RECENTLY INCARCERATED OR HAVE A CRIMINAL RECORD?
We’re here to help
REENTRY PARTNERS of MECKLENBURG COUNTY
RPM is a network of public, community and faith-based agencies working together to empower our community and provide resources to former offenders.
Every Arrest Comes With a Sentence, Guilty or Not
Decades of punitive criminal justice and drug policies have led to over-incarceration and failure to invest in community healthcare. The results of these failed policies have devastated lives, communities and perpetuated systemic inequities on a massive scale. Today, 1 in every 3 American adults has a criminal record and the disproportionate impact on low-income individuals of color is unmistakable. Tens of thousands of laws exist to block people with histories of conviction from accessing basic necessities, such as employment, housing and education, essentially sentencing people to a lifetime of poverty. Millions more Americans cannot access or afford the health care they need, and individuals with substance use disorder and mental illness are often criminalized instead of treated due to the lack of affordable, accessible treatment options and discriminatory insurance barriers.
As Many Americans Have Criminal Records as College Diplomas
A past criminal conviction of any sort reduces the likelihood of a job offer by 50 percent.
By age 23 nearly one in three Americans will have been arrested.
Our goal as an organization is to help formerly incarcerated citizens and those with criminal records find the resources to help them overcome the barriers they face when reentering society.
At RPM we have made it our mission to lend a helping hand to formerly incarcerated individuals and the families they love.
From education, to housing, to finding your interview outfit, our resources are here to guide you through obtaining employment.
Our support resources are made up of over 1oo businesses owners with a mission to help you get your life back on track.
Reentry Partners of Mecklenburg County holds a membership meeting each month. These meetings are focused on current events and capacity building opportunities, and often feature presentations by agency leaders and elected officials. These include a thorough discussion of the issues and challenges impacting our work.
General meetings are always free and open to the public.
Action Is Our Middle Name
Want to get involved? Join RPM in fighting discrimination, building health equity, and restoring opportunities for our former offenders and their families. Take action today by clicking the button below.
Our Partners & Sponsors
- Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services
- New Beginnings Treatment Center
- Common Wealth Charlotte
- Hope Haven
- The Center For Community Transitions
- Reentry Housing Alliance
- Cardinal Innovations Healthcare
- OMITT Trade School
- Mecklenburg Re-Entry Services
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