Tag Archives: restorative justice

Breaking the School-to-Prison Pipeline: Rethinking ‘Zero Tolerance’

The American Prospect Tremendous piece—features a Philadelphia school… “The first federal measure to implement ‘zero tolerance’ in schools was the Gun-Free Schools Act of 1994 … Districts expanded on Congress’s obligatory punishments to include possession of drugs and alcohol; many … Continue reading

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TEDx Talk—Prisoner Reentry and Alternatives to Incarceration

Melanie G. Snyder, Executive Director of the Lancaster County Reentry Management Organization (RMO), recently delivered a TEDx talk on prisoner reentry and alternatives to incarceration at the Ware Center in Lancaster. She is an NIC-certified Offender Workforce Development Specialist, a … Continue reading

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Prison Break: Breaking the Cycle of Prison with a Second Chance

Posted at http://justicemercyblog.com/prison-break-breaking-the-cycle-of-prison-with-a-second-chance/ For years, Justice and Mercy has advocated for policy reform in Pennsylvania which will help create second chances for those convicted of crime and that will create a justice system that incorporates mercy, restoration and rehabilitation.  We … Continue reading

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National Day of Prayer for Criminal Justice Reform—February 20, National

From the United Methodist General Board of Church & Society (http://www.umc-gbcs.org):   Encourage your church to participate in the National Day of Prayer for Criminal Justice Reform and contact Laura Markle Downton (ldownton@umc-gbcs.org) for more information.   Join with people of … Continue reading

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Help Keep Young Offenders Out of the Adult Criminal System–Endorse by May 14

From PathWays PA (http://www.pathwayspa.org):   Every year an estimated 200,000 youth are tried, sentenced or incarcerated as adults in the United States, mostly for non-violent offenses. Young people who are tried in the adult system are more likely to reoffend … Continue reading

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Day of Prayer for Criminal Justice Reform—February 7

This information comes from the General Board of Church & Society of the United Methodist Church (http://www.umc-gbcs.org):   Facts to consider and share with your congregation:   With 5% of the world’s population, the United States hold’s 25% of the … Continue reading

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Grace Goes to Prison

NOTE: The author of this book, Melanie G. Snyder, will be speaking with the Council’s Commission on Public Witness at a meeting in February.   From the Pennsylvania Prison Society’s (http://www.prisonsociety.org) Winter 2009 Correctional Forum:   Grace Goes to Prison … Continue reading

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