Jenkins: Mothers in Charge “Thinking for a Change” program works with juvenile offenders to reduce recidivism

Week 17: Malcolm Jenkins’ Criminal Justice Season – The Philadelphia Citizen

Over the last year, I’ve met countless heroes working on the frontlines of criminal justice reform, committed to making our city better. The stakes are so high. There are currently 2.7 million children in the United States with a parent in prison. Statistics show that those children have twice the risk for developing dysfunctional problems, …

Motivation and self-affirmation help recently paroled women face the past and prepare for the future

Mothers in Charge grads exchange prison uniforms for caps and gowns

North Philadelphia resident Debra Wilson has donned various forms of attire to signify where she was in life. Her first was the military camouflage of a drill sergeant. Her next was the uniform of a prison inmate. On Wednesday, Wilson joined 11 other women in royal blue caps and gowns for the fourth annual Women Working for a Change graduation ceremony.