The Center for Carceral Communities
Abandon Apathy, Embrace Empathy
The Center for Carceral Communities, an initiative of the School of Social Policy & Practice at the University of Pennsylvania works collaboratively with neighborhoods in West Philadelphia to help people with a history of incarceration re-engage with the community. We provide free, evidence-based psychosocial services that address the mental health, educational, housing, advocacy and primary care challenges confronting those returning to the community. The Center seeks to reverse the community-to-prison pipeline by helping participants harness their strengths and become leaders in the community.
Note: The above descriptive information came from the program's home page.
In The News
- This Philly group is giving people free smartphones when they get out of jail, Billy Penn, May 29, 2020.
- Twitter: @TheCenterPhilly