Finding Help in Difficult Times - Various services dealing with housing, food, and health issues available to Marylanders.
National Reentry Resource Center provides education, training, and technical assistance to states, local governments, and organizations working on prisoner reentry.
National Women's Prison Project, Inc. is a reentry program for women that begins at the pre-release level and continues through re-entry to the community.
Federal Bonding Program helps "at risk" and "non bondable" job seekers to secure employment.
The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) is a federal credit offering an incentive for employers to hire individuals from several different groups including high risk youths and ex-offenders.
Reentry Resources - Correction Libraries - A large collection of reentry resources from the Maryland People’s Law Library and the Maryland Correctional Education Libraries.
Navigating the Road to Reentry: a Community Approach – Maryland Resources Selection of useful reentry resources from the Annie Casey Foundation and Maryland Public Television.
2-1-1 Maryland First Call For Help The United Way of Central Maryland provides confidential information and referrals to health and human services in our area including emergency food and housing and eviction prevention.
Alternative Directions, Inc. a Baltimore-based statewide nonprofit organization established in 1979, helps men and women in prison and those leaving prison through a variety of programs.
At The Door provides supportive housing for HIV+ ex-offenders leaving the prison system.
Power Inside, Inc. works with women to anticipate and address their individual needs while they are incarcerated and continues to support them as they rebuild their lives after release.
STRIVE Baltimore Program assists individuals in gaining the tools they need in order to achieve higher wages and create self-sufficient families and communities.
Getting Started in Legal Research: A Guide for the Average Joe or Jill - Though the Enoch Pratt Free Library cannot provide legal advice, this guide can provide some guidance in doing legal research.
Legal Aid Bureau Inc. is a non-profit law firm that provides free legal services in civil cases to low-income persons statewide.
Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland - List of programs that provide free civil legal services if you cannot afford to hire a lawyer.
Maryland Department of Public Safety & Correctional Services: Criminal Record Repository - This is the agency individuals may contact to obtain a copy of their state rap sheet.
Guide to Changing Your Criminal Record - The Maryland People's Law Library offers several resources on a variety of issues related to criminal records from removing DNA samples from the Statewide Database to getting charges expunged.
The Homeless Persons Representation Project assists individuals with criminal records with expungement and EEOC complaints.
Looking for a Job? Start Here - Enoch Pratt Free Library guide for information on filing for unemployment, organizing your job search, resume writing, and much more.
Job and Career Information Center Located at the Enoch Pratt Free Library, the Center offers job search resources, free résumé reviews, free classes for job seekers, and knowledgeable assistance in-person, by phone and email.
Goodwill Industries International, Inc. offers pre-release services, basic skill development, employment readiness training, and job placement assistance for people with criminal backgrounds.
Hire Network (Helping Individuals with criminal records Reenter through Employment) is both a national clearinghouse for information and an advocate for policy change.
Learning Services Workforce Development and Adult - Information to help you find jobs, job fairs, training, and more.
Job Opportunities Task Force advocates for better job opportunities, skills, and incomes.
Contact us through our Ask A Librarian Service, call (410) 396-5430, or write:
Enoch Pratt Free Library
State Library Resource Center
400 Cathedral Street
Baltimore, MD 21201