Reentry Week 2021 | Community Pop-Up Showcase

Last month, dozens of agencies and organizations came together to make Reentry Week a collaborative success! To catch up on the panels, events, and discussions that took place over Reentry Week, please go to www.centralohioreentryweek.com or view the YouTube channel, Central Ohio Reentry Week.

During Reentry week, Community pop-up events were offered daily throughout Columbus. Attendees were able to get birth certificates and ID vouchers. They were also able to sign up for BMV amnesty, Franklin county JFS/SNAP benefits, Primary One/Medicaid; as well as make medical & COVID appointments and view art from restored citizens

We'd like to share the video the Reentry Week team put together to showcase these Community Pop-Ups. Check it out below!

 

Last month, dozens of agencies and organizations came together to make Reentry Week a collaborative success! To catch up on the panels, events, and discussions that took place over Reentry Week, please go to www.centralohioreentryweek.com or view the YouTube channel, Central Ohio Reentry Week.

During Reentry week, Community pop-up events were offered daily throughout Columbus. Attendees were able to get birth certificates and ID vouchers. They were also able to sign up for BMV amnesty, Franklin county JFS/SNAP benefits, Primary One/Medicaid; as well as make medical & COVID appointments and view art from restored citizens

We'd like to share the video the Reentry Week team put together to showcase these Community Pop-Ups. Check it out below!


ARCH Updates

ARCH is raising money to get returning citizens furnishings from the Furniture Bank!

Returning citizens face steep barriers in finding housing after incarceration. If they are able to get housing, it can be a real struggle to fill it with even minimum furnishings.

With your donation, you'll be helping returning citizens make their residence feel like a real home.


 

The Brown Couch with Vanita Nevis

Sit down with Vanita Nevis - Program Coordinator, ARCH - as she welcomes industry professionals, returning citizens, and long-time friends to her home for a conversation on reentry.

Her first guest is Weslee Pullen. Weslee has a long history in reentry, and is extremely knowledgeable in his field. Additionally, he is certified as a Mental Health Provider, a Chemical Dependency Counselor, and as a Peer Support Specialist Supervisor.

We hope you all enjoy this episode of The Brown Couch and stay tuned for future guests!

   


Additional Local Reentry Events and Updates 

Bipartisan Bail Reform Bills Introduced in Ohio Statehouse!

From the Columbus Dispatch:

"A bipartisan group of Ohio lawmakers says those folks can sit in jail for days, weeks or even months while they wait on a trial. They lose jobs. They lose homes. They lose custody of their children. 

Sometimes they plead guilty to a lesser crime – even if they believe themselves to be innocent – just to get out, Sen. Rob McColley, R-Napoleon, said.

That's why McColley, Leland and 48 other state lawmakers have signed onto two companion bills in the Ohio House and Senate that would overhaul how courts use cash bail across the state."

  

All in Community UMC | Saturday Circles - Family Incarceration Impact

March 22 | 10am - 11:30am on Zoom

This restorative space is for community members who are living with a loved one’s incarceration or want to become a better ally to friends and loved one who are. This Saturday Circle offers you an understanding, safe, empathetic community. The goal of this Listening Circle is to create space for shared emotional connection about the impact of incarceration in families. We aim to support individuals and help communities that have been harmed by exploring the collective experience together.


 

All in Community UMC | Ministry Monday - Listening Circles & Restorative Practices

March 24 @ 7:00 PM-8:30 PM on Zoom

This session introduces participants to the art of Restorative Practices and the tool of Listening Circles. Restorative Practices are intentional, every day responses we can provide to reduce conflict, resolve broken relationships and create healthy communities where all members feel heard and included. Listening Circles are a practical restorative practice to explore emotional connection around difficult topics and are useful in surfacing fear, shame and stigma that keeps people on the outside of community.

    

 

Thanks!

Wendy Tarr
Director, Vincentian Ohio Action Network | ARCH Reentry

 

                
http://www.archreentry.com/


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