Nutter Administration Sees Medical Coverage For Former Prisoners a Key To Lower CrimeThis initiative could come to Pennsylvania if Gov. Corbett's "Healthy Pennsylvania" plan is approved.
2013 IN REVIEW: New Programs, New Title For Philadelphia's Ex-OffendersOn May 17th, a city-sponsored job fair for ex-offenders was abruptly canceled when thousands of applicants swarmed the Municipal Services Building.
Once Called Ex-Cons, Philadelphia 'Returning Citizens' Begin Six Weeks of ReintegrationMore than 70 people sat in a room that was standing-room-only. In the first hour, reintegration specialists set the tone.
Rescheduled Philly Job Fair For Ex-Cons Goes More Smoothly Than First TryThousands of men and women with résumés in hand stood in orderly lines to speak with employers and apply for services. The city's attempt to hold the event in May was shut down when the turnout overwhelmed the facility.
Philadelphia Law Firm Advises Employers On New 'Ban the Box' LawThose regulations prohibit employers from inquiring about a job applicant's criminal background on the initial application.