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Staff Resources - Institute for Justice and Opportunity

Staff Resources

Upcoming events | brochures and one-pagers
event planning | information and news

Upcoming events

Pinkerton Symposium: Intersections of Healing Justice and Credible Messenger Mentoring  – April 19 from 12  to 5 p.m. at John Jay. Read more and register here.

Know Your Rights: Fair Chance Act Training with the Legal Aid Society – March 22 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at John Jay. Read more and register here.


Brochures and one-pagers

PRI Brochure – The PRI brochure is an unusual size and not intended for printing on our office printers. Feel free to email this as an attachment, but speak to Lila McDowell if you need hard copies.

Educational Initiatives One-Pager – Print the E.I. one-pager double-sided, in color, on standard 8.5″ x 11″ paper. The E.I. one-pager is in portrait orientation.

P2CP One-Pager – The P2CP one-pager is available here as a pdf that is current as of June 2016. Numbers should be checked before this item is printed and distributed; if updates are needed, the editable inDesign file is available in the EI folder of the shared drive. Export the .indd file to .pdf format and print the P2CP one-pager double-sided, in color, on standard 8.5″ x 11″ paper. The E.I. one-pager is in portrait orientation.

College Initiative One-Pager – This CI one-pager is appropriate for general audiences interested in an overview of the work of CI. The numbers in the chart are current as of October 2016 and are phrased so that they don’t have to be updated each time we want to use the document; should you wish to edit it, there is an editable Microsoft Publisher version of this file in the EI folder of the shared drive. (If you do choose to edit it make sure to save the file as a PDF, rather than a .pub, before printing.) The CI one-pager works both in color and in black-and-white and prints double-sided in portrait orientation on standard 8.5″ x 11″ paper.

Fellowship Initiatives One-Pager – Print the Fellowship Initiatives one-pager double-sided, in color, on standard 8.5″ x 11″ paper. The Fellowships one-pager is in portrait orientation.

College Initiative Roadmap – Print the College Initiative Roadmap in color, on standard 8.5″ x 11″ paper. The Roadmap is in landscape orientation and is one-sided.

Legal Representation for NYCHA Tenants Facing Termination Due to Arrest

Know Your Rights: New Anti-Discrimination Guidance Affecting People with Criminal Histories

event planning

Event Planning Checklist Form – This form can either be filled out electronically and emailed or printed and filled out by hand. Please return the completed form to Aimee Baker.

MBJ Catering Menu – The MBJ catering menu shows meal options for PRI-sponsored events where food and/or drinks will be served.

information and news

Access the RF CUNY Time and Leave Usage Guide.

Subscribe to receive daily, weekly, or occasional updates from The Marshall Project. Another wonderful resource from the Marshall Project is their new Bookshelf feature – check it out!

Subscribe to newsletters and announcements from the National Reentry Resource Center.

Sign up for complimentary CUNY-employee access to the New York Times digital edition.

Subscribe to receive weekly or occasional updates from investigative journalism newsroom ProPublica.


Food for thought archives

week of august 15th

Crime Survivors Speak: The First-Ever National Survey of Victims’ Views on Safety and Justice
A report by the Alliance for Safety and Justice

Racial Profiling in Hiring: A Critique of New “Ban the Box” Studies
Maurice Elmsellem and Beth Avery, National Employment Law Project

week of august 8th

Justice Department Investigation of the Baltimore Police Department
An advance copy of the report by the Justice Department obtained by The New York Times

The Absurd Things I Heard Through the Vent in My Prison Cell
Dylan Jeffrey, The Marshall Project

week of august 1st

ProPublica Responds to Company’s Critique of Machine Bias Story
Julia Angwin and Jeff Larson, ProPublica

Two Parties, Two Platforms on Criminal Justice
Maurice Chammah, The Marshall Project

week of july 25th

New York City Wants to Move 16- and 17-Year-Olds From Rikers Jail to Bronx Center
William Neuman, NY Times

Va. high court invalidates McAuliffe’s order restoring felon voting rights
Fenit Nirappil and Jenna Portnoy, The Washington Post

week of july 18th

Five Voices on Reforming the Front End of Justice
J. Scott Thompson, John Chisholm, Leah Garabedian, Barbara Broderick, and Sallie Clark, The Marshall Project

After decades behind bars, juvenile lifers are released – but to what?
Samantha Melamed, philly.com

week of july 11th

Obama sent these people home from prison early. Now what?
The Washington Post

Forty Years of Experience with the ‘New and Improved’ Death Penalty, 1976-2016
Frank R. Baumgartner, The American Prospect

week of july 5th

The Power of Pell Grants for Prisoners
Clint Smith, The New Yorker

The Color of Justice: Racial and Ethnic Disparity in State Prisons
The Sentencing Project

week of june 27th

12,000 inmates to receive Pell grants to take college classes
Danielle Douglas-Gabriel, The Washington Post

In Search of a Felon-Friendly Workplace
Mark Obbie, NY Times

week of June 20th

Ban the Other Box
Kate Weisburd, The Marshall Project

Home Free
Jennifer Gonnerman, The New Yorker

week of june 13th

The Bureaucracy of Mercy
Bill Keller, The Marshall Project

Learning Behind Bars
Melinda Anderson, The Atlantic

Week of June 6th

How to Help Former Inmates Thrive
Robert Rubin, NY Times

How a Police Detective Helps Inmates Prepare to Live on the Outside
Simone Weichselbaum, The Marshall Project

Week of may 30th

Unlocking Potential: Changing the way we think about prison and education
Former intern Monnero Guervil interviews Jeremy Travis for this Vera blog post.

How big of a difference does an all-white jury make? A leading expert explains.
Janell Ross, The Washington Post

Iowa Supreme Court says juveniles can’t be sentenced to life in prison without parole for murder
Mark Berman, The Washington Post

week of may 23rd

College Applications That Cross a Line
The NY Times Editorial Board

Have You Ever Been Arrested? Check Here
Tina Rosenberg, NY Times

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