Broad Street Ministry: Restorative Justice alongside Returning Citizens
Broad Street Ministry is a broad-minded Christian community that practices radical hospitality and works for a more just world through civic engagement. Broad Street Ministry is a first-stop for folks re-entering society after incarceration and in search of vital social services, workforce development, case management, and a supportive community. The aim of the programs offered is to reduce rates of recidivism (returning to prison) and work towards holistic transformation for both individuals and neighborhoods in the city of Philadelphia.
What New Initiative Will These Funds Help to Leverage?
Build a program for returning citizens that walks with individuals in the first full year out of prison. This program would connect returning citizens with job opportunities, foster intentional community, and ultimately reduce the risk of recidivism.