Event: Art, Activism and Conversation with PHL’s Reentry Think Tank this Wednesday

Criminal Justice Bloc

Criminal Justice Bloc. 79 likes · 11 talking about this. SP2’s CJB seeks to increase awareness and promote action around the numerous intersecting issues that relate to the criminal justice system.

Facebook Event page with RSVP and more info: Art, Activism and Conversation with PHL’s Reentry Think Tank

PA poll: State must do more to reduce recidivism

Blue, red, urban, rural — Pennsylvania voters back help for ex-offenders

Pennsylvanians — Republicans, Democrats, Philadelphians, suburbanites, people from upstate and mid-state Pennsylvania — overwhelmingly believe that the state’s legislature and criminal justice system need to do more to help ex-offenders keep from committing another crime, according to a poll released Wednesday.

Scholar: Legislation helpful but has unintended consequences

How ban-the-box rules help ex-offenders, hurt women, young people

When it comes to ban-the-box legislation, there are winners and losers. Winners are people with criminal records who now have a better chance of getting work because employers can’t ask prospective employees to check the job application box that asks about arrests and convictions. Philadelphia’s law was passed in 2011 and was strengthened in March 2016.