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.
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MONTHLY SUPPORT ADVOCACY MEETING
MONTHLY - 3rd TUESDAY
6pm - 8pm
Wesley Memorial UMC
1720 Mechanicsville Turnpike
Richmond, Virginia 23223
Telephone: (804) 426-4426
Public Event - All invited - All welcome
The Mobile Justice Tour
Heal the Family
Empower the Community Tour
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
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
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)
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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!