Nonprofit guides women through reentry


Reporter Rugiatu Conteh spoke with Rev. Michelle Simmons about her successful housing program for women in transition. Camera and Editing by Sybil White

PhillyCAM Voices is a new community news show highlighting political, cultural and civic events in Philadelphia and is dedicating its March show to reentry awareness.

The series features stories about the Reentry Coalition, Think Tank, ex-offender employment through Community Empowerment and Community Learning Center, housing with Why Not Prosper and stories of fathers reuniting with their children at The Center for Returning Citizens.

Reentry Coalition officials discuss Philadelphia’s plan to reduce recidivism


Solomon Jones discusses recidivism, the challenges that perpetuate it and Philadelphia’s multilevel plan for combating the issue with Reentry Coalition’s Julie Wertheimer and Cecily Bradford Jones.