Susan Burton’s Book Tour: Juvenile Temporary Detention Center, Chicago

  Susan Burton’s Book Tour: Juvenile Temporary Detention Center, Chicago This blog posting is part of an ongoing series following our founder Susan Burton as she tours prisons, jails and re-entry programs across America with her book, “Becoming Ms. Burton.”  I recently returned from Chicago where I visited with the boys of the Juvenile Temporary

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    Susan Burton’s Book Tour: Denver County Jail

    Susan Burton’s Book Tour: Denver County Jail This blog posting is part of an ongoing series following our founder Susan Burton as she tours prisons, jails and re-entry programs across America with her book, “Becoming Ms. Burton.”  I spent my weekend visiting with over 200 women at Denver County Jail. The experience there was very

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      Susan Burton’s Book Tour: Taconic Correctional Facility, New York

      Susan Burton’s Book Tour: Taconic Correctional Facility, New York Susan Burton is touring prisons, jails and re-entry programs across America with her book, “Becoming Ms. Burton.” She will be posting her story on Facebook and at becomingmsburton.com and anewwayoflife.org  after each visit. Here is her first dispatch.   “I just returned to Los Angeles after

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        LaTonya’s Story

        LaTanya’s Story: After I came to A New Way of Life, at first, the hardest thing was to get my ID. After being incarcerated for 28 years, there was no record of me. It took two months, but they were finally able to confirm my identity through my son’s death certificate. The other hard thing

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          ANWOL Champion: Lily Gonzalez

          A New Way of Life’s Community Organizer, Lily Gonzalez, is a grad student, mom, JustUS Voices storyteller and blogger for La Comadre. She began working at A New Way of Life in April of 2017 and was featured in a recent LA Times article about fair chances. Be Sociable, Share!

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            Ban the Box: What You Need to Know

            I sat down today with our Community Organizer, Amber Rose Howard, to talk about “Ban the Box,” officially known as the Fair Chance Hiring Ordinance. As its name suggests, the Fair Chance Hiring Ordinance is a policy that sets in place a procedure for employers to follow that would guarantee more fairness in the hiring

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              Residents Presented with Gifts from Lincoln Memorial

              As the holidays approach, we’ve had the privilege of being honored so generously by a number of great organizations. Just yesterday, representatives from the Lincoln Memorial Congregational Church stopped by one of our homes on 91st street to present our residents with gifts. I spoke briefly with Jocelyn Williams, a member of the Church, and

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                ANWOL Champion: Pavithra Menon

                Pavithra Menon first became familiar with A New Way of Life by volunteering at our legal clinics as a UCLA Law student. She loved helping out and working directly with the clients, “As a law student, you don’t get many opportunities to do that.” Pavithra previously worked at a private law firm representing employees who

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