offenders in New Jersey, providing crafts work that helps them regain self-respect and self-sufficiency.