Reimagining Justice: NYC Without Rikers Island by The New School
Watch The New School's Reimagining Justice: NYC Without Rikers Island on Livestream.com. With the impending closing of Rikers Island, this conference will bring together community members, service providers, academics, and policy makers to identify and work on the policy and programmatic solutions needed to reimagine a justice system that centers healthy individuals, families, and communities. This conference will look at people, policy, and place, with a focus upon the structural policies regarding incarceration and the community based support required for justice and healing. The New School will serve as both a laboratory to test and advance collaborative work, as well as a support to existing efforts throughout New York City. The conference will be action oriented…
Incarceration Imprisons the Whole Family
''Incarceration Imprisons the Whole Family'', Connecticut Prison Ministry Forum, is a conference for present and prospective prison volunteers, formerly-incarcerated men and women and their families, social service professionals, clergy, and community.
A Moral and Practical Imperative: A Women's Foundation Fights Mass Incarceration
Women are now the fastest-growing population of incarcerated Americans. The New York Women’s Foundation, the latest funder to take on mass incarceration, has launched a Justice Fund focused on NYC’s women and girls.
2018 Opus Prize Finalists
2018 Opus Prize Finalists
On November 15, 2018, at the University of Portland, one of the following three finalists will be announced as the 2018 recipient of the Opus Prize
Daniel and Avitha Victor of the Agape Rehabilitation Centre in Chennai, India
Agape was founded and is managed by Daniel and Avitha Victor, a married couple, who have spent their entire lives serving disabled teens and adults – a community of people who are often discarded in the Indian culture
Dr. Rami Nashashibi of the Inner-City Muslim Action Network (IMAN) in Chicago, Illinois.
Operating in a U.S.-city plagued by unrelenting gun-violence, IMAN has spent nearly two decades methodically implementing grass roots programs serving the most vulnerable…
Racism and the Criminalization of Poverty: 21st Century Debtors' Prisons in the Age of Mass...
The Sunday afternoon event will kick off with Jeffery Robinson’s discussion on the true history of the economic oppression of African-Americans from slavery to the present as reflected in his dynamic, multi-media exploration, Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America
The themes of Robinson’s presentation will be further explored by Alec Karakatsanis, Executive Director of Civil Rights Corps, Gina Clayton, Executive Director and Founder of Essie Justice Group, and Johnny Perez, Director of U.S. Prison Programs at National Religious Campaign Against Torture, who overcame three years of solitary confinement at Rikers as they focus on the systemic extortion of money from poor people by imprisonment and the dramatic repercussions for those left at home…
Support our Virtual Thanksgiving Food Drive
incarcerated at Taconic Correctional Facility
Hour Children is delighted once again to be working with the administration of the Taconic Correctional Facility to provide a Thanksgiving meal to the women incarcerated at the Facility. Meals will include all of the traditional Thanksgiving fixings, including turkey, stuffing, sides and pie, and will be served by Hour Children staff and volunteers
This meaningful gesture will enable the women, who are so far from their beloved children and families, to feel the spirit of the holiday and be reminded that the world is, indeed, a caring place
A contribution of $23 provides one full hot meal. We plan to serve 420 people this year.
Please consider underwriting the cost…