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Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) – The partnership provides a safety net to the community to help prevent recidivism and ensure public safety.
www.mpdc.dc.gov
 

The Federal Bureau of Prisons – participate in BOP Mock Job Fairs and offer mentoring services to inmates at correctional facilities as part of pre-release planning.  There are more than 6,000 District of Columbia inmates in BOP correctional facilities.

www.bop.gov 


Alliance
of Concerned Men - promotes independence and personal survival skills for youth who come from dysfunctional homes and involved in gang activity who are in desperate need of learning how to bridge the gap between survival on the streets and existing on marginal lifestyles.  Provides guidance interventions to building positive life skills through its one-on-one counseling, programs, group sessions, and community outreach.

www.allianceofconcernedmen.org


Department of Human Services -
Sets policy and provides social services for rehabilitation and self-sufficiency for DC residents including childhood development, youth services, public assistance, disability, and rehabilitation programs.
www.dhs.dc.gov

 

  • DHS District of Columbia Fatherhood Initiative
  • DHS Community-Based Partnership Initiative
  • DHS Faith-based Advisory Council

Guardians of the Children’s Rights Council – provides classes in Anger Management; Domestic Violence Counseling; CDL Training; Access and Visitation Accommodations; Supervised Non-Custodial Visits; parental mediation between parents who cannot communicate with each other; supervise parent/child(ren) visits when drugs, alcohol abuse or parental kidnapping are possible factors. Facilitate neutral drop-off and pick up of children in the presence of a Visitation Monitor when there is an order of protection established by the courts with the exception of exchanging the children between parents for visits.


Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency (CSOSA)
- Memorandum of Understanding, RAPP and CSOSA working together to provide transitional services to individuals on parole.  RAPP is part of the Cluster A CSOSA/Faith-Based Reentry Initiative, and the Executive Director is a board member of the CSOSA/Faith-Based Advisory Council.  Ongoing staffing meetings are held to assign newly released ex-offenders to be mentored.
www.csosa.gov


Department of Employment Services (DOES)
– Memorandum of Agreement, in partnership to help returning individuals to become gainfully employed and take advantage of job readiness opportunities.  Working with DOES One Stop centers as a resource for finding employment for mentees and other RAPP clients.

www.does.dc.gov


East of the River Clergy, Police, Community Partnership
- A 7-Point initiative to work with at-risk youth.  RAPP is also mentoring non-violent ex-offenders, between the ages of 18-34, through the Ready4Work Initiative from the Public/Private Venture, U.S. Department of Labor.

www.ercpcp.org


Department of Corrections
– Pre-release presentation of RAPP transitional services on-site at D.C. Jail.

www.doc.dc.gov


Hope Village, Inc.
-  Halfway House - a model halfway house located in the District of Columbia which provides housing to offenders released from the Federal Bureau of Prisons to the District of Columbia, and pre-release services to the offender population of the District of Columbia Department of Corrections.


Criminal Justice Coordinating Council -
serves as the forum for identifying issues and their solutions, proposing actions, and facilitating cooperation that will improve public safety and the related criminal and juvenile justice services for District of Columbia residents, visitors, victims, and offenders. The CJCC draws upon local and federal agencies and individuals to develop recommendations and strategies for accomplishing this mission, creative collaboration, community involvement, and effective resource utilization as guiding principles.

www.cjcc.dc.gov


Children’s Rights Council
– works to assure a child the frequent, meaningful and continuing contact with two parents and extended family the child would normally have during a marriage.  Primary mission to strengthen families through education, favoring family formation and family preservation.  David L. Levy, J.D., President and CEO.

www.childrens-rights.org


D.C. C.U.R.E
. – Partner, Citizens United for the Rehabilitation of Errants (C.U.R.E.) -- a membership organization of families of prisoners, former prisoners and other concerned citizens who work to reduce crime through criminal justice reform.

www.curenational.org


United States
Parole Commission - Collaborative efforts through community forums and transitional services.

www.usdoj.gov


The Greater Prince George’s Business Roundtable
– in addition to its re-entry arm, provides strategic initiatives and advocacy to effect change in the political, economic and community environments to help enrich the quality of life and well being of residents.

