Criminal Justice Bloc

Mission
The Criminal Justice Bloc at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Policy and Practice seeks to facilitate students’ exploration of various criminal justice issues.  CJB also supports students in working with clients affected by the criminal justice system.

Vision
The Criminal Justice Bloc encourages a discourse among groups and disciplines both on and off Penn’s campus that do not traditionally interact, creating a platform for innovative responses to criminal justice issues in Philadelphia.  CJB also aims to inspire social justice advocacy amongst individuals affected by the criminal justice system.  Through regular meetings and events, CJB increases awareness and promotes action around the numerous intersecting issues that relate to the criminal justice system.

WIRES

WIRES is the Walk In Reentry Services Clinic run by SP2 volunteers through the Criminal Justice Bloc (CJB).WIRES offers brief case management on a walk-in basis for individuals who have experienced incarceration. Support services include referrals to services, strategic planning for short and long term goal attainment, and resume review. The clinic seeks to enable SP2 student involvement in the criminal justice service community, providing students with experience or interest in criminal justice to apply their skills, and further develop their expertise. WIRES is held every Tuesday evening from 5:30-7:30 at the People’s Paper Co-Op 2558 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA. 19133. For more information email cjb.upenn@gmail.com. SP2 students interested in signing up to staff the clinic can do so here.

Contact

Contact: cjb.upenn@gmail.com

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2017 Officers

Director
Molly Pickard, MSW’19

Treasurer
Alicia Doorey, MSW’19

Secretary
Willa Beckman, MSW’19

WIRES Coordinator
Carley Tarantino, MSW’19

WIRES Coordinator
Mae Noonan, MSW’19

Youth Advocacy Project (YAP) Liaison
Raquel Chavez, MSW ’19

Staff Advisor
Nancy Franke, MSW
franken@sp2.upenn.edu

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