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Program Launched to Help Former Prisoners Land Jobs, and to Resolve "Check the Box" Dilemma

Activist, Former Journalist Named as Project Manager
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July 6, 2016 /3BL Media/ -- With a prison population of 2.3 million in the U.S. and nearly 700,000 people being released annually from the nation’s prisons, there is a dire need for programs that help former prisoners reintegrate into society and establish productive lives. Finding employment is a crucial step in the re-entry process, and that’s where WhenPeopleWork.com comes in.

Forum Looks at Criminal Justice Reform and Role of Faith Communities

Restorative justice seen as promising approach
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A new series of community events was launched in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., on March 12 with an open forum titled “Criminal Justice Reform: Motivating and Mobilizing the Faith Community for Restorative Justice.” The event, held at the city’s Bethesda Episcopal Church, inaugurated a line-up of programs designed to raise awareness about issues of justice and healing.

Restorative Justice Frames Discussions in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

As area schools explore best practices, community forum looks at nation’s criminal justice system
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The principles of Restorative Justice are a hot topic of conversation in and around Saratoga Springs, N.Y., in large part because of the outreach of the Skidmore College Project on Restorative Justice. Among its many local programs, the Skidmore project has helped to form a restorative justice strategy team of area schools. And to look at the bigger picture, the project, through its In Our Name Initiative, is holding a March 12 community forum on criminal justice reform in New York State and the nation.

In Our Name Initiative Stimulates Grassroots Discussion of Criminal Justice Reform

Local forum probes role of faith communities in reform and restorative justice.
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SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY., February 16, 2016 /3BL Media/ The in Our Name Initiative of the Skidmore College Project on Restorative Justice will present a community forum titled “Criminal Justice Reform: Motivating and Mobilizing the Faith Community for Restorative Justice” on Saturday, March 12, 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Bethesda Episcopal Church in Saratoga Springs, 26 Washington Street. The event is free and open to the public.

First-GIG Moves Operations to Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

Company specializes in employment for recent college grads and veterans
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January 19, 2016 /3BL Media/ - First-GIG, LLC, today announced the relocation of its headquarters from Madison, Wis., to Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

First-GIG operates two career-placement services—1stGig.com, which focuses on jobs for college graduates, and VetsBridge.com, which specializes in the employment of returning veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces. First-GIG has developed proprietary algorithms for both programs that make it easier and faster for potential employees and employers to find each other. The service is available to students and veterans at no charge.

Restorative Justice Project Launched at Skidmore College

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SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y., August 28, 2015 /3BL Media/ - As the restorative justice movement gains traction on a national level, Skidmore College has launched a program designed to advance the movement’s principles and implementation.

The Skidmore College Project on Restorative Justice will conduct research, teaching, and training in restorative justice and offer technical assistance for related initiatives in schools, colleges, communities, and the criminal justice system.

SOCIAL SEAM Web-Donation Platform Receives Seed Capital from First Fairfield Associates to Fund Expansion

First Fairfield foresees positive social impact of start-up’s online donation model
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Saratoga Springs, NY, August 5, 2015 /3BL Media/ – First Fairfield Associates (firstfairfield.com), a consulting and venture capital firm providing seed capital to start-ups with a significant social impact, has invested in Social Seam (socialseam.org), providers of an online donation platform where donors are rewarded, non-profits are supported, and businesses gain customers.

A Prelude Event to Skidmore’s April 1st Presentation with Bryan Stevenson

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SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY, March 12, 2015 /3BL Media/ - In Our Name and Skidmore College will be cosponsoring an event on April 1st featuring Bryan Stevenson, the Founder of the Equal Justice Initiative and a Professor of Clinical Law at NYU School of Law. The event, “Mercy, Redemption, and Restorative Justice for the Condemned” is at 7 PM at Gannett on Skidmore’s campus.

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