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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Thursday, June 6th 2024

Summer Class 2024 Register Now TEACH OUTSIDE is designed for people who are HIV positive and has a former history of being incarcerated or detained....

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