MAKING HOPE HAPPEN FOR RETURNING CITIZENS
"The barriers to reentry are numerous and after spending time away, can feel insurmountable. “Before we even get to the question of employment, there’s the issue of obtaining an ID, transportation, even clothing” says Jeff Abramowitz, executive director of reentry services at JEVS Human Services. 'Looking Forward provides all of those support services, and more.'"
CONVERSATIONS AND INTERVIEWS
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As cities and states seek to reduce their jail and prison populations to slow the spread of Covid-19, already stretched re-entry programs are working to address increased demand for their services.
We talked to Chris Watler of the Center for Employment Opportunities in New York and Jeff Abramowitz of JEVS Human Services in Philadelphia to find out how they're dealing with the increased demand and the challenges brought to bear by the pandemic.