The Institute for Community Justice is a comprehensive prison services and reentry program providing health linkages, supportive services, education, and advocacy for individuals, families, and communities impacted by mass incarceration.

I have to say, ICJ is very good at what they do, so I want to thank them, and I’m proud of myself for doing everything I can to get on my feet.

Victor Rodriguez

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Community Engagement Event: Resource Fair & Record Review

Tuesday, June 6, 2023

June 6th, 2023 The Institute for Community Justice, Sister's Returning Home, First Born Church of God in Christ, Inc. & Philadelphia Lawyers for Social Equity are working ...

Spring Resource Giveaway!

Monday, May 8, 2023

Giving away: Books, diapers, baby wipes, children's clothing, hygiene kits, etc.

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We have partnerships with many agencies and organizations throughout Philadelphia to ensure that returning citizens get all the help and support they need. Our partners provide referrals, help with our programs, employ our participants, and offer a wide range of services to complement ours.


The Workforce Initiative Network is specifically designed to provide support in addressing barriers and preparing individuals for employment success by developing confidence, skills and a positive mindset.

Parents Progressing with Life: Parenting Skills Training Program

October 21, 2022

Presented by CJ & Progressive Life Center, Inc. Every Thursday Starting October 20, 2022, for 12 weeks from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Program Features:…

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How We Help

34 %

Overall recidivism rate

in Philadelphia, 2012-2015

16 %

Recidivism rate

of ICJ participants, 2019

53 %

Reduced likelihood

of recidivism for participants in ICJ programs and services