Redemption Housing looks forward to building relationships through the Philadelphia Reentry Coalition. https://t.co/HB4CV15sXQ
— Redemption Housing (@RedemptionPHL) March 16, 2017
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Reporter Rossi Brooks speaks with Tracey Fisher about his Gateway to Reentry Program. Edited by Amanda Johnson. For more info visit: tiiai.org
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.
You can watch full 30-minutes PhillyCAM Voices programs on Monday evenings at 6:30 p.m.
Reentry providers, like most other social service organizations, have an experience problem. That’s to say, the folks who put together programs for people coming home from prison largely can’t understand what their constituents truly need because they haven’t experienced reentry themselves. (On a higher level, this also applies to policymakers.)
Philadelphia Reentry Coalition wants to solve for the ‘severe lack of data on returning citizens’ – Generocity Philly
That was before we met Aviva Tevah . Tevah is the coalition’s ambitious young director, a subject matter expert with a stacked criminal justice résumé: Nearly two years working at Rikers with a New York-based reentry nonprofit, another two working with reentrants at the NYC Mayor’s Office of Education, a year with New York Reentry Education Network.
Yes, quite literally, signing. Reentry is suddenly a hot topic. Google alerts for reentry-related articles pointing to individuals and programs grappling with the challenges encountered by the formerly incarcerated fill my inbox every morning. But even amid the din of suddenly hot topics there are noteworthy silences and near silences.