PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Today, Temple University’s law school held a hiring and social services fair for people who had been formerly incarcerated.
Information on housing, transportation and employment was being collected by the men returning to society after being in jail or prison.
One organization called Impact Services has been assisting Darrell Briddell, of South Philadelphia, as he re-enters society.
“They helped me get my license, they helped me get a full time job, they help me get certifications,” Briddell tells KYW Newsradio. “So, for certain jobs I do apply for I have certain certifications. My forklift certification.”
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Philadelphia Eagles safety Rodney McLeod is a board member of Player Coalition, an organization made up of athletes, coaches and owners who are looking to improve social justice and racial equality.
“It’s a community here today, who are all lending a hand and has a hand in helping a lot of these formerly incarcerated men. And some of these families who are going through it right now — who have loved ones locked up — being in support of them,” McLeod explained. “Because we know, once one member is missing from the family it’s a financial bourdon.”