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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 "fighting 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 Mobile Justice Tour:  With our partners, friends and allies, we tour Virginia, an on-going initiative, providing  on-going justice-related awareness to end the trend of mass incarceration and correcting injustices that remain uncorrected in Virginia.  The Tour provides on-site restoration of civil and voting rights application assistance.

To learn more click on here


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 ANNUAL HOLIDAY GATHERING
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
6pm - 8pm

Wesley Memorial UMC

Fellowship Hall

1720 Mechanicsville Turnpike

Richmond, Virginia 23223

 

Telephone:  (804) 426-4426

eMAIL:  rihd23075@aol.com


Bring your favorite dish (optional)

 


   
The Mobile Justice Tour
The MJT Coalition looks forward to visiting with you, your family, friends and the surrounding community to fight as "ONE" for reducing crime, reducing recidivism, an end to the trend of Mass Incarceration.  
All events are FREE, Public and Welcome by ALL

For additional information and weekly updates visit us at:  www.rihd.org  or contact Brenda at (804) 426-4426, email:  brendajRIHD@gmail.com


REVISED SCHEDULE
AS OF 11/20/2014
Please Share Updates with others, especially
prisoners and their families.

 NOVEMBER 

Thursday, November 13 2014 

3pm to 6pm 

Williamson Road Library 

3837 Williamson Road, NW 

Roanoke, VA 24012 

 

Saturday, November 15  2014 

SPECIAL EVENT'POP-UP'

9am: Restoration of Rights Application Assistance 

12Noon: Community Information Meeting (MJT)

Allusions Barber-Beauty Studio

33 W. Washington Street

Petersburg, VA 23803

 

Tuesday November 18 2014 

6pm to 8pm  

Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church 

1720 Mechanicsville Turnpike 

Richmond, VA 23223 

 

Thursday, November 20, 2014 

2pm to 4pm 

Ellen Coolridge Burke Library 

4701 Seminary Road 

Alexandria, VA 22304 

 

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 

3pm to 6pm 

Main Street Library 

174 South Main Street 

Harrisonburg, VA 22801 

 

 

DECEMBER:  

Tuesday, December 2, 2014  

2:30pm to 5pm  

Meyera E. Oberndoft Central Library  

4100 Virginia Beach Boulevard  

Virginia Beach, VA 23452  

  

Thursday, December 4, 2014  

Crewe Town Library  

5pm to 8pm  

400 Tyler Street  

Crewe, VA 23930  

  

Thursday, December 11, 2014  

5;30pm – 7pm  

Rappahannock Library  

1201 Caroline Street  

Fredericksburg, VA  

 

 

Thursday, December 18  2014

6pm to 8pm

Petersburg Public Library (New)

201 West Washington Street

Petersburg, VA 23803

 

 
Lillie Branch-Kennedy
Founder/Executive Director
eMAIL:  lillie@rihd.org
RIHD - PO Box 55 - Highland Springs - Va  23075
 

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DO YOU HAVE A FELONY RECORD?

UNABLE TO GET A JOB DUE TO FELONY CONVICTION?

HELP IS HERE!  BAN-THE-BOX LAWS!


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!




 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



400,000 Plus Lifetime

Disenfranchised Virginians 

Restore My Rights



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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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




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