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Reentry Project

The Reentry Project was a year-long partnership among 13 local newsrooms to report on the challenges of—and solutions to—prisoner reentry in Philadelphia. The Reentry Project was an initiative of the Solutions Journalism Network, which trains journalists to rigorously report on responses to social problems. The journalism brought a topic that had long been marginalized in Philadelphia to, quite literally, the front pages. Reentry Project reporting spurred multiple policy changes locally and statewide in Pennsylvania, and won the Associated Press Media Editors’ Community Engagement award. The participating newsrooms decided to continue working together in 2018, launching Broke in Philly and laying the foundation for Resolve’s founding later that year.