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.

After being released from prison after twelve years, I hadn’t realized how much the world had changed, or how difficult it would be for a…

Anthony E. Oliver

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Real Talk For Men Breakfast

Saturday, April 13, 2024

Please join us April 13, 2024 10:00am to 1:00pm Institute for Community Justice (ICJ)

Reentry Job Fair/Record Review Event 

Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Event Address: The Rotunda, 4014 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Date: April 23, ...



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.


September 26, 2023

“RESPECT” By ICJ Staff – FIGHT’S GOT TALENT! We dedicate this song to our participants and the many people who are impacted by mass incarceration.

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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