Sharing solutions together

A panel of experts discussed solutions to recidivism during “The Reentry Blueprint: Stories and Solutions from the Formerly Incarcerated.” The event was organized by The Reentry Project and hosted at The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia on November 15, 2017. Photo courtesy of Kriston Bethel for The Reentry Project.

The Reentry Project was a collaborative news initiative about the challenges of —- and solutions to -— prisoner reentry in Philadelphia, reporting from November, 2016 through March, 2018.

This site represents an unprecedented collaboration among 15 of the city’s general interest newsrooms and community and ethnic media organizations that came together to reveal and investigate credible responses to the challenges of recidivism and reentry.

Supported by the Solutions Journalism Network, the Knight Foundation and Klein College of Media and Communication at Temple University, this project sought to advance the conversation on reentry by exploring the social and economic toll of high recidivism rates and by highlighting models that demonstrate promise in facilitating a successful transition for returning citizens.

To explore our reporting:

  • Select a news organization from the list of partners
  • Search by category from the drop-down menu

For a complete directory of everything we posted:

To learn more:


• The Reentry Project wins national journalism award for community engagement
• The Reentry Project wins Philadelphia News Award

What’s next?

The team that brought you The Reentry Project has now come together to form Resolve Philadelphia, a new hub for the city’s general interest, community and ethnic newsrooms to produce collaborative solutions reporting and community engagement on urgent social challenges.

Our next project is now live: Broke in Philly is a collaborative reporting project on economic justice.

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