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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Event

Real Rap on Reentry Panel – Community Conversation to Destigmatize the Journey of Reentry

Saturday, October 30th 2021

Join ICJ for our Real Rap on Reentry Panel, a community conversation to destigmatize the journey of reentry. Panelists will include Cynthia Alvarado, Jeff Abramowitz…

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ICJ Holiday Toy Drive 2021

Monday, November 22nd 2021

Please join the Institute for Community Justice, Eastern State Penitentiary, Philadelphia Auto & Parole, and Mann Up Association, Inc. for the annual Holiday Toy Drive…

Support

Partnerships

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.

Programs

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.

Culture of Health: Healing Ourselves to Heal Our Communities

March 8, 2021

This panel, facilitated by some of our most passionate mental health and wellness experts, will explore the effects of trauma and injustice within our communities…

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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