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Justice Watch - Garden Street Transitional House

1120 Garden St.

Cincinnati, OH 45214

(513) 241-0490

 

Provides Shelter and recovery services to homeless men released form prison who are at a high risk of re-incarceration due to chemical dependency and poverty.

 

Talbert House Cornerstone

2216 Vine St.

Cincinnati, OH 45219

(513) 684-7965

 

Talbert House is a halfway house for ex-offenders and homeless individuals.  Services include individual vocational, and substance abuse counseling.  Those who complete a 97-day program are eligible for employment referral.

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Oklahoma

This state does not have, as of this posting, any local programs at this time.  For assistance, contact one of the offices listed under National Organizations.

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Oregon

This state does not have any local programs at the time of this posting.  For assistance, contact one of the offices listed under National Organizations.

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Pennsylvania

 

Concerned Seniors - Gray Panthers of Graterford

Dr. Julia Hall, Dept. PSA 

Drexel University

327 and Chestnut Sts.

Philadelphia, PA 19104

(215) 895-2472

 

Advocacy, support, and information group for inmates and parolees 50 yeas and older.  Specializes in services including health care/medical needs, employment, housing, and socialization for both institutional and community elderly offenders and parolees.  Provides pre-release counseling and community resource information.

 

 

Offender Aid and Restoration of Philadelphia

2000 Spring Garden St.

Philadelphia, PA 19130

(215) 557-8131

 

OAR offers job development assistance to ex-offenders as well as volunteer services and visitation to prisoners.

 

Pennsylvania Prison Society

2000 Spring Garden St.

Philadelphia, PA 19130-3805

(215) 564-6005

Fax: (215) 265-7926

INTERNET: www.prisonsociety.org

 

Thomas R. Sims - People United Together

1209 W. Lehigh Ave.

Philadelphia, PA 19133-1115

(215) 226-5890

 

This organization offers services and programs to offenders, ex-offenders in the areas of parole planning, housing, public assistance, employment and vocational training referrals, substance abuse counseling, and other referrals.  They also run a "Youth Self-Empowerment Project" that addresses the social and economic conditions of at-risk youth and their families.

 

Pre-Release Counseling Program for Female Offenders

1520 Penn Ave.

Pittsburgh, PA 15222

(412) 281-7380

 

Program works with women who are or have been in trouble with the law and who have a history of substance abuse.  Services include employment, counseling, career education, parole planning, workshops, referrals and job placement, remedial education, and pre-release counseling.  Operates two center: The program Center at 3342 - 5th Ave, and the Allegheny County Treatment Alternative (ACTA ) at 2410 - 5th Ave.   These centers function as an alternative program to serving time in the Allegheny County Jail.  There are three affiliate offices:

The Program for Female Offenders of S. Central PA, Inc.

22 S. 3rd St. - 2nd Floor

Harrisburg, PA  17101

 

Woodside Family Center

451 Mall Rd.

Harrisburg, PA 17111

 

Lehigh Valley Office

1031 Linden St.

Allentown, PA 18102

(215) 433-6556

 

Victim Offender Reconciliation Program

Dr. Julia Hall - Dept. PSA

32nd and Chestnut St. 

Philadelphia, PA 19104

(215) 895-2472

 

This program operates on principles of restorative justice, which allows both victims and offenders a chance to heal from the trauma of crime.  Offenders can take responsibility for their offenses and make amends to victims.  Victims can tell stories, get answers to questions, and receive actual or symbolic restoration.

 

Step program (Services to Elder Prisoners)

Pennsylvania Prison Society

2000 Spring Garden St.

Philadelphia, PA 19130-3805

(215) 564-6005 Ext. 7916

INTERNET: www.prisonsociety.org

 

Services to elderly prisoners and ex-offenders.  Prisoners housed in eight Pennsylvania State institutions, focused on institutional adjustment and pre-release training for release back into the community includes: parole planning, home plans, and individual goal plans.  Clients are referred by PA Dept. of Corrections.  Re-entry and referral services are given to assist ex-offenders in re-establishing a community life.

 

Re-Entry Services Project

Pennsylvania Prison Society

2000 Spring Garden St.

Philadelphia, PA 19130-3805

(215) 564-6005

INTERNET: www.prisonsociety.org

 

 

Life skills and job preparation programs for prisoners coming out of the Philadelphia prison programs.  30-60 days pre-release, plus six months ex-offender assistance.  Program is for offenders 34 years or older or for parents with dependent children.

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Rhode Island

 This state does not have any known local programs at this time of posting.  For assistance, contact one of the offices listed under National Organizations.

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