Mission: Judicial process commission(jpc) provides support services to returning citizens. Jpc educates and advocates for changes to the justice system.
Programs: New journey: support services for 49 high and moderately high risk mothers, pregnant or with children age 12 and under, exiting the monroe correctional facility. Therapeutic support group pre and post release 2 times monthly. Mentors and mentees are matched based on availability of mentors and interest of participant. Home visits and one on one counseling is provided by licensed social workers to families and children. Wrap around supports such as bus passes, baby care items, used clothing/furniture, emergency food, security deposits/first month rent and emergency expenses are provided based on available resources
legal action project/women's legal action project: the following support services are variously provided to low income participants enrolled in lap or women's lap: fingerprinting and rap sheets, rap sheet summary and review, applications for a certification of rehabilitation, education about nys ex-offender employment rights and referral to lawny for advocacy. Referrals are made to other service providers such as education/training programs and job placement services. Limited wrap around expenses such as bus passes, birth certificates, vouchers to salvation army for used clothing/furniture and identification. Attendance is required at a minimum of 2 monday night workshops for enrollment in lap services. Some exceptions are made. Most women will be required to attend a women's workshop prior to enrollment. A total of 325 women and men were served.
faith community adult mentoring: each year mentors are recruited, trained and supported as they mentor. These trainings are offered each year in september, january mlk day and april. In 2017 48 mentor/mentee matches were made for women and men exiting the monroe correctional facility. A re-entry information and support group for men is offered 2 times per month at the monroe correctional facility.
jpc housing for the homeless: a total of 30 vouchers were provided to single women/men and families - some with children to live in safe, affordable and permanent apartments in the greater rochester area. This program provides services to women and men who were involved in the criminal justice system. They receive support services including monthly home visits, referrals to treatment services and other referrals. Some wrap around services such as bus passes, used clothing/furniture, emergency food, limited security deposits and funds for back rent were also provided. Jpc also provides supportive services, educates the public and advocates necessary changes to the criminal justice system.