www.bizroundtable.org 


States Attorney’s Office, Prince George’s County (MD)- t
he primary function of the State’s Attorney’s Office is to lower crime by prosecuting persons charged with committing a crime in Prince George’s County.  Clearly, prosecution alone cannot solve the crime problem.  Therefore, RAPP is in partnership with the Office of the States Attorney and has consistently demonstrated its ability to successfully provide essential, diverse and personal services to offenders, juveniles, ex-offenders and their families including, mentoring, family mediation, peer mediation and counseling services.  The Office of the State’s Attorney has found in RAPP a one-stop, holistic referral resource, that begins with intervention prior to release and continues monitoring through to completion, as measured in the overall success of the client and their family.

www.co.pg.md.us


Celebrate Recovery - Facilitators: Joe and Delight Tarasuk
- hold sessions with inmates at the Montgomery County Correctional Facility bi-monthly.  Celebrate Recovery applies eight biblical principles to enhance spiritual growth creating freedom from addictive, compulsive and dysfunctional behaviors. This freedom creates peace, serenity, joy and most importantly, a stronger personal relationship with God and others.  It particularly deals with an individual’s habits, hang-ups, and hurts, and emphasizes personal responsibility.


County Executive Office, Prince George’s County (MD)
- As County Executive, responsibilities include enforcing the laws of Prince George's County; proposing the annual operating budget for the county; and overseeing more than 30 branches of county government. RAPP will similarly be working, as it always has, with multiple jurisdictions to address a regional, not just a local issue.  Innovative approaches are being used to deal with multi-jurisdictional issues. 


Children’s Defense Fund -
the mission of the Children's Defense Fund is to Leave No Child Behind® and to ensure every child a Healthy Start, a Head Start, a Fair Start, a Safe Start, and a Moral Start in life and successful passage to adulthood with the help of caring families and communities.

www.childrensdefense.org


Church Association for Community Services
– a network of churches working with organizations, local, federal and private, to provide services to help improve the quality of life for residents of the District of Columbia.   Rev Frank Tucker, President


Interfaith
Council – mission of the District of Columbia Mayor’s Interfaith Council is to be a liaison between the diverse faith community and the Mayor and the City.  The Council provides a prophetic voice for the needs of the residents and serves as an advocate for other concerns of the religious community.
 

R.O.O.T. - Reaching Out to Others Together, committed to advocacy, education, and intervention on behalf of individuals and families who have been victimized by homicides, to bring visibility, and focus community and organizational resources on these homicides on behalf of families, while addressing the root causes of the systemic apathy that fosters a culture of violence in communities today.  Kenneth Barnes, President and CEO

www.rootinc.org
 

Rainbow PUSH 1000 Churches Connected – a multiracial, multi-issue, international membership organization founded by Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. Working to move the nation and the world toward social, racial and economic justice.  Uniting people of diverse ethnic, religious, economic and political backgrounds.  The Mission of The One Thousand Churches Connected Program (an initiative of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition) is to connect religious organizations in the top 50 minority markets and inspire them to teach financial stewardship.  National headquarters in Chicago and a bureau in Washington, D.C.

www.rainbowpush.org
 

R.I.G.H.T. (Residing in Group Housing Together, Inc.) – a consortium of six churches located in Southeast Washington, DC providing HIV and AIDS prevention education, intervention, and technical assistance to faith communities, support services and housing.

ABIGAIL – meeting women and children at their present stage in life and helping them to move to the next level through spiritual development; life skills; parenting skills; anti-violence forums; job readiness training; sexuality awareness; and other special needs.

 

Project Bridges – shares in a common mission and vision to glorify God through service to others, fostering community transformation through collaboration of churches, ministries, schools, other faith-based service groups.  The three components of the vision are: training; volunteers; funded programs.

 

Talbert, Jr. Foundation, The Joe Arthur – promotes organ and tissue donation awareness and grants scholarships to individuals desiring to pursue their educational goals.

 

T.A.M.E. (Talk About Medical Experiences) – advocates and helps to protect patient’s rights in the medical care delivery system and helps to empower individuals victimized by negative medical experiences.

www.tameinc.org
 

Council of Women Ministries - a missions-oriented program among a variety of groups working on behalf of women to bring justice, encouragement, and leadership opportunities with an outreach to meeting the social objectives of those in need.

 

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority - committed to being an integral part of the Washington metropolitan area by ensuring the best transit services, by promoting regional mobility and by contributing toward the social, economic and environmental well-being of the community.  The partnering component works together for the success of the organization and the beneficial growth of the region to see that transit plays an important role in contributing to the overall quality of life throughout the region, including Human Resources department that work with the offender and ex-offender populations in special training for employment opportunities.

www.wmata.org

 
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