"Virginia' justice system is expensive, ineffective and inequitable. Despite some recent small progress the areas of post-incarceration reentry, particularly felony disenfranchisement, the state continues to suffer under misguided policies and practices of the past."
The Mobile Justice "Follow Up" Tour begins Saturday December 14, 2013. Schedule enclosed. Look forward to seeing our members, families, friends and allies when we visit your city, county or town to work on "justice-related" polices. See you all then.
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BE THE VOICE FOR THE VOICELESS.
What is ban-the-box? Summary explanation of ban-the-box and listing of passed local government legislation in Virginia.
Another win for "earned" second chance in Virginia. Thanks Evette Roots with Pathways
The Advancement Project (AP) held a Thank You Luncheon for many of Virginia Restoration of Rights advocates.
“Ban the Box” efforts across the country seek to level the playing field.
Three key justice related issues we will discuss and provide on-site direct services: restoration of rights, ban-the-box employment reform, rehabilitative programs for successful prisoner reentry. Join us, bring a friend or two, the family, all invited, all welcome. "Change comes from the people, not the politicians." Be the voice for the voiceless.
Two important legislative initiatives requiring public awareness and support. We need your help getting these two bills re-introduced by your district state legislation.
Host Gloria Taylor Edwards & C0-Host Shirley T. Burke on WCLM 1450 AM. Guest commentators Terry Dysick, of Guidance, Inc and Keith Wm. DeBlasio, of Smart on Crime Solutions. The topic: The U.S.Incarceration Issues/The Business of Incarceration.
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THE ARMSTRONG HIGH SCHOOL CHOIR CAN ONLY SING AT CARNEGIE HALL MAR 1-4 IF THE COMMUNITY RALLIES AND HELPS THEM GET THERE. YOUR HELP IS NEEDED!!
Keep track of restorative legislation for positive criminal justice reform in Virginia as the 2013 General Assembly Session moves forward.
A personal essay by Mike Thurmond. Filmed and edited by Tenzin Samphel. Music by Mos Def and Philip Glass.
The Miami Herald: Inmates at Va women's prison sue over health care