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Developing Marketplace Solutions to Drive Social Change at Core of New Initiative
CHICAGO- June 1, 2016. Safer Foundation is pleased to announce that the Illinois General Assembly on Tuesday passed legislation that removes barriers to employment in seven occupations—barbering, cosmetology, esthetics, hair braiding, nail technology, roofing and funeral service—for people with criminal records.
Safer Foundation leads effort to expand employment opportunities for people with criminal records
Visit part of Thomas Perez’s State of the Union Tour
Sen. Durbin Provides Opening Remarks at Safer Foundation’s 14th Annual CARRE Conference: ‘Bending the Arc Toward Justice’ | October 1, 2015
CHICAGO—October 2, 2015. Safer Foundation is pleased to announce that Sen. Richard Durbin will address attendees at the 14th Annual CARRE Conference at approximately 10:45 a.m.
Cook County Clerk Dorothy Brown presents an expungement Summit June 6, 2015
CHICAGO—April 15, 2015. It’s National Volunteer Week, and Safer Foundation honors the hundreds of volunteers who donate their time, talents and expertise to the organization. Their commitment enables Safer to serve the nearly 9,000 clients who come through its doors annually.
Cook County Juvenile Justice System Leaders Pledge Support for Rehabilitation Over Incarceration | February 19, 2015
Safer Foundation CEO Victor Dickson releases statement on today’s announcement
Cook County Board President Preckwinkle a featured speaker at Safer Foundation Celebration
CEO Dickson a featured panelist at event
Longtime Board Member John Faulhaber Passes Away
Safer Foundation Awards 4 Grants up to $800K Under New Midwest Re-Entry and Employment Network | November 20, 2014
Nonprofits in Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Louis to prepare court-involved youth for meaningful employment
Safer Foundation’s Victor Dickson Brings Community-Based Perspective to Race, Inequality Roundtable at UIC | November 18, 2014
CEO on Great Cities panel with author, Chicago historian Andrew Diamond
CHICAGO—Nov. 10, 2014. Safer Foundation President and CEO Victor Dickson joins, Mayoral candidate Jesús “Chuy” Garcia, political consultant Don Rose and UIC Professor Pauline Lippman on a panel discussing race, class, and ethnicity in Chicago on Thursday, Nov. 13, at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC).
Funds donated will buy gift cards to local grocery stores
Safer Foundation Wins $1M DOJ Grant to Develop Mentoring Program for IDOC Detainees | September 30, 2014
The program, Accelerating Re-entry for Returning Citizens (ARRC), will include 250 adult males at Safer Foundation’s two Adult Transition Centers (ATCs).
Honored by ICCA during its 50th Anniversary Conference Sept. 14-17
Register now for "Pushing the Boundaries to Reduce Recidivism"
Safer Foundation Seeks Service Providers to Help Improve Outcomes for Court-Involved Youth
Safer Foundation Seeks Service Providers to Help Improve Outcomes for Court-Involved Youth | August 12, 2014
RFP process begins with announcement of employment network
"Face Forward 2" funds help train justice-involved youth for jobs; opens door to future
This year's event is scheduled for Tuesday, July 8 and will feature lunch, a driving range, cocktails, dinner, a silent auction, and raffle. Please RSVP by June 23.
Safer clients and their families are invited to join us Saturdays for the Strengthening Families Program orientation. Get the information and tools you need to strengthen your family to better connect, communicate, and support each other!
Register now for the 12th Annual CARRE Policy Conference this October.
Mark your calendar for Safer Foundation's 12th Annual CARRE Policy Conference this October!
The honorable Dorothy Brown, clerk of the circuit court of Cook County, presents an expungement summit on Saturday, June 8, 2013.
Mark your calendar for Safer Foundation's Annual Golf Outing. This year's event is scheduled for Tuesday, July 9.
Safer Foundation has joined tix4cause.com! tix4cause is an e-marketplace that gives our supporters an opportunity to make a difference for Safer Foundation every time they go out to a sports, entertainment, theater or music event!
Campaign to “Save Crossroads” is Successful!
Safer Foundation client making the most of her opportunities with the CTA
Senator Durbin, Congressman Davis, and State Senators Hunter and Raoul Recognized for Racial Justice Reforms During Inaugural IACJ Event
Diane Williams, President & CEO of Safer Foundation, Urges Staff, Clients, and Constituents to Take Action in the Fight to Save Crossroads.
Proposed Cuts in Services to Help Former Prisoners Transition to Communities Put Public Safety at Risk, Cost Taxpayers More | February 22, 2012
Advocates call for full funding of programs that help former prisoners get jobs, keep communities safe
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