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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
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PUBLIC - ALL INVITED - ALL WELCOME
 
SATURDAY - JANUARY 10th, 2015
3;15pm to 4:45pm
 
With our partners, friends and allies, on -going tour providing  justice-related awareness to end the trend of mass incarceration and correcting injustices that remain uncorrected in Virginia.
On-site restoration of civil and voting rights application assistance provided. 

 

FELLOWSHIP HALL
Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church
1720 Mechanicsville Turnpike
Richmond, Virginia 23223

To learn more click on here

Please Share Updates with others, especially
prisoners and their families.
Lillie Branch-Kennedy


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 

 

 

 

350,000 Disenfranchised Virginians

Restore My Voting & Civil Rights

 


 Community leaders have kicked off a “Mobile Justice Tour” to increase awareness on voting rights restoration and prisoner re-entry in the state.


  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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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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