Category Archives: criminal justice

Healing Communities Training—April 14, Lancaster

If you’ve been wanting to attend the nationally acclaimed Healing Communities training, but haven’t taken the plunge yet, please register ASAP for the April 14th HC training being offered in Lancaster. Thursday, April 14, 2016, 8:30am – 4:00pm LOCATION:  Grandview … Continue reading

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Sign Petition: They Are Returning Citizens

What’s in a Name? As members of the Anti Mass Incarceration (AMI) Team, we want to support the formerly incarcerated in order to “rebuild, replenish, and transform the lives and communities decimated by the system of mass incarceration.” The system … Continue reading

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Clean Slate Legislation Would Benefit Pennsylvania, Returning Citizens—Resources for Talking to Your Legislators and Others

From Community Legal Services (https://clsphila.org/): Between 70 million and 100 million—or 1 in 3 Americans—have some type of criminal record. In Pennsylvania, this translates into nearly 3 million of the commonwealth’s citizens. Many have only minor records, such as misdemeanors, … Continue reading

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Healing Communities Training—June 5, Pittsburgh

Sunday, June 5th 1st from 1:30 to 5:00pm (location to be announced) Rev. Dr. Harold Dean Trulear, Director of Healing Communities to do a members of different faith communities in Pittsburgh.  Dr. Trulear has been conducting this training around the … Continue reading

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International Conference on Solitary Confinement in Pittsburgh: International & Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Prolonged Solitary Confinement.—April 15-16, Pittsburgh

April 15th and 16th, University of Pittsburgh Law School. Free to register go to http://law.pitt.edu/events This exciting conference will bring together experts in the field along with those formerly incarcerated to explore the damaging impact of solitary confinement. For more … Continue reading

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Do Black Lives Matter?: The Impact of Mass Incarceration on Individuals and the Community—April 5, Pittsburgh

Tuesday April 5th at 7:00pm, at the University of Pittsburgh Law School. Alcoa Room, 3900 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh Talk by Jondhi Harrell, Director of The Center for Returning Citizens in Philadelphia. Jondhi will speak from experience on our corrupt criminal … Continue reading

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Mariposa & the Saint: From Solitary Confinement, a Play Through Letters, PA Performances—April 2-9, Statewide

Updated–see some Pennsylvania dates with locations: April 2 East Liberty at Repair the World 6022 Broad Street 15206 7:00 -9:00 p.m. $10-15 Sliding Scale – No one turned away for lack of funds, formerly incarcerated come for free. Every performance followed … Continue reading

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Justice Department Calls on Courts to End ‘Criminalization of Poverty’

Posted at http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/03/14/justice-department-calls-courts-end-criminalization-poverty Published on Monday, March 14, 2016 by Common Dreams Policies targeting the poor are not only far-reaching, they are profoundly harmful, letter from DOJ’s civil rights division states By Nadia Prupis, staff writer The DOJ’s Civil Rights … Continue reading

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Take Action to Reduce Police Violence

From Keystone Progress (http://m64644.wix.com/keystone-progress): Over the last year and a half, communities who have been mistreated by the police for years have empowered themselves to push for accountability and transparency in policing. Now, in apparent backlash to that effort, politicians … Continue reading

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Healing Communities Information Session—March 12, Harrisburg

You are invited to learn about a new opportunity for your congregation to expand its ministry of hospitality. The Pennsylvania Council of Churches, in partnership with Christian Churches United of the Tri-County Area, is beginning a process of equipping congregations … Continue reading

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