Tell Ohio Legislators to Support Bail Reform

The justice system should be focused on both equity and protecting the community.
 
Senate Bill 182 and House Bill 315 on Bail Reform, two companion bills recently introduced in Ohio, are an important part of ensuring the justice system is focused on both.
 
The current cash bail system releases defendants based on their financial resources and not the risk they pose to the community. Basically, if you don't have enough money, you can't get out despite the risk level of offense.
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Episode Two | The Brown Couch with Vanita Nevis

Announcing Episode Two of 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.

This month's guest is Mujeddid Muhammad! Mujeddid is a Program Instructor at IMPACT Community Action, and a returning citizen.

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

 

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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!

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Announcing The Brown Couch with Vanita Nevis!

Announcing: 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!

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Announcing Reentry Week 2021!

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Announcing Reentry Week 2021! Central Ohio organizations, individuals, and agencies have come together to make Central Ohio’s Reentry Week 2021 (April 26th - 30th) as impactful and meaningful as possible. The event will host over a dozen events over the week spanning a range of topics:

Entrepreneurship, Work, & and Housing (Monday, April 26th)
Finding Our Way (Tuesday, April 27th)
Juvenile Justice (Wednesday, April 28th)
Faith, Family, and Relationships (Thursday, April 29th)
Policy & Practice (Friday, April 30th)

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Dana Davis, Business Network Manager Spotlight

ARCH is blessed with an incredible staff intent on doing incredible things. Find out more about Dana Davis, Business Network Manager for ARCH by watching the video below.

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March 19 Reentry Events and Developments

Are you a returning citizen who owns a business? Do you know someone who was incarcerated who is an entrepreneur? We want to boost their business for April's upcoming Reentry Week in partnership with Central Ohio's Restored Citizen's Collaborative. We will be highlighting businesses during reentry week on a number of social media platforms and in communications to reentry partners all over the region. This builds hope for others and increases revenue for you! 

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March 12 Reentry Events & Updates

We'd like to share some upcoming reentry events and developments with you!

Please look below to check out our spotlight on Dana Davis, ARCH Business Network Manager; Claiming Space - The Stories We Carry; A Conversation Between Girlfriends; and a save the date for upcoming Community Experience hosted by the Building Bridges Collaborative.

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February 22 Call for Volunteers

ARCH aims to assist local faith communities in becoming welcoming spaces that provide essential support services to returning citizens on their road to reintegration and healing.

We're looking for volunteers interested in making 5-10 calls a week from a predetermined list of congregations in order to reach more faith communities in Central Ohio and build a larger list of resources for returning citizens.

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Six Degrees of Freedom Announcement

Last year amidst the chaos of the COVID 19 pandemic, Dana Davis - ARCH Business Network Manager, was hard at work finding ways to help returning citizens find employment that is both fulfilling and provides a living wage.

At the same time, Matthew DuPriest, owner and founder of Acuity Metrology & Consulting, was looking for a way to give back to vulnerable populations.

Together, this is what they came up with.

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