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By: Iqbal Wahhab OBE FRSA
Growing up in south London in the sixties as a young child, I would often hear my parents use the term "first class fir...
At Project Return we remind our clients that their lives are no longer on pause.
If we were to devise the one mechanism that would most surely defeat an ex-offender's quest for a crime-free, productive life after prison, would it not be to bar his efforts to gain employment?
We know that stable employment is an important predictor of reentry success and the best way to reduce recidivism. Yet people are being released every day with almost no chance of making it.
If America is the land of opportunity, then people -- all people -- must be given a second chance to pursue their dreams after they have served their sentence.
The screening methods used to qualify babysitters for a state-run childcare subsidy program in Illinois were so inadequate that in several instances c...
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