• New Life

    South LA Nonprofit Helps Women Just Out of Prison Rebuild Their Lives

    More than 200,000 women are imprisoned in the United States, and when they get out, more than half of them will be re-arrested. One woman in South Los Angeles is working to change that by helping women parolees get back on their feet once they …

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  • State Prison

    Shuttered state prisons spring back to life

    Declining prisoner census and a need to consolidate facilities has emptied institutions. By JEN FIFIELD GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The cinder block buildings dominating this campus have been painted bright pink, orange and blue. The razor wire that used to top the chain link fence …

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  • Dads Behind Bars Hold Kids 1st Time Look Faces

    Dads Behind Bars Hold Their Kids for the 1st Time

    From convicted murderers to drug dealers, some of these dads have been locked away for most of their children’s lives. Scottie Barns’ dad was a convicted drug dealer, and she’s never even been told “I love you” from him. He spent most of his life …

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  • Rutgers Hot Topic 1

    Stigma & Discrimination

    The Next Second Chance Advisory Counsel Missed a meeting? Here’s what we’ve been talking about… The Discussion Assumptions made about people battling the disease of addiction were discussed and one member stated, “They assume we all lie. Of course I lied about my addiction, but …

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  • Sing Sing Prison

    A Home After Prison

    FOR nearly 10 years, Marcus lived in a tiny cell in Sing Sing prison. His wife and children were eager for him to return to their home in public housing in Harlem. After he completed his sentence for attempted armed robbery and possession of stolen …

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  • Nonprofit Of The Year Award

    The Navigator Exchange Program

    Meet Your Navigator: Annabel Hernandez Primary Service Area: Re-Entry Population Written by: Jenise Rolle, Outreach Coordinator, The Navigator Exchange Program at The Center for Family Services About 10,000 individuals are released from jail or prison each year in the state of New Jersey and one …

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  • Incarcerated Veterans Transition Program

    Incarcerated Veterans Transition Program

    What is the Incarcerated Veterans’ Transition Program? The Incarcerated Veterans’ Transition Program (IVTP) is a grant managed by the U.S. Department of Labor, Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (USDOL/VETS). Under the program, grantees provide supportive services to eligible Incarcerated Veterans who are “at risk” of …

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    Five Steps to Avoid Homelessness

    You could be closer to being homeless than you realize. Sometimes we forget how easy it is to find yourself in a financial jam. If you live on your own, and you’re barely staying ahead of your bills, you could easily fall prey to being …

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  • JobSearch

    Guide to Finding Jobs Online

    So, where do you find the jobs? Most people start with the big Employment Super Sites. You cannot, and should not, ignore the big sites, particularly if you want to work for a large employer. However, they are much less important than they used to …

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  • Shaking Hands

    Why Hire Parolees

    Employers who hire ex-offenders have a “silent partner” in the Parole Board. The Board closely supervises and monitors the behavior and performance of each parolee, including regular and frequent drug and alcohol testing. In addition, employers can obtain tax credits and free Federal bond insurance …

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