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I just finished walking the Homeboy 5K! When public defenders aren’t toiling on the front lines of every courtroom in America, we are spending our weekend standing next to our community partners. Homeboy Industries is an amazing organization that assists young people in getting out of gangs, job training, therapy, education and tattoo removal. There’s nowhere I’d rather be than standing with them in solidarity. Everyone knows I have an aversion to working out. I almost died but i made it! Now I’m feeling myself, as you can see. 🤦🏽‍♀️🤷🏽‍♀️🤣 #beyonce #iamawholemood #homeboyindustries #publicdefender #publicdefenderlife #lawyermom #lawmama #lawyerchic #beyhive #community #reentry #recidivism #rehabilitation #redemption #criminaljusticereform #massincarceration #endmassincarceration #secondchances
Getting ready speak with @kat.kuan at Steel Sharpens Steel, an event hosted by Retraining The Village, a program that helps folks leave homelessness and assist in the transition of coming home from incarceration. I am very excited about this! #recidivism #story #publicspeaking #massincarceration #talk #writer #speak #tellyourstory #homelessness #help #happy #excited #love
Tim Mulderrig, State President of Delaware Future Farmers of America Association (FFA), and Nicole Kennedy, public policy student at University of Delaware, visited our new permanent location at 3030 Bowers Street on Friday, September 13th. Delaware FFA is a student organization which currently has more than 4,000 members, and their mission is to develop leadership skills, personal growth, and career success through agriscience education for young people. As a public policy student, Nicole came to visit us to learn more about the work we will be doing with returning citizens. Both Tim and Nicole harvested basil from our prototype farm. We are excited to see that students are passionate about farming and reducing recidivism. Keep up the great work, Tim and Nicole! #recidivism #endrecidivism #secondchance #prison #returningcitizens #entrepreneurs #verticalfarming #indoorfarming #hydroponics #sustainabilitiy #localproduce #controlledenvironmentagriculture #horticulture
After 6 long, yet beautiful months, Countless sleepless nights, a few drop outs, some last minute changes, and a couple of inconvenient scares, I was able to put on my 3rd poetry showcase at the women’s prison. I’m seriously struggling to find the right words to write this post. The women shined so bright tonight, you HAD to be there to understand. Thank you to everyone who lent a hand in anyway shape or form to make this event a success. A big thank you to Kim B Miller, who tirelessly and effortlessly goes above and beyond to help my dreams come to fruition. Thank you to @dephbychocolate for designing my shirts and my pamphlets. Thank you to @talookastudio for designing the logo. Thank you to @djlstackz for putting together the cd last minute and pulling through in the clutch. All black women, helping another black woman live her dream. Next up, is the external showcase for the warden, her friends, and a couple of special guest of my choosing. I’m going to sleep good tonight. ❤️😍🖊 🎤 😍❤️ #fistdc #massincarceration   #womeninprison   #mentalhealth   #womeninbusiness #education #entrepreneurship #growthmindset #prisonreform #changinglivesdaily   #mentorship #therapy   #leadership #Instagood   #Recidivism #Reentry #prisonfacts #prisonwomen #prisonrehabilitation #knowledge #Poetryinprison #reentryreform #empowerment #blackbusinesswomen #blackowned #blacksuccess
After 6 long, yet beautiful months, Countless sleepless nights, a few drop outs, some last minute changes, and a couple of inconvenient scares, I was able to put on my 3rd poetry showcase at the women’s prison. I’m seriously struggling to find the right words to write this post. The women shined so bright tonight, you HAD to be there to understand. Thank you to everyone who lent a hand in anyway shape or form to make this event a success. A big thank you to Kim B Miller, who tirelessly and effortlessly goes above and beyond to help my dreams come to fruition. Thank you to @dephbychocolate for designing my shirts and my pamphlets. Thank you to @talookastudio for designing the logo. Thank you to @djlstackz for putting together the cd last minute and pulling through in the clutch. All black women, helping another black woman live her dream. Next up, is the external showcase for the warden, her friends, and a couple of special guest of my choosing. I’m going to sleep good tonight. ❤️😍🖊 🎤 😍❤️ #fistdc #massincarceration   #womeninprison   #mentalhealth   #womeninbusiness #education #entrepreneurship #growthmindset #prisonreform #changinglivesdaily   #mentorship #therapy   #leadership #Instagood   #Recidivism #Reentry #prisonfacts #prisonwomen #prisonrehabilitation #knowledge #Poetryinprison #reentryreform #empowerment #blackbusinesswomen #blackowned #blacksuccess
#Repost :There are typically two emotions that arise when you begin to realize the vision, dreams, and ambitions that you wrote down and communicated are starting to come into fruition. Our faces tell it all. #planning #IMC #money #finances #savings #wealth #birmingham #NFL #NBA #wallstreet #generationalwealth #simplydapper #financialliteracy #financialwellness #realtalk #recidivism
There are typically two emotions that arise when you begin to realize the vision, dreams, and ambitions that you wrote down and communicated are starting to come into fruition. Our faces tell it all. #planning #IMC #money #finances #savings #wealth #birmingham #NFL #NBA #wallstreet #generationalwealth #simplydapper #financialliteracy #financialwellness #realtalk #recidivism
Education provides students with the opportunity to become self-sufficient. Self-sufficiency lends itself to ownership over one's education. We must invest in education for students who are incarcerated.
