Gateway to Reentry: Ten steps on how to stay home

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 Think Tank connects those recently released from prison with local services

Reentry Think Tank wants returning citizens designing reentry services – Generocity Philly

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.)

Workshop School students hear A Call to Action on mass incarceration

Workshop School symposium tackles the topic of mass incarceration

Edgar Matta-Galdames knows about the school-to-prison pipeline. Not that the student at the Workshop School in West Philadelphia is in it himself. But he was once suspended for wearing a hoodie to school in violation of the dress code.

Video: Furnishing A Future

Reentry Reporting: Furnishing A Future

This in-studio interview featured Steve Greenberg from Furnishing A Future discussing his workforce development project aimed at teaching returning citizens carpentry skills for the job market. PhillyCAM is one of 15 news organizations in the Philadelphia Reentry Reporting Collaborative (https://reentryreporting.org), a solutions-oriented journalism initiative focusing on the challenges of prisoner reentry.

Podcast: Women helping women avoid recidivism

Wake Up With WURD – Susan Burton 3.3.17 by 900AM-WURD

Susan Burton is the founding Executive Director of A New Way of Life Re-Entry Project, which operates homes and programs in South L.A. for women recently released from prison. She explains how she turned her life around after prison and addiction and then went on to help others do the same.

Data could be key to success for Philadelphia Reentry Coalition

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.