One of the trickiest parts of rejoining the outside world after spending time in the criminal justice system is finding work. As the Generocity jobs board has grown, we’ve increasingly recognized the bit role that we can play in contributing to a solution.
The big Birds’ win isn’t all Super Bowl champion Malcolm Jenkins wanted in 2018 — here’s his criminal justice reform wishlist.
As we head into the playoffs, I have high expectations on the field and off. This past year has been an interesting journey, full of learning, exploration, and a search for answers regarding the injustices that continue to plague communities of color.
Cintron Sr.’s own father wasn’t around when he was a kid in Puerto Rico. He came to Philadelphia at 15 in search of opportunities, and found gang life. “When I fight the leader,” he said, in English learned in prison, “I become the leader of the gang.”
And according to a recent American Civil Liberties Union report, 75 percent of formerly incarcerated people struggle with employment a year after release. In a city with an estimated population of 1.5 million, that means at least 187,500 Philadelphians in this group could be struggling with employment.
The Reentry Project recently hosted “The Reentry Blueprint: Stories and Solutions from the Formerly Incarcerated” at The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia.
The event was intended to advance the conversation on reentry in Philadelphia by providing a platform for formerly incarcerated people to present effective models that address the challenges facing others with criminal histories.
This month, PhillyCam will air their video coverage every Monday at 1 p.m. on cable and online.
Tune in to:
Verizon Fios 29/30
PhillyCam’s: Web Channel
You can also view the program anytime on our site: Watch it one more time: The Reentry Blueprint
Photo courtesy of Kriston Bethel.
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