2010 - Tara Timberman, Assistant Professor of English establishes the Reentry Support Project (RSP) at Community College of Philadelphia. RSP begins offering campus students with criminal records resource referrals.

2010 - RSP awarded a College Foundation Grant to coordinate Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program classes in the Philadelphia Prison System (PPS).

2011 - RSP establishes the REACH College Program in PPS. Also secures funding through a Department of Education Predominately Black Institutions grant.

2012 - RSP subcontracts with Impact Services to coordinate non-credit workforce training programs funded by a Department of Labor Re-integration of Ex-offenders (ReXO) grant.

2013 - RSP awarded a Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency Byrne Justice Assistance grant  to expand its REACH College Program in the PPS and to create a Main Campus version of REACH.   

2015 - RSP is acknowledged by President Obama during his NAACP National Convention Speech on criminal justice reform in Philadelphia, PA.

2016 - RSP partners with University of Pennsylvania's Center for Carceral Communities to offer REACH students psycho-social and mental health supports on campus.

2016 - RSP awarded a College Innovation Award to support REACH and to develop additional student services and initiatives.

2017 - RSP awarded a Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency Byrne Justice Assistance grant to establish a workforce-oriented campus program and a college awareness and preparation program in the Philadelphia Prison System. 

The REENTRY SUPPORT PROJECT

of Community College of Philadelphia's Fox Rothschild Center for Law and Society

VISION

Every Philadelphia resident with a criminal record who enrolls in post-secondary education will have access to programs, services, and resources that can contribute to their personal, academic, and professional success.

REENTRY SUPPORT PROJECT COMMUNITY PARTNERS

MISSION

To foster higher education achievement among adults with criminal records while supporting public safety, enhancing community health, and reducing recidivism in the City of Philadelphia.‚Äč

Student Programs

The Reentry Support Project's academic and workforce-oriented programs provide students with criminal records with extensive services and resources while they are enrolled in credit and/or non-credit College classes.  

REENTRY SUPPORT PROJECT History