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Advocacy

Advocacy Toolkits to Combat Legal Barriers in Reentry

http://www.lac.org/toolkits/Introduction.htm

 

Art and Literature Outreach

Each One Reach One ‘reaching out to incarcerated youth through the arts’ San Francisco, CA

http://www.eoro.org/

 

Bloggers Behind Bars

 

Children and Families of Prisoners

Angel Tree: Provides Christmas gifts for children of prisoners

http://www.angeltree.org/site_hmpg.asp

Family & Corrections Network

http://nrccfi.camden.rutgers.edu/

National Resource Center on Children and Families of the Incarcerated

http://nrccfi.camden.rutgers.edu/

Amachi – People of Faith Mentoring Children of Promise

http://www.amachimentoring.org/

Assisting Families of Prisoners, Inc Virginia

http://www.afoi.org/

 

Citizen Support

Project Vote Smart non-partisan Representative (and other voting) information clearinghouse

http://www.votesmart.org/index.htm

Daily Motivator: Inspirational, motivational and empowering daily message

http://greatday.com/

Consumer Federation of America

http://www.consumerfed.org/

Acts of Kindness National

http://www.actsofkindness.org/

Foundation for a Better Life

http://www.forbetterlife.org/

Center for Communication and Civic Engagement

http://depts.washington.edu/ccce/citizeneconomy/main.html

 

Collateral Consequences

Families Left Behind: The Hidden Costs of Incarceration and Reentry. Urban Inst.

http://www.urban.org/uploadedPDF/310882_families_left_behind.pdf

The Real Cost of Prisons: explores the costs of incarceration on the individual, family, community and nation

http://realcostofprisons.org/

Roadblocks to Reentry – The Legal Action Center

http://www.lac.org/roadblocks-to-reentry/main.php?view=profile&subaction1=%23

 

Criminal Justice Data and Perspectives

National Archive of Criminal Justice Data

http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/NACJD/index.html

National Criminal Justice Reference Service

http://www.ncjrs.org/

 

Death Penalty

Sister Helen Prejean Author of Dead Man Walking

http://www.prejean.org/ http://www.prejean.org/Resources.html

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (more links here)

http://www.nacdl.org/criminaldefense.aspx?id=11943&terms=death+penalty

National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty

http://www.ncadp.org/index.cfm?content=5

 

Disenfranchisement (loss of the right to vote)

Roadblocks to Reentry – The Legal Action Center

 

Drug Policy

Families Against Mandatory Minimums

http://www.famm.org/

L.E.A.P. Law Enforcement Against Prohibition

http://www.leap.cc/cms/index.php

Drug Enforcement Administration Drug Schedules

http://www.usdoj.gov/dea/pubs/scheduling.html

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

http://www.nacdl.org/sl_docs.nsf/issues/druglawreform

Roadblocks to Reentry – The Legal Action Center

http://www.lac.org/roadblocks-to-reentry/main.php?view=profile&subaction1=%23

 

Employment Opportunities

Greyston Bakery Yonkers, NY

http://www.greystonbakery.com/

National Employment Law Project: on Criminal Records and Employment

https://www.nelp.org/content/uploads/2015/03/65_Million_Need_Not_Apply.pdf

 

Employment Training and Education

The Center for Employment Opportunities New York, NY

http://www.ceoworks.org/

 

Food

Nextcourse – Cooking and eating healthy food is not a privilege or a chore ~ it’s a way to stay fit…and stay in touch with others and the earth.

http://www.nextcourse.org/

 

Free Stuff!

Craigslist Free stuff can be found here, along with items for sale and even employment!

http://www.craigslist.org/about/sites

 

Gardening Program

Growing Power Milwaukee, WI

http://www.growingpower.org/

 

Grass Roots campaigns: Get Involved!

Bay Area Police Watch Oakland, CA

http://www.ellabakercenter.org/page.php?pageid=8

Citizens United for the Rehabilitation of Errants – Nationwide

http://www.curenational.org/

Ella Baker Center for Human Rights Oakland, CA

http://www.ellabakercenter.org/page.php?pageid=1

Green For All: Inclusive green economy supporters Oakland, CA

http://www.greenforall.org/?gfa_splash=1

The Miami Workers Center: a strategy and action center – Miami, FL

http://theworkerscenter.org/

 

Policy and Legislation

Prisoners of the Census – The Bureau counts prisoners as residents of the towns where they are incarcerated http://www.prisonersofthecensus.org/

American Civil Liberties Union – Because Freedom Can’t Protect Itself

http://www.aclu.org/crimjustice/index.html

Library Of Congress legislative information

http://thomas.loc.gov/

Roadblocks to Reentry – The Legal Action Center

http://www.lac.org/roadblocks-to-reentry/main.php?view=profile&subaction1=%23

 

Products that support formerly incarcerated individuals in transition

Ashbury Images: T-shirts and other marketing and promotional products. Available Nationally.

http://www.ashburyimages.org/

Sweet Beginnings Available Nationally

http://www.sweetbeginningsllc.com/about-us

Rubicon Programs Lawn Service in the Bay Area, CA

http://www.rubiconlandscape.com/

 

Racial Disparaty

Bureau of Justice Statistics

http://bjs.ojp.usdoj.gov/index.cfm

 

Reentry

Project Return, Inc.- A broad range of assistance to anyone with a criminal record.Nashville, TN

http://www.projectreturninc.org/

Project Return Milwaukee assisting with employment, housing, and specific ex-offender needs Milwaukee, WI http://www.projectreturnmilwaukee.org/

reStart: providing shelter and supportive services with a goal toward self-sufficiency. Kansas City, MO

http://www.restartinc.org/

American RadioWorks: Hard Time: Life After Prison

http://americanradioworks.publicradio.org/features/hardtime/

Family ReEntry – Empowering Individuals and Strengthening Families for Change

http://www.familyreentry.org/

Roadblocks to Reentry – The Legal Action Center

 
 

Restorative Justice

Restorative Justice Dr. Tom Cavanaugh

http://www.restorativejustice.com/

Prison Fellowship International

http://www.restorativejustice.org/

 

Sexual Abuse in Prison

Human Rights Watch – Male Rape in U.S. Prisons

http://www.hrw.org/reports/2001/prison/report.html

National Prison Rape Elimination Commission (NPREC)

http://www.nprec.us/

Inside Prison – Prison Rape: the challenge of prevention and enforcement

http://www.insideprison.com/prison-rape.asp

 

Statistics

Bureau of Justice Statistics

http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/

The Sentencing Project

http://www.sentencingproject.org/

Urban Institute – Crime Statistics

http://www.urban.org/justice/statistics.cfm

Prison Sucks – a clearinghouse for useful, verifiable statistics about the crime control industry

http://www.prisonsucks.com/

 

Transition Programs

 

Victims of Crime

National Center for Victims of Crime

http://www.ncvc.org/

US Dept of Justice Office for Victims of Crime

http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/ovc/