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WELCOME TO
R.I.H.D. INC.
Thoughts of a prisoner:   "Someday the gates will
open, and once more I'll be free. Have I a future awaiting me?  Will I be accepted by others, or forced to walk alone?”  --Luis Verduzco

 

Resource Information Help for the Disadvantaged (RIHD, Inc.) is an all-volunteer,  nonpartisan, statewide, membership organization "working to end the trend of Mass Incarceration" in Virginia.  We support "self-help" and prison-based rehabilitation programs proven to end road-blocks for returning citizens.



RIHD Youth Initiative:  Recipient of the 2011
"Lights on After-school" Proclamation(s) from Richmond City Mayor and Richmond City Council for our initiative preventing and deterring youth related crime. 
To learn more click on here





MONTHLY SUPPORT ADVOCACY MEETING

RIHD INC
MONTHLY - 3rd TUESDAY
6pm - 8pm

Wesley Memorial UMC
Fellowship Hall
1720 Mechanicsville Turnpike

Richmond, Virginia 23223

 

Telephone:  (804) 426-4426

eMAIL:  rihd23075@aol.com


Public Event - All invited - All welcome

 

   
The Mobile Justice Tour
To learn more click on here 
 
 
Heal the Family
Empower the Community Tour
July/August/September
 
With our partners, friends and allies, we are planning the 4th Mobile Justice Tour 
providing  justice-related awareness to end the trend of correcting injustices that remain uncorrected, ending mass incarceration in Virginia.  We will continue to provide on-site restoration of civil and voting rights application assistance provided. 
 
Want the Tour to visit your city, county or town?  All events are open to the public
 and Free!
Contact Brenda at: 
 Call/Text:  (804) 426-4426

 

 

 


 

HELP IS HERE!  BAN-THE-BOX LAWS!

DO YOU HAVE A FELONY RECORD?

UNABLE TO GET A JOB DUE TO FELONY CONVICTION?

 

 

What is Ban-the-Box?

Ban-the-Box in Virginia is legislation deferring "felony" conviction question/inquiries on the initial employment application until the interview/job offer (with restrictions to the employer) allowing for fairer employment application process and hiring.


LISTED BELOW PASSED BAN-THE-BOX INITIATIVES & LAWS

IN VIRGINIA

 

PRIVATE INDUSTRY IN VIRGINIA

 Target's Stores Corporation has become the 1st private company to apply ban-the-box Nationwide.

LOCAL MUNICIPALITIES (CITY, COUNTY, TOWN)

IN VIRGINIA

Newport News, Richmond, Norfolk

Petersburg, Portsmouth, Virginia Beach

Charlottesville,Fredericksburg and Roanoke

 

STATE LEVEL LEGISLATION IN VIRGINIA 
State Senate - SB250 (2014)
State House - Yet to Pass Law


JOIN THE MOVEMENT 

Email us at:  rihd23075@aol.com

Attend MJT Event

Contact your District House Delegate

Become a RIHD Member Today


A "BIG" Thank You to All Elected Officials and Target's for passing fair and commonsense laws!

Here's to Equal Rights and Equal Opportunity!




 HELP 4 PRISONER/FAMILY

In an effort to keep families connected, RIHD provides not for profit transportation service to faraway Virginia prisons (Keen Mtn., Red Onion, River North and Wallens Ridge) at reasonable rates.Interested persons, click here for additional information, rates and online pay-pal payments.






"Without a vote, a voice, I am a ghost inhabiting a citizen's space" -- Joe Loya, the disenfranchised 

 

 

 

350,000 Disenfranchised Virginians

Restore My Voting & Civil Rights

 


  KUDOS TO GOVERNOR TERRY McAULIFFE



PRISON PHONE JUSTICE


Lower the Cost of Prison Phones Rates

Support the  National Campaign



 RIHD, Supports the Prison Phone Justice Campaign

 http://www.mag-net.org/blog/mel-motel-%E2%80%9Cstrong-families-safe-communities%E2%80%9D-sends-clear-message-phone-justice

 








50th Anniversary MLK, Jr. March on Washington & NAACP-Richmond
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  "Our Lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter."--Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


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J.P.I. REPORTS

RIHD and PAFERJ:
Justice PolicyInstitute Report, April, 2014

"Billion Dollar Divide:  Virginia's Sentencing, Corrections and Criminal Justice Challenge"

http://www.justicepolicy.org/research/7324




      Support RIHD by Clicking above GoodSearch to Learn More!  Won't cost you a penny!



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