1 year since #KNOWJUSTICEHARLEM
May 10 Day of Advocacy for Parole and Prison Justice
One year ago over 400 community members joined Circles of Support at #KNOWJUSTICEHARLEM featuring Bryan Stevenson in a discussion on mass incarceration and a call to action supporting Raise the Age.
Raising My Voice Graduation
COS joined over 300 advocates to support parole and prison justice reform in Albany. Over 70 meetings with state legislators took place to increase support for the S.A.F.E. Parole Act and to ask for a restructuring of the NYS Parole Board.
Videos from Impact Prisons 2017
A graduation ceremony for the 4th cycle of Raising My Voice will be held tonight at Church of the Heavenly Rest. Book a speaker today!
Impact Prisons 2017
Impact Prisons is a six-month project dedicated to educating the public on the United States Prison System and Criminal Justice Reform and supporting intelligent and hopefully transformative improvements. Check out videos from the project below.
Jail in New York City: Evidence-Based Reforms
Together with Columbia Business School, the Charles Koch Institute, Archie and Bold Business, the J.C. Flowers Foundation sponsored a panel of experts featuring the culmination of a 6-month-long project by Impact Prisons.
Mayor de Blasio Announces 18% Drop in City Jail Population Since Taking Office
The Center for Court Innovation, together with the Vera Institute for Justice, published a report based on extensive analysis of data from the New York City jail system. This report is part of a growing body of evidence and support for decreasing the jail population and decreasing jail time for individuals.
Save the Date! Second Chance Job Fair April 11th!
The jail population of New York City has seen an impressive decline since 2014, reports the Department of Criminal Justice of New York City. A main factor of this drop is the role alternative to jail and alternative to incarceration programs have played recently.
Join us on April 11th for a job fair at New York University, and sponsored by M.A.D.E. Transitional Services, Columbia University, and NYU!
Life After Incarceration: New Research from Harvard
On February 19, 2017, Circles of Support hosted a 2-day training in Harlem in which graduates bravely shared a personal story for a taping of The Moth podcast.
Referring to his latest research, Western pointed out that one of the unexpected findings of his re-entry study was the prevalence of a history of victimization among those who would later serve time in prison, regardless of demographic variables.