Category: Rehab

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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About Inmates to Entrepreneurs

Inmates to Entrepreneurs is a community outreach program developed by Sageworks to educate current and former inmates on how they can start small businesses upon their release from prison. The program was specifically created to help individuals through the challenges in getting re-integrated into society and the workforce. Contact us for free business mentoring assistance …

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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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Ban The Box video

Darryl Atkinson appears again on “Adam Ruins Everything: Prison”, with Dorsey Nunn, concerning efforts to “Ban The Box”.  

Lack of prison educational opportunities video

Darryl Atkinson on “Adam Ruins Everything: Prison” regarding lack of educational opportunities in our prison system.  

For Ex-Prisoners and Their Families, a New Language Offers Hope

From: ” “We’re all ex-somethings,” says founder and CEO Catherine Hoke, who launched Defy in 2010 after developing a similar program for the Texas prison system. “I wish we’d ask ourselves, ‘What would it be like if I was only known for the worst thing I’d done?’” She continues: “Moved by empathy, we’d recognize …

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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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Wake County Network of Care

Welcome to Wake County Network of Care.   Welcome to the Wake Network of Care, a one-stop resource directory to help you locate needed services and supports throughout the Wake community. The Wake Network of Care provides comprehensive information on local services and organizations and a Learning Center dedicated to topics related to health and …

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Opioid Addiction Crisis Declared a Public Health Emergency in Virginia

RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that State Health Commissioner Marissa J. Levine, MD, MPH, FAAFP, has declared the Virginia opioid addiction crisis a Public Health Emergency. This declaration comes in response to the growing number of overdoses attributed to opioid use, and evidence that Carfentanil, a highly dangerous synthetic opioid used to sedate …

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