vision 20/20 reintegration network
Following the mission of the Vision 20/20 Initiative, the Reintegration Network unites various community stakeholders to address the issue of community violence in Pasadena. The initiative started in 2007 as a response to then Councilmember Jacque Robinson's call-to-action and Anthony Massengale's violence prevention framework. We convene the Reintegration Network to meet the needs of formerly incarcerated individuals returning to our community using a collaborative approach. The multisector coalition includes the Pasadena Police Department and community-based, faith-based, philanthropic, business, civic and educational organizations. In 2017, we launched a new strategic plan to align and strengthen services across agencies.
The transition from incarceration back into the community involves overwhelming barriers to meeting the most basic human needs — housing, employment and health care. Without the ability to meet their basic necessities, previously incarcerated community members are highly likely to be reincarcerated. By providing a safety net of effective and comprehensive services, the Network seeks to lower the rate of recidivism. Using a dignified and compassionate approach, we seek to help community members meet their needs and leave the cycle of violence, repeating offenses, and poverty.
To learn more about Vision 20/20, contact Jaylene Moseley, Flintridge Center President.