Category: Good News

NC Gov Cooper signs bills

July 28, 2017 Raleigh NC NC Gov Cooper signs bills today to reduce time for expungement and Raise the Age (16 and 17 year olds now treated as juvenile vs Adults)  

Women in prison getting a second chance one chop at a time

CLEVELAND – Channel 5 TV news, “Getting a second chance, one teaspoon at a time — That’s true for a group of women looking to turn things around after a life of crime. One local program is dishing out a helping hand with their future in mind. Choppin’ for Change Chopping, measuring, and baking — …

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He sells potato peelers and became a millionaire

Joe Ades passed away in 2009 a millionaire and lived in a Park Ave apartment. For those of you taking the Entrepreneurs class, this man was living proof that all it takes is initiative. “That is the secret of life, not doing what you like, but liking what you do.” Plus, once you learn your …

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Hundreds of Wake County residents to have their criminal records erased

By Thomas McDonald Raleigh News & Observer “The Wake County program is part of a national effort to give people who have paid their debts to society a second chance. The National Employment Law Project in New York estimates that 25 to 35 percent of adults in America have criminal records, and erasing even …

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Jan. 16th

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. summary from “Martin Luther King, Jr. became the predominant leader in the Civil Rights Movement to end racial segregation and discrimination in America during the 1950s and 1960s and a leading spokesperson for nonviolent methods of achieving social change. His eloquence as a speaker and his personal charisma, combined …

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The President’s Role in Advancing Criminal Justice Reform

by President Barack Obama, published in  The Harvard Law Review – 1/5/2017 “Presidencies can exert substantial influence over the direction of the U.S. criminal justice system. Those privileged to serve as President and in senior roles in the executive branch have an obligation to use that influence to enhance the fairness and effectiveness of the …

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The Reentry and Employment Project

Uniting business leaders, policymakers, and practitioners from the corrections and workforce development fields with the goal of improving reentry and employment outcomes for individuals with criminal histories. You may find tools and resources on how to address barriers to employment for individuals with criminal records. Please click here to view all of the benefits of …

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Welcome to our new Governor

From Carolina Justice Policy Center: 1/3/2017 “It’s official!  On January 1, 2017, Roy Cooper was sworn in as Governor of North Carolina. He took his oath of office minutes after the start of the new year. He will have his public inauguration ceremony next week.“

Public face of US re-entry effort speaks from own experience

Public face of US re-entry effort speaks Daryl Atkinson, a Justice Department official who helps oversee re-entry programs for convicted felons, talks at the Office of Justice Programs in Washington, Thursday, April 21, 2016. Twenty years after being busted for cocaine trafficking, Atkinson is the public face of the Justice Department’s efforts to help convicted …

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CSI and Wheels4Hope Partnership

CSI clients receives cars from Wheels4Hope that will help them bridge the gap to a successful life. CSI really appreciates our Wheels4Hope partnership as it has been a great asset for our clients.