Category: SCA grantee

Feb 07

Second Chance Act Spotlight: Britney Steimbridge

By CSG Justice Center Staff Britney Steimbridge (left) remembers the moment last year when she took a pen to the dotted line of her Pathfinders contract, where she committed to participate in reentry programming and prioritize her recovery. In January 2017, she had been sentenced to just over 5 months in the Tarrant County, Texas, …

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Feb 07

Second Chance Act Spotlight: Britney Stembridge

By CSG Justice Center Staff Britney Stembridge (left) remembers the moment last year when she took a pen to the dotted line of her Pathfinders contract, where she committed to participate in reentry programming and prioritize her recovery. In January 2017, she had been sentenced to just over 5 months in the Tarrant County, Texas, …

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Jan 17

Second Chance Act Spotlight: Ronald Forbes, Operation My Home Town, Alameda County, California

By CSG Justice Center Staff Ronald Forbes (left) sees great new things happening—and most of them are in his kitchen. A 55-year-old U.S. Army veteran, Forbes is on the brink of expanding his Oakland, California-based catering company in partnership with his sister, Catherine. Soon, he’ll move the business to a commercial space, but for now …

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Nov 17

Prosocial Employment Programs Create Positive Outcomes For Men in Michigan Correctional Facilities

By Erica Nelson and Ashleigh Fryer, CSG Justice Center staff Participants in the Michigan Department of Corrections’ Vocational Village learn cabinet making during a carpentry skills class. Looking forward 30 years from now, Curtis sees a future where he’s retired and living off the 401k he’s accrued after years of working a steady job he …

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Sep 13

Palm Beach County Program Partners with Probation Officers to Improve Reentry, One Youth at a Time

By Cynthia Thaler and Katy Albis A Palm Beach County probation officer speaks with youth under his supervision about the importance of reentry services. Steven’s path to college had a few detours. As a child, he was in and out of foster care, and at 17 he was placed in a Florida Department of Juvenile …

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Jul 05

Imperial County Looks to Reduce Recidivism with Unique Education Program

California State Association of Counties By David Liebler Step inside this college classroom and at first glance, you will see a scene played out at many community colleges throughout California. Casually dressed coeds sit at their desks, listening to their instructor, answering questions and participating in discussions. Inspirational sayings can be found on the walls …

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Jun 12

Tucson Community Nonprofit Grows with a Change in Housing Programming

By Maureen Richey, CSG Justice Center Staff As the leaders of Old Pueblo Community Services (OPCS) can attest, the landscape of housing and reentry services is never static. For this nonprofit organization that serves people at risk of homelessness in Pima County, Arizona, the communities they work in, their clients, funding streams, and research into …

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Apr 19

From Jailhouse to Coffeehouse, SCA-Funded Program Supports Omahans During and After Incarceration

By Ashleigh Fryer, CSG Justice Center Several days after Cortney was arrested on drug charges in October 2016, she called her mother from Nebraska’s Douglas County Correctional Center. They hadn’t been in contact since a police task force came to her mother’s home to arrest Courtney. As the two spoke, the fear Cortney recalled seeing …

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