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August 17, 2018 / Kendra Allen, Editor

How to adgress the high rate of homelessness among returning citizens

CRIMINAL JUSTICE | A new report by the Prison Policy Initiative explores the rate of homelessness for returning citizens and how it can be addressed. (Citylab, 8/16)

“The results from our study illustrate the connection between criminalization and an issue that we rarely discuss, but one that has profound societal costs: homelessness,” said Lucius Couloute, the author of the report, via email. “When formerly incarcerated people are 10 times as likely as the general public to face homelessness … it suggests the ultimate public policy failure. It suggests that prisons in the United States aren’t helping people reintegrate.”

– Imprisoned as a Teen, a Local Man Ushers Others Down the Path Toward Freedom (Bethesda Beat, 8/15)

NONPROFITS | Here are a few tips on how nonprofits can build a following on LinkedIn. (Chronicle, 8/16)

Related: Make sure you check out Katy Moore’s recent blog on the different (free) tools you can use to design communications that make your organization stand out. (Daily, 7/31)

ENVIRONMENTThe Amount of Water Used in Fracking Has Increased Dramatically (Citylab, 8/16)

EDUCATION
– According to results from last year’s Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers exam, only one-third of DC students are college ready. (WAMU, 8/16)

– Montgomery Co. to name new school after Bayard Rustin, civil rights leader (WTOP, 8/17)


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