South Philadelphia: Ready, Willing & Able Director Knows The Power Of Second Chances

South Philadelphia: Ready, Willing & Able Director Knows The Power Of Second Chances

Javier Rivera is the director of community improvement projects and operations at Ready, Willing & Able, a program that helps criminals, addicts and homeless individuals re-enter the workforce. A graduate of the program in 1997 in Harlem, N.Y., Rivera has risen through the ranks, holding supervisory positions before becoming director. How long have you been […]

 By Keisha Gilkes

Haddington: Lack of Reentry Agencies Leaves City to Fill the Gap

Haddington: Lack of Reentry Agencies Leaves City to Fill the Gap

Every day, an average of 87 prisoners from the Philadelphia County Jail are released back into Philadelphia. For many of those freed, their return to jail is inevitable. The risk of returning to prison greatly increases without the aid of a reintegration agency or service. Early last year, The Philly Rising Collaborative, a city agency […]