Category: Redemption

May 11

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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Jan 24

Hundreds of Wake County residents to have their criminal records erased

By Thomas McDonald Raleigh News & Observer tmcdonald@newsobserver.com “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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Jan 13

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

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. summary from History.net: “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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Nov 29

Anger and Forgiveness: Resentment, Generosity, Justice

The celebrated University of Chicago philosopher Martha Nussbaum just dropped a new book on anger and its uses and abuses: Anger and Forgiveness: Resentment, Generosity, Justice. Her essential thesis is that anger, while initially useful for demolishing what doesn’t work, is ultimately a flawed tool for designing public policy or changing people. Anger has embedded …

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Nov 15

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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Nov 14

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.  

Nov 14

CSI collaboration with Wake County DA a success

Wake County District Attorney, and Public Defender Office convene  successful law clinic, with Justice Served, Community Success Initiative (CSI), Wake County Reentry Council and NC Second Chance Alliance.  

Oct 26

More Employers Hiring People with Criminal Backgrounds

More Employers Hiring People with Criminal Backgrounds August 26, 2016 Bloomberg BNA By Rhonda Smith As the economy improves, it’s becoming more difficult for employers to recruit and hire qualified employees. This is nudging organizations to take another look at job applicants who have been incarcerated. “It’s no longer 2010,” Marion Mann, a spokeswoman for …

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Oct 14

6.1 million Americans are forbidden to vote because of felony disenfranchisement

6 Million Lost Voters: State-Level Estimates of Felony Disenfranchisement, 2016 October 06, 2016 Christopher Uggen, Ryan Larson, and Sarah Shannon A record 6.1 million Americans are forbidden to vote because of felony disenfranchisement, or laws restricting voting rights for those convicted of felony-level crimes. The number of disenfranchised individuals has increased dramatically along with the rise in criminal …

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Sep 22

More Employers Hiring People with Criminal Backgrounds

The Obama administration has solidified a plan to help people who are incarcerated, and a growing number of employers are pledging to hire applicants who have criminal backgrounds. But much work remains to be done before employers fully open their doors to this prospective employee population, business leaders and hiring managers told Bloomberg BNA Aug. …

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