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Website Tour

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Fair Shake is like a reentry hardware store: we have tools, information and materials for returning citizens – and all of us – to build bridges of trust and understanding that support reentry success.

In addition to the links to pages located within in the red boxes on the Fair Shake home page, the 4 large tabs on the left reveal the full library of information!

There is a LOT to explore!

  • Stakeholder pages: Formerly and Currently Incarcerated, Family and Friends and Employers, Property Managers, Corrections and Reentry Professionals and Community  

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  • Resource Directory– 14,500 entries, plus an easy “select, save, print’ tool to make saving and sending resource lists easy and fast!

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  • Reentry Guides – a huge library loaded with 400 national, state, county and city reentry documents…from brochures to an 1100-page book!

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  • Newsletter: Sue’s unique perspective regarding ideas that are important to reentry

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  • Veteran’s Page –  Nation-wide resources.  Thank you for your service!

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  • Reentry Packet/ Ownership Manual  – 120+ pages of reentry considerations – download and print individual documents or the complete packet

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  • Learn More! Click on this link to get a better understanding of why I’m so passionate about this work!

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  • Quick Start Guide: Found on our home page.  Print one page or all four to help new users explore our website

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  • Computer Basics – a fun tutorial and other skills-building information

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  • Employment – links to job search engines, information about careers and tools to help folks prepare to enter the job market, including Self-Employment considerations as well as our Employer Support

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  • Member Area – Fair Shake offers a free ‘office in the clouds’ to anyone who has been incarcerated. The package includes data storage, member card and a personal web page, with tutorials for each area, to help members prepare for work! (this area of the software is not interactive as it must connect to our server to be functional)

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  • Educate Yourself! -Free resources for every learning level

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  • Cognitive Bias Cheat Sheet – Learn to identify and consider the biases we use to interpret the world.

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  • Ownership Manual – Inspiring information to take control of your life

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  • Boundaries – Boundaries protect and preserve our time for thinking (or not thinking) and doing for ourselves.

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  • How to Watch TV – to understand the power of media and to learn how we can defend ourselves when we

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  • Resisting Influence – written by Dr. Philip Zimbardo and posted with his permission

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  • Swellness –  ideas to support us in becoming stronger mentally and physically

 

Job Search Engines:

 

Career and Occupation information  O*NET   https://www.onetonline.org/

 

Why address multiple stakeholders? We understand that we must address the concerns of several stakeholder groups so that everyone is aware of the role they play in cultivating an environment where reentry is supported. In addition to offering our most innovative tools for those coming home, we offer information for the families of incarcerated individuals on both our Families and Friends page as well as in our Resource Directory.  We offer support for Corrections and Reentry professionals who work closely with incarcerated individuals preparing for release. We also offer information and tools for employers, property managers and communities so they can see how they fit into the reentry puzzle.

Self-esteem and self-empowerment are important components to successful reentry. While gaining employment and housing are crucial resources; relational, character and emotional considerations are essential to maintaining employment and housing, and are vital to strengthening families and friendships.  We offer a variety of documents to support building character and relationships, getting through tough situations, motivation tips and much more.  Please check out our Ownership Manual flip book, our Boundaries document and our Relationships: Proceed with Caution pages, and other documents on our Choose Your Perspective page (incl. Resisting Influence written by Dr. Philip Zimbardo).

 

 

 

A guided slide show through the Old Fair Shake website. 

How to navigate the slide show

To see the next slide, click on any forward arrow, including the one on your keyboard.

To go back, please click on any back arrow.

If you would like to review a specific page, click on the button associated with that page on the bar located along the bottom of the slideshow.

To go back to the Welcome Center, click on Exit Tour.