Denise Cairo of ExcelBusiness Systems stopped by our prototype farm to gather more info about how she can help Second Chances Farm and to see where her nephew, Todd Erickson, has been working for the past few weeks. Denise helped roll out/sign our floor tape with an encouraging message about Second Chances Farm. We have started using floor tape to map out the future placements of our 461 indoor vertical hydroponic plant modules. At any given point there will be up to 338,688 plants growing in Farm #1 , with up to 84,672 plants harvested per week and up to 4,402,944 plants harvested in a year. She left feeling excited about our entrepreneur-in-residence program and its ability to empower others who may also need a second chance. #recidivism #endrecidivism #secondchance #prison #returningcitizens #entrepreneurs #verticalfarming #indoorfarming #hydroponics #sustainabilitiy #localproduce #controlledenvironmentagriculture #horticulture
Today, the Life Learning Center hosted a reentry simulation where 34 community members and partners gained a better understanding of the challenges individuals face upon release from incarceration. Participants offered statements such as, "I can feel the frustration they must feel” and "It's harder than we think it is". With a lack of resources and support, individuals often struggle to meet extensive post-release requirements, putting them at risk of reincarceration. Life Learning Center is proud to assist others in navigating the transition back into society and equip them with the support to be successful members of the community! Thank you to all who attended and spent time learning with us at today’s reentry simulation! #reentry #recidivism #givelocal #neighbors #neighborhood
The Freedom Fighter is awarded to the person who fights for the rights and freedoms of the incarcerated/formerly incarcerated by dedicating and donating personal resources, time and talents to that effort. Craig Twiggs was awarded the 2018 JULIO MEDINA FREEDOM FIGHTER AWARD for being a "dedicated mentor who has empowered thousands of homeless and formerly incarcerated men to permanently transform their lives." He is a key leadership staff member at @thedoefund and is responsible for coordinating the clean up of over 120 miles of New York City streets on a daily basis, as well as other special projects and services. Do you know someone like Craig Twiggs who deserves recognition? Be sure to check out the various awards and turn in your nominations by September 21, 2019, at 5:00 pm. For more information go here --> https://www.citizensinc.org/new-page-2 To purchase tickets visit --> https://www.citizensinc.org/ticket-sales (link in bio). #leadership #leadershipgoals #recidivism #freedomfighter #socialjustice #awards
Freedom Friday: Since, we are working with both groups of returning citizens, then we have a whole group lesson, then split them into 2 small groups. Our first cohort is working on writing their resumes and the second group is working on their interview skills. As you can see, then both groups are working very hard on their individual projects and activities. We also always provide dinner for them as well. We had baked ziti and salad with garlic bread. Ww also had cake and ice cream for one of their birthdays. We support all of the Portsmouth Sheriff's Office’s initiatives by partnering with them for their reentry program on a weekly basis! #meninprison #womeninprison #massincarceration #prisonreform #1in14 #childrenofincarceratedparents #allcitizensdeserveasecondchance #justicereform #recidivism #incarceratedparents @kimkardashian @theellenshow @kaepernick7 @tylerperry @vanjones68 @stevetvshow @pharrell @oprah @beyonce @meekmill @champagnepapi @remyma @yandysmith @phaedraparks @jamilatdavis @troubleman31
"And now it’s time to go home. I can’t wait for the day to come and finally see the world again. There won’t be nothing that will make me come back to this place. Some of the challenges, I believe will be in me. I’m the only thing or person that will stand in my way." The Odyssey Project is a collaborative theater process between youth from a juvenile detention facility in Santa Barbara County and undergraduate students from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Using the template of Homer's Odyssey, the participants explore the mythic elements in their lives in order to reconstruct the epic poem in their own voices. Everyone on the creative journey is a hero or heroine. The project is designed to honor youth in identifying their heroic life mission and in mapping a course of action. It employs theater arts as a strategy for inspiring life affirming choices. In doing so, it seeks to demonstrate how artistic cooperation transcends class, racial and social barriers, and how art, with rehabilitation, serves as an alternative to incarceration and penalty. Photos by talented @clarissakoenig #schooltoprisonpipeline #prisonreform #socialjustice #artforchange #outreach #theater #theatre #prisonpipeline #juvenilejustice #cantjustpreach #theatreandcommunity #recidivism #socialactivism #incarceratedteens #racialprofiling
