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Prison reentry

This 2017 photo shows a prison reentry board in Detroit. Welcoming a loved one home from prison can present emotional and practical hurdles for families, La Tanya Jenifor-Sublett writes.

Prison reentry

This 2017 photo shows a prison reentry board in Detroit. Welcoming a loved one home from prison can present emotional and practical hurdles for families, La Tanya Jenifor-Sublett writes.

Chicago launches collaborative reentry program

SPRING Forward brings community groups and city agencies together to fast-track housing and jobs for people released from jail and prison.

This 2017 photo shows a prison reentry board in Detroit. Welcoming a loved one home from prison can present emotional and practical hurdles for families, La Tanya Jenifor-Sublett writes.

   

Mayor Johnson lists reducing recidivism as part of his community safety plan. In that spirit, his office has launched a collaboration between the Department of Family and Support Services, Cara Collective and Lawndale Christian Legal Center to fast-track housing and employment services to people getting out of Cook County Jail and state prisons.

Reset learns more about this collaboration and how it works.

GUESTS: Brandie Knazze, commissioner, Chicago Department of Family and Support Services

Matthew McFarland, vice president of procedural justice and residential workforce development, Lawndale Christian Legal Center

Joel Pomerenk, chief financial officer, Cara Collective

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