Category: Housing

Apr 16

Palm Beach County Inspiring Change Reentry Summit

The inaugural Palm Beach County Inspiring Change Reentry Summit will give leaders who are committed to criminal justice system reform and social justice the opportunity to share best practices and identify opportunities to collaborate on solutions. The summit will also address topics including innovative funding solutions, the use of peer specialists in reentry, overcoming barriers, …

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Mar 19

Denver Sold Bonds to Reduce the Human and Financial Costs of Homelessness—the Results so Far Are Promising

The Denver Post By Jennifer Brown They found Robert Bischoff by sharing his photo with a Sinclair gas station clerk who often sold him cigarettes. They met Alexander Jacob after sending his mom a letter, even though he almost didn’t respond because he figured it was “trash mail.” The two men and more than 250 …

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Mar 06

4th Annual REAL Help Conference

The 4th Annual ReEntry Alliance for Louisiana (REAL) Help conference will offer over 30 sessions focused on successful reentry best practices, with a special focus on women returning to their communities. The two-day event provides networking opportunities for reentry professionals and community organizers from across the state. Conference tracks include: housing; employment and entrepreneurship; health and …

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Feb 20

Apply Now: Opening Doors to Public Housing Initiative

The Vera Institute of Justice—with funding from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance—is soliciting applications from public housing authorities (PHAs) that, in collaboration with their justice system partners, are seeking technical assistance to plan and implement reentry programs and/or change their admissions policies regarding people with conviction histories. PHAs that manage their own …

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Feb 12

Register for Webinar: Criminal Justice and Individuals Experiencing Homelessness

Hosted by SAMHSA’s Homeless and Housing Resource Network Date: Wednesday, Feb. 14 Time: 12:30–2 p.m. ET This webinar will focus on how jail diversion programs can work to avert arrests and assist individuals in connecting with needed services that can help individuals experiencing homelessness resolve their crises and continue the process of recovery. Topics include …

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Dec 20

Assessing Housing Needs and Risks: A Screening Questionnaire

This questionnaire from the National Reentry Resource Center is intended to help reentry professionals better assess an individual’s unique housing needs and risk of homelessness upon returning to the community. Departments of correction, reentry service providers, service intake coordinators, case managers, and others should use the questionnaire as a supplement to any existing intake or …

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Nov 02

Register for Network Call: Addressing Housing Needs of People in the Criminal Justice System Who Have Mental Illnesses

Hosted by the National Association of Counties, with support from The Council of State Governments Justice Center and the American Psychiatric Association Foundation Date: Thursday, Nov. 16 Time: 2–3:15 p.m. ET Join the Stepping Up partners for a network call on the housing needs of people with mental illnesses who have had contact with the …

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Oct 12

Second Chance Act Grantee Receives National Criminal Justice Association Award

By CSG Justice Center Staff Accepting the award were (from left) Kelley Heifort, Community Reentry director, MN DOC; Lee Buckley, coordinator, Community Reentry, MN DOC; and Raeone Magnuson, executive director, Office of Justice Programs, MN Department of Public Safety. The Minnesota Department of Corrections (MN DOC) was one of five organizations in the country to …

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Sep 07

Apply Now: Randomized Controlled Trials to Test Interventions for Frequent Utilizers of Multiple Health, Criminal Justice, and Social Service Systems

The Laura and John Arnold Foundation’s Data-Driven Justice project is seeking applications for its Randomized Controlled Trials to Test Interventions for Frequent Utilizers of Multiple Health, Criminal Justice, and Social Service Systems grant. Funding will be distributed to help city, county, and state governments use data from randomized controlled trials to identify individuals who frequently utilize hospitals, jails, …

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Aug 18

Illinois Program Offers a Room for That First Night out of Jail

The Wall Street Journal By Shibani Mahtani When Harold Boone was released last month from Cook County jail after a weeklong stay on a misdemeanor charge, he didn’t know if he was going to have an apartment to return to. “I was thinking, here we go again, I had no idea where my help would come …

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