Reposted from @codeforamerica #Repost @expungementweek ・・・ We know that each #Expungement creates over a $10,168 public benefit, but the impact of record clearance, sealing and expungment on individual people is far greater. Research has shown that expungement increases access to jobs, housing and decreases #recidivism . This means we reduce the amount of time folks spend within a broken system and increase the time they can engage in our communities. But very few individuals eligible for expungement receive it. . 💻 Code for America is working to expand automated expungement through technology and community brigades and ultimately increase the amount of people benefitting from expungement. National Day of Civic Hacking falls within National Expungement Week this year and we’re excited to partner with @codeforamerica to advocate for and leverage an automated expungement process nationwide. Visit codeforamerica.org/nationalday and offtherecord.us for more information about these events. . . . . #nationaldayofcivichacking #new2019 #legalaid #voting #reparativejustice #socialequity #cleanslate #cannabisjustice #socialjustice #cannabisequity #forthepeople #educate #automatedexpungement #grassroots #civicengagement #weekofjustice #equityfirst #codeforamericabrigade
#Repost @citizensagainstrecidivism with @get_repost ・・・ The Freedom Fighter is awarded to the person who fights for the rights and freedoms of the incarcerated/formerly incarcerated by dedicating and donating personal resources, time and talents to that effort. Craig Twiggs was awarded the 2018 JULIO MEDINA FREEDOM FIGHTER AWARD for being a "dedicated mentor who has empowered thousands of homeless and formerly incarcerated men to permanently transform their lives." He is a key leadership staff member at The Doe Fund and is responsible for coordinating the clean up of over 120 miles of New York City streets on a daily basis, as well as other special projects and services. Do you know someone like Craig Twiggs who deserves recognition? Be sure to check out the various awards and turn in your nominations by September 21, 2019, at 5:00 pm. For more information go here --> https://www.citizensinc.org/new-page-2 To purchase tickets visit --> https://www.citizensinc.org/ticket-sales (link in bio) #recidivism #socialjustice #leadership #freedomfighter #nominations #stopthecycle #advocate #mentor #todaysleaders
It really is that simple - income improves #health outcomes. Ensure people have access to #UniversalBasicIncome , #LivingWage , #AffordableHousing , #AffordableHealthcare , and #PublicBenefits where needed (in other words just make sure their *basic needs* are met, you greedy 1%), and we will see significant reductions in #recidivism and psychiatric emergencies (which end up in ERs so cost taxpayer $$) WITH improved access to #healthcare , treatment for behavioral health and addiction issues, and other improved outcomes ——-> which makes us ALL safer. ▫️ #SharedSafety #CCJBH
#Repost @expungementweek ・・・ We know that each #Expungement creates over a $10,168 public benefit, but the impact of record clearance, sealing and expungment on individual people is far greater. Research has shown that expungement increases access to jobs, housing and decreases #recidivism . This means we reduce the amount of time folks spend within a broken system and increase the time they can engage in our communities. But very few individuals eligible for expungement receive it. . 💻 Code for America is working to expand automated expungement through technology and community brigades and ultimately increase the amount of people benefitting from expungement. National Day of Civic Hacking falls within National Expungement Week this year and we’re excited to partner with @codeforamerica to advocate for and leverage an automated expungement process nationwide. Visit codeforamerica.org/nationalday and offtherecord.us for more information about these events. . . . . #nationaldayofcivichacking #new2019 #legalaid #voting #reparativejustice #socialequity #cleanslate #cannabisjustice #socialjustice #cannabisequity #forthepeople #educate #automatedexpungement #grassroots #civicengagement #weekofjustice #equityfirst #codeforamericabrigade
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