Safer Foundation Documents
The 15th Annual CARRE Conference: New Perspectives In Criminal Justice Reform
What Job seekers and employers need to know about Illinois" Ban the Box law, which went into effect Jan 1 2015
The agenda of the 13th CARRE Policy Conference -Pushing the Boundaries to Reduce Recidivism.
What Job seekers and employers need to know about Illinois" Ban the Box ordinance, which went into effect Jan 1 2015
Safer's work at the Cook County Department of Corrections and Office of the Cook County Public Defender.
Illinois’ crime rate decreased by 14% in 2012, yet the incarceration rate increased by 8% making Illinois 3rd among the states with the largest incarceration rate increases. This trend indicates that crime rates are not driving Illinois’s growing prison population.
The agenda of the 12th CARRE Policy Conference-Successful Strategies to Reduce Recidivism
A presentation given by Diane Williams, president of Safer Foundation, on Capital Hill in Washington DC. The presentation includes considerations and public policy recommendations for government regarding maintaining, building, or strengthening the parent-child bond when the parent has been incarcerated.
Safer 2008 Recidivism Study Results. Safer's recidivism study is conducted independently by Loyola University in Chicago.
The 2010 Program Update (Fiscal Year 2009) is a print publication of Safer Foundation that features information and statistics about Safer's programs and outcomes. Please contact Safer if you would like a hard copy of the publication.
Safer Foundation President/CEO Diane Williams made this presentation to a delegation of corrections officials from the European Union.
This June, 2010 newsletter was produced by the residents of Safer Foundation's Crossroads ATC, Chicago, IL.
This February 2010 newsletter was produced by the residents of Safer Foundation's Crossroads ATC, Chicago, IL.
This issue features two stories about disproportionate minority confinement, a photo album of the Safer Golf Outing, and an article detailing Safer's involvement with the Chicago Loop Alliance's Art Loop 2010 exhibition.
This issue features fatherhood initiatives, Jay Borchert and Warren Phillips success stories, and a recap of Safer's involvement with the new Illinois law on Certificates.
This issue focuses on Safer's public policy efforts. A recap of the new Certificates legislation and the annual CARRE Policy Conference are included, as well as a Volunteer Spotlight and a story about a career fair at Sheridan Correctional Center.
This issue features Safer's employment programs. Articles and success stories focus on a highly skilled retention group, Safer's partnership with CSX Railroads, and a public policy update.
Pivotal Staffing, LLC, is a subsidiary of Safer Foundation that gives you the opportunity to make staffing choices without the liability assumed with direct hiring. Pivotal Staffing is the employer of record, so tax burdens and unemployment insurance fall on us, not your business.
Safer Foundation volunteer information brochure. Find out all the ways volunteers help Safer clients.
Quad Cities Employment Services Brochure
South Side Chicago Office insert from Employer Toolkit
This report from the Council of Advisors to Reduce Recidivism through Employment (CARRE) focuses on the issue of Certificates of Relief from Disabilities.
Safer's former Executive Director Bernie Curran was named as the recipient of United Way of Chicago's 2nd Executive of the Year in 1987. From the article -- Crime is one of the greatest fears of individuals and a major concern in Chicago as well as in other cities throughout the country. While much of the nation's attention is focused on assisting victims of crime and tackling gang activity, domestic violence and other criminal offenses, little thought is given to those who commit crimes, other than getting them off the street by locking them behind prison walls. What happens when those cell doors are unlocked, releasing offenders back into the community? They return to society no better prepared to deal with the problems that led them to prison in the first place. " People who commit crimes will continue to do so unless there is some type of course correction to help them change their lives. Prisons do not rehabilitate-people do," said Bernie Curran, executive director of Safer Foundation.
In this amazing document from Safer's archives, the Chicago Chief of Police, the Archbishop of Chicago, and many Chicago area business leaders discuss the importance of reentry programs. There's also a photograph of Chief Justice Warren Burger of the U.S. Supreme Court receiving the Spirit of Safer Award.
From Safer's archives, this document shows what the organization was like in 1982. Note how a lot of the "facts" presented in this document still apply today in some form or another.
Incredible photographs complement some interesting facts about Safer and its clients in this document from the early 1980s.
The 1979 annual report offers an interesting view of Safer's history. Page three documents the very early days of 1970 when what became Safer was called "Operation Dare."
This Safer Foundation marketing piece highlights some of the concerns in Chicago during the late 1980s.
Safer Foundation President/CEO Diane Williams made this presentation for the National Reentry Resource Center.
Safer Foundation President/CEO Diane Williams made this presentation to the National Institute of Justice in 2009.
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