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Iowa City Equity Report – 8 January 2015 Update

  The Iowa City City Council Information Packet from January 8, 2015 includes reports and guidelines relating to the 2013 Equity Report. [download] The relevant materials begin on page 4.  We’ve provided a Scribd version below for easy online reading and accessibility. This is the entire City Council Information Packet, and contains some unrelated materials toward the […]

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This mentoring program results in a 44% drop in violent crimes

“[We need to make sure that] our criminal justice system doesn’t just function as a pipeline from underfunded schools to overcrowded jails.” ~ Barack Obama Learn more here http://www.whitehouse.gov/my-brothers-keeper

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Department of Justice Features Sesame Street Resource Guide for Children With Incarcerated Parents in Jail or Prison

Summary. With over 2 million adults incarcerated in the United States, the impact on children and youth is substantial. Sesame Street recently released a toolkit of resources for helping those impacted by the incarceration of a parent or loved one. Resources. Below are links to some additional reading about this topic. “‘My Dad is in […]

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The Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation Youth Programs

Summary. This is an information reference page about The Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation. The following information was obtained from the organization’s website. [source] The Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation helps to build character and teach critical life lessons to disadvantaged young people residing in America’s most distressed communities through baseball and softball themed programs. Badges for Baseball – […]

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Community Corrections Improvement Association (CCIA)

CCIA’s Mission To support community based corrections with community involvement, acceptance, and financial resources to establish and embrace pro-active programs that break the cycle of dysfunction for the family. History and Impact Over the past fifteen years CCIA has become a local, state, and national leader and continues to redefine the critical issues and provide […]

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Children of Promise Youth Leadership Program (YLP)

The video below is about the Youth Leadership Program (YLP) which is a mentoring initiative offered by Children of Promise. Learn More. The information below is from the Children of Promise website. [source] The Youth Leadership Program (YLP) serves Johnson and Linn Counties and is a positive youth development initiative that serves at-risk middle and high school youth. The […]

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Children of Promise One-On-One Mentoring Program

The video below is about the One-On-One Mentoring Program which is a mentoring initiative offered by Children of Promise. Learn More. The information below is from the Children of Promise website. [source] “One-on-One Mentoring serves Johnson and Linn Counties and matches one youth with one caring, adult mentor. Youth are eligible for this program if they have a […]

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Children of Promise, Foster Grandparent Program

The video below is about the Foster Grandparent Program which is a mentoring initiative offered by Children of Promise. Learn More The following information is from the Children of Promise website. [source] The Foster Grandparent Program serves Johnson, Jones, and Linn Counties and provides intergenerational opportunities for mature adults to mentor children in schools, community […]

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Iowa City Police Department to Mentor At-Risk Kids Through Children of Promise Program

Children of Promise is joining forces with the Iowa City Police Department to mentor at-risk kids during the program’s Youth Leadership summer enrichment series. Beginning June 10, Children of Promise will gather at Trinity Episcopal Church in Iowa City to work with area youth on team-building, social, and leadership skills. Police officers will join staff […]

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Putnamville Prison Inmates Build and Maintain a Horse Rescue Farm in Collaboration with the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation

Putnamville Prison Inmates built and now and maintain a Horse Rescue Farm in collaboration with the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation. “They cut down the trees, they planed the boards, they built the barns, poured the concrete, seeded the pastures, built the fencing. They’ve done it all,” Barbara Holcomb, equine vocational instructor, says. Holcomb runs the farm, […]

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The Second Chance Act – Improving Outcomes for People Leaving Correctional Institutions

April 2013 marked the five-year anniversary of the Second Chance Act, the landmark legislation authorizing federal grants to support programs aimed at improving outcomes for people leaving prisons, jails, and juvenile facilities and reducing recidivism. The bill also funds research and evaluation projects and created the National Reentry Resource Center, a clearinghouse of information relating […]

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Big Brothers Big Sisters Has Measurable Positive Impact

[Source: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Johnson County] We’ve always known we were making a positive impact on children and empowering them to succeed. A nationwide study confirmed it for us. Each time Big Brothers Big Sisters pairs a child with a role model, we start something incredible: a one-to-one relationship built on trust and […]

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