The Reentry Project

Supported by the Solutions Journalism Project, the Reentry Project is a collaborative news initiative about the challenges of —and solutions to— prisoner reentry in Philadelphia. The collaboration includes 15 Philadelphia newsrooms  and community and ethic media organizations to reveal and investigate credible responses to the challenges of recidivism and reentry. Click “follow this” to receive email updates.

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Stories and Solutions from the Formerly Incarcerated

What The Reentry Blueprint: Stories and Solutions from the Formerly Incarcerated is a free public event 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 people with criminal histories. The evening will highlight six “Lightning Talks" by formerly incarcerated individuals on topics such as crime and violence reduction, homeownership, entrepreneurship and trauma-informed care. Audience questions will follow. Light refreshments will be served.
Where The Franklin Institute at 222 N. 20th St. 19103
When November 15, 2017 at 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
How much Free, but registration is required

Making technology work for returning citizens

What One out of every six Philadelphians has been incarcerated. Returning home from prison can be an uphill battle. This event will bring together returning citizens, journalists and technologists to discuss what needs these Philadelphians have and how technology can help. Read more about the Philadelphia ReEntry Project here.
Where Industrious Coworking Space at 230 South Broad Street, 17th Floor 19102
When October 20, 2017 at 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
How much Free