The Institute for Community Justice is celebrating Reentry Awareness Month in Philadelphia. In doing so, we have created a Reentry Month Bail Out Fund in which we are accepting donations to assist persons who cannot afford bail.
75% of persons in local jails are unconvicted, most cannot afford bail. It is our hope to bail out a minimum of 15 persons or more from local jails.
For every $10 donated, your name is put into a raffle to win a refurbished laptop! We are accepting donations through the end of June!
How to donate
- Donate Now: Select Amount and ICJ > Dedicate this Donation – Type “BAIL” > Fill in your contact and payment information.
- PayPal: Assata Thomas (include your name, and contact information, and write BAIL in the note box
Please join the Institute for Community Justice, Eastern State Penitentiary, Philadelphia Auto & Parole, and Mann Up Association, Inc. for the annual Holiday Toy Drive to support children of incarcerated parents.
Accepting new and unwrapped gifts through December 22, 2021. Mail or drop-off toys at 1207 Chestnut Street, 2nd Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107.
Brenda Bowens – Reentry Support Specialist
Miguel Torres – Prison Linkages Specialist
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 and outline the urgent need for healing and stability as we push through the uncertainty, instability and collective pain imposed upon our communities by the troubling events of our current climate.