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 partners, 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 RIHD/PAFERJ
Support Advocacy Meeting
3rd Tuesday - 7pm to 9pm
**5pm to 6:30pm
Restoration of rights assistance by appointment
TUESDAY AUGUST 19, 2014
Wesley Memorial UMC
1720 Mechanicsville Turnpike
Richmond, Virginia 23223
All invited - All welcome
Bring a Friend or 2 - Be the voice for your community!
The Here’s How
Mobile Justice Tour
Sentencing reform for a safer Virginia and an end mass incarceration, parole, Extended family visitation, Automatic restoration of civil/voting rights and fairer employment, housing application process for persons with a felony conviction.
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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.
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