Advocates from "Families For Justice As Healing, New Beginnings Reentry Services and Justice 4 Housing, greet men who's bail post by the Mass Bail Fund to provide COVID-19 personal protection equipment
"We want to provide "wrap around services for the most vulnerable population." Their aligned goal is to stope the cycle of recidivism and end incarceration of women.
We believe decarceration is the only skillful response to COVID-19 in congregate living situations like prisons and jails.
Justice 4 Housing a proud member of the People Not Prison's Coalition, We support our community partner organization, Families For Justice As Healing and their successful decarceration efforts to introduce H.4652, an act to decarcerate amid COVID-19.
Our team recognized that incarcerated people would need more than policy advocacy to protect them from COVID-19. Therefore, adhering to CDC Guidelines, we protect our incarcerated incarcerated community, released on bail posted by the Massachusetts Bail Fund. Justice 4 Housing's volunteers are onsite, to ensure men and women released protected from contracting COVID-19.
Our efforts distribute, PPE, sanitizer, clothing and emergency housing resources. We assure our constituents have a safe place to reside during the pandemic.
Through our partnership with New Beginnings Reentry Services, Justice 4 Housing's emergency housing COVID response. J4H provides housing placement for men and women being released early from prisons and jails, due to the COVID-19 crisis.
During an interview with the NY Times, the Executive Director of Justice 4 Housing, Leslie Credle, voiced her concerns, that the Department of Corrections decision to vaccinate the prison population will end efforts to depopulate Massachusetts prisons and jails.
Justice 4 Housing partners with Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard University for the COVID-19 INSIDE study. Serving on the advisory committee and as an outreach partner, the survey consisted of COVID-19 testing data from incarcerated men in women throughout prisons across the country. Learn more about the study.