Making a Difference
Partnership with Local Organizations
RESTORATIVE CITIES INITIATIVE
This grassroots movement, trademarked and managed by the Metropolitan Christian Council of Philadelphia, Inc., is an effort to bring restorative practices to every aspect of city life, from the porch front to city hall. Healing Communities PA's RCI Hub will be located at the People’s Baptist Church in SW Philly.
VOTING RIGHTS FOR JUSTICE INVOLVED
Working in partnership with Transformative Justice Coalition, Faith In Action, POWER, HRC, Free the Ballot, All Voting is Local and others, we are seeking to increase voter registration, education, and participation among returning citizens and eligible incarcerated citizens.
DIGNITY FOR INCARCERATED WOMEN
Advocates for ending the practice of shackling pregnant women, putting them in solitary pre and postpartum, providing trauma informed care for staff, guaranteeing bonding time post-delivery, addressing visiting disparities between incarcerated men and women.
DUAL VICTIMS FOR 2ND CHANCES & ABOLISH DEATH BY INCARCERATION IN PA
Organizing dual victims to participate in the community listening sessions other survivors of gun violence. Utilizing the PA Dual Victim’s Report and Dual Victim’s Cohort to advocate for second chances with legislators, State and County Office of the Victim’s Advocate.
PHILADELPHIA PRISON CONDITIONS
Advocating for better conditions in Philadelphia Prisons and Ending Solitary Confinement, including a Citizens Prison Oversight Commission as well as addressing the dangerous environmental conditions at PA prisons and jails.
PHILADELPHIA YOUTH JUSTICE
Current focus is concern about the massive increase in criminal referrals to the DA’s Office from the school district for school-based disciplinary matters. Also, advocating against charging youth as adults and housing youth in adult prisons.