Stay tuned as we continue to expand the simulation, eliminate stigma, and inspire real change!
SIGN THE FAIR CHANCE ARIZONA PLEDGE
Help us eliminate hiring, housing and education barriers for Arizonans who have been incarcerated. If you are a business owner or part of an organization that is committed to promoting fair chances for all, please sign the Fair Chance Arizona pledge. We encourage you to share this important initiative with others in your network too! Together we can enact real change in our state and our country.
Are you a formerly incarcerated woman in Arizona who has not attended college? Are you at least 18 years old? If you answered “yes” to these questions, you are invited to participate in a research study conducted by Arizona State University. You will be asked to participate in a two-day workshop as well as interviews concerning your experiences and beliefs about the barriers to higher education for formerly incarcerated women. Participation is voluntary.
Thanks to the AZ Public Defender Association for having us at their conference last week! The Reentry Simulation was a huge success, and we followed it up with group discussions on how to find real solutions.
Upcoming Reentry Simulations:
August 15 - American Legislative Exchange Council - Austin, TX
October 10 - Eastern Illinois University - Charleston, Il
September - Columbia University - New York City, NY
The Redemption Project with Van Jones was an 8-part series that launched last month. It was an incredibly eye-opening series that emphasized restorative justice and forgiveness. Though the series has now concluded, we're hoping it returns and continues to make a difference. Click here to learn more, view clips from the episodes, and read some of the amazing stories.
How Supervision Violations Are Filling Prisons and Burdening Budgets
Probation and parole are designed to lower prison populations and help people succeed in the community. New data show they are having the opposite effect. Until now, national data regarding the impact of probation violations on prison populations have been unavailable, resulting in a lopsided focus on parole.
Stepping Up for Fair Chances - Highlight from Dream Corps / #cut50
Politicians, influencers, advocates, and business leaders gathered at The White House to announce a major win for formerly incarcerated individuals returning home under The First Step Act — a Fair Chance at employment.