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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 with  incarcerated, formerly incarcerated, persons with a felony conviction and their families on self help and prison based programs proven to end roadblocks for returning citizens.


RIHD  Mobile Justice Tour:  With our partnering friends and allies, we tour Virginia, providing  on-going justice-related awareness (mass incarceration versus successful reentry) and on-site assistance.


In, October 11, 2011 RIHD Youth received the "Lights on After-school" Proclamations from Richmond City Mayor and Richmond City Council for our initiative to prevent and deter youth related crime. Learn More  click here .

 

Support our community safety agenda.  RIHD is dependent solely upon volunteers, member dues and donations from individuals like yourself.  To learn more about supporting us and online donations.  All U.S. donations $25 or more are tax deductible per IRS rules and regulations.  Click here





SUPPORT - ADVOCACY - PUBLIC MEETING

 3rd Tuesday -  7pm to 9pm


TUESDAY JULY 15, 2014

FELLOWSHIP HALL

Wesley Memorial UMC

1720 Mechanicsville Turnpike

 Richmond, Virginia 23223


All invited - All welcome
Bring a Friend or 2 - Be the voice for your community!

 

**5pm to 6:30pm

Restoration of rights assistance by appointment


(804) 426-4426

eMAIL:  rihd23075@aol.com

 


   

"Successful Reentry"

The Here’s How

Mobile Justice Tour

 Key Issues:

Sentencing reform to end mass incarceration in Virginia, parole, Extended family visitation, Automatic restoration of civil/voting rights  and fairer employment, housing application process for persons with a felony conviction.

Sign Up Today at Below Link:

 


BTB
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A "BIG" Thank You to Virginia City Council-persons, local municipalities and ALL Virginia advocates whom  help passed Ban-the-Box thus far!  The Fight continues!

 

Ban-the-Box in Virginia

Deferring "felony" conviction questions on employment application until interview/job offer allowing for fairer employment application process.

 

"Ban the Box" Successes

Local Municipalities Government

Richmond, Newport News, Hampton, Norfolk

Petersburg, Portsmouth & Virginia Beach,

Charlottesville and Fredericksburg

 

"Ban-the-Box" Want to see it passed in your city, county or town? Want to see state-level ban-the box?   Consider co-hosting a Mobile Justice Tour (town hall) awareness and support meeting.

For additional information call:

804.426.4426 or

email:  rihd23075@aol.com

 

 



 In an effort to keep families connected, RIHD provides transportation service to faraway Virginia prisons (Pocahontas, Keen Mtn., Red Onion, River North and Wallens Ridge) at reasonable and nonprofit rates. 

Interested persons, click here for additional information and rates.









"Without a vote, a voice,

I am a ghost inhabiting a citizen's space."

-- Joe Loya, the disenfranchised



400,000 Plus Lifetime

Disenfranchised Virginians  Restore My Rights




Lower the Cost of Prison Phones Rates

Support the  National Campaign


www.phonejustice.org

August 8, 2013

WE, YOU DID IT!

After more than a decade of your calls, letters, videos, songs, and actions finally paid off. Our call for justice has been answered.  

 November 10, 2012
RIHD, Lillie (Ms. K) Testified in DC at the FCC

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

 



"Change for Change"
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Help keep us going, make a modest donation.
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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.







J.P.I. REPORTS

RIHD and PAFERJ:
Justice Policy Institute Report, April, 2014

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

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




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