REsources

FOR RETURNING FOLKS

JOB OPPOrtunities

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  • Rehabilitation Through the Arts (RTA) - Scriptwriter We are currently seeking justice-impacted writers interested in developing new short screenplays based on some of the challenges of reentering society after life in prison. Writers who are chosen to develop their spec materials into a full script will receive credit and compensation. More details here.

  • Facebook-Led Research Survey Some friends of ours at Facebook are doing some research for the development of a non-profit / non-revenue producing product that supports the returning citizen/formerly incarcerated community. They’ve launched a survey and are looking to get some responses from returning citizens/formerly incarcerated individuals - they’re looking for your help! This survey should take you no more than 25 minutes, and if you complete it, you will be compensated with a $20 Amazon gift card via email. If you’d like to take the survey, click here - it’ll be open for the next week, or whenever they hit 400 responses - whichever comes first.

  • Urban Institute and The Bridging Group is looking for two formerly incarcerated community researchers in California to join our evaluation team for the UnCommon Law’s Home After Harm program. We’re specifically looking for people who have previously been incarcerated in a California prison or jail and have experience or interest in evaluating programs, doing data collection, or conducting research. The role will require about 8-15 hours per month over the next three years (September 2021—May 2024) and will be compensated at $50/hour. We’ll be reviewing applications on a rolling basis through Friday, August 20th. Please circulate with your networks, and feel free to reach out to myself (Evelyn McCoy) at emccoy@urban.org or my colleague Leigh Courtney at lcourtney@urban.org if you have any questions! Job posting: https://urbn.is/communityresearcher; Application: https://urbn.is/application

  • National Media & Communications Director with Critical Resistance The National Media & Communications Director will work with CR members and allies to develop and implement communication plans and strategies to support our projects and campaigns; increase CR’s national impact and profile; and amplify the concept and practice of PIC abolition nationally. More information on how to apply here

  • FY 2021 Visiting Fellows Program Through this opportunity, the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) invests in future and current leaders in the field to advance priority national policy issues and offer cross developmental opportunities for Department of Justice (DOJ) staff and criminal justice practitioners and researchers. Awards made under the BJA Visiting Fellows Program will fund fellowships for a period of 24 months, including a residency period of at least 9 to 12 months onsite at BJA in Washington, DC. Apply here. Deadline to apply is August 2, 2021.

  • Deputy Director with The California Reentry Institute part-time position, 15-20 hours/week. The Deputy Director will be responsible for supporting CRI to achieve its next level of organizational growth and expansion. Over the next few years, CRI seeks to expand its programming to additional sites; a key component of this expansion will be the hiring of individuals with lived experience of incarceration.
    The Deputy Director will work collaboratively with the Executive Director, lead efforts to develop and secure funding and partnerships, supervise the Social Media team, and to grow personnel and programming that prioritizes the needs of individuals being released from prison. Individuals with past involvement in the justice system or who have loved ones currently or formerly in the justice system are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants should send a resume and brief cover letter to Collette Carroll at collette@californiareentryinstitute.org.

EDUCATION

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  • Ready Access - Resources and tools for people impacted by incarceration

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  • CARES Act Stimulus Relief for Incarcerated Recipients On September 24, 2020, Judge Phyllis J. Hamilton of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California issued an Order certifying a nationwide class of people incarcerated in state and federal prisons, and granting the plaintiffs’ motion for preliminary injunction requiring the U.S. Department of Treasury, the U.S. Internal Revenue Service, and the United States of America to stop withholding CARES Act stimulus funds from plaintiffs or any class member on the sole basis of their incarcerated status.

  • Working Films - Call for Media to Amplify Abolition Submit a completed documentary or narrative film to be included in a compilation that will be toured in the US in 2021 and apply for up to $30,000 in funding for short documentary films. Works-in-progress, or cut-downs of longer-form documentaries are eligible to apply for funding. The deadline for both tracks is 11:59 ET on December 1st 2020. 

Support 

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Personal Care

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