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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Making a Difference in our Neighborhood Community Event

Saturday, October 15th 2022

Resource Fair and Criminal Record Review, Presented by 21st and Norris Street Community Committee and The Institute for Community Justice.

Holiday Toy Drive

Monday, September 19th 2022

Help make the season of giving bright for children and teens of all ages! We are collecting toys, books, coats, gift cards, etc. ALL ITEMS...



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.

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