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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 "fighting to end the trend of Mass Incarceration" in Virginia.  We support "self-help" and proven prison-based rehabilitation programs 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 (mass incarceration versus successful reentry) and on-site 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.  




RIHD & PAFERJ 

SUPPORT- ADVOCACY MEETING



The "Mobile Justice Tour" Comes to Richmond
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 18
6pm - 8pm

Wesley Memorial UMC

1720 Mechanicsville Turnpike

Richmond, Virginia 23223

 

Telephone:  (804) 426-4426

eMAIL:  rihd23075@aol.com

 


   
The Mobile Justice Tour
"Fighting to end the trend of Mass Incarceration"
 and Advocating Successful Reentry --In Virginia

The MJT Team looks forward to seeing you when we visit your area.   Listed below is MJT revised schedule.  For additional information and weekly updates visit us at:  www.rihd.org  or contact Brenda at (804) 426-4426, 

Revised Schedule as of:  10/21/2014

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OCTOBER:  

Saturday, October 25, 2014  

3:30pm SHARP  

Knights Inn  312 West Stuart Drive  

Galax, VA 24333  

  

Tuesday, October 28, 2014  

5pm to 8pm  

Main Library 

4207 Victory Boulevard 

Hampton, VA 23669 

 

 

 

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  

 

 

Saturday, December 17  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

 

 
All MJT events are Free and Public
Bring a Friend and be the Voice for your Community!

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

BTB
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BAN-THE-BOX IN VIRGINIA


A "BIG" Thank You to Virginia City Council-persons, local municipalities and ALL Virginia Advocates whom

help pass "Ban-the-Box" -- The Fight for Equal Rights Continues!


WHAT IS BAN-THE-BOX IN VIRGINIA?

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.


SUCCESSFUL BAN-THE-BOX LEGISLATION

Local Government Municipalities Include:

Newport News, Richmond, Norfolk

Petersburg, Portsmouth, Virginia Beach

Charlottesville,  Fredericksburg and Roanoke


State level Legislation:  

State Senate - SB250 (2014) 


Ban-the-Box not passed in your city, county or town?  Want to see it passed?  Want to see state-level/state-wide legislation passed?  Consider a "Community Effort" - Invite the Mobile Justice Tour to come to your area for an awareness/support Meeting.


For additional information call:  

804.426.4426 or

email:  rihd23075@aol.com

 



 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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