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Jul 7, 2014 As director of public housing supportive services at HUD, Ron Ashford is an expert on a wide range of issues related to the reintegration of formerly incarcerated people back into society. Mr. Ashford discusses with Vera’s Family Justice Program efforts by HUD to disseminate research on recidivism and to highlight initiatives by a growing number of local public housing authorities around the country that are opening their doors to individuals with criminal...

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Jul 2, 2014 The Unlocking Potential: Perspectives on Education in Prison blog series—as part of Vera’s Pathways from Prison to Postsecondary Education Project—explores postsecondary education in prison and its benefits—during and after incarceration—through the unique experiences and insight of former students, educators, nonprofit heads, corrections officials, reentry specialists, and more. Glenn E. Martin is a national leader and criminal justice reform advocate...

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Jul 2, 2014 In February, President Obama launched My Brother’s Keeper, an initiative “to address persistent opportunity gaps faced by boys and young men of color and ensure that all young people can reach their full potential,” and established an interagency task force to work on it. Last month, the task force released a 90-day progress report to the President including an initial set of recommendations. Many of these recommendations align with work Vera and its...

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Jul 1, 2014 In February, President Obama launched My Brother’s Keeper, an initiative “to address persistent opportunity gaps faced by boys and young men of color and ensure that all young people can reach their full potential,” and established an interagency task force to work on it. Last month, the task force released a 90-day progress report to the President including an initial set of recommendations. Many of these recommendations align with work Vera and its...
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Jun 27, 2014 In February, President Obama launched My Brother’s Keeper, an initiative “to address persistent opportunity gaps faced by boys and young men of color and ensure that all young people can reach their full potential,” and established an interagency task force to work on it. Last month, the task force released a 90-day progress report to the President including an initial set of recommendations. Many of these recommendations align with work Vera and its...

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Jun 26, 2014 In February, President Obama launched My Brother’s Keeper, an initiative “to address persistent opportunity gaps faced by boys and young men of color and ensure that all young people can reach their full potential,” and established an interagency task force to work on it. Last month, the task force released a 90-day progress report to the President including an initial set of recommendations. Many of these recommendations align with work Vera and its...

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Jun 24, 2014 In response to an explosion in overdose deaths due to opioids, such as heroin or prescription opioids such as hydrocodone and oxycodone, and in recognition of the immediate, life-saving role police officers can play when a person is at risk of overdosing, NYPD officers have begun carrying naloxone, a medication that reverses the effect of the overdose, saving the person’s life. More than 19,000 patrol officers will be equipped with a nasal spray form of...

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