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DC Reentry Action Network (RAN)

About the RAN
The DC Reentry Action Network (RAN) is a coalition comprised of D.C.-based nonprofit organizations that provide direct services to returning citizens. 

Vision. RAN envisions the District of Columbia valuing the highest quality, client-centered reentry services rooted in best practices.

Mission.  The mission of RAN is to bring together a network of client-centered reentry services providers to exchange information, strengthen services, discuss and address issues of mutual concern, and be a collective voice in order to best meet the complex and varied needs of DC’s incarcerated persons and returning citizens based on mutual respect, collaboration, and progressive policy and program development.

Governance.  RAN is governed by a Leadership Council, which is comprised of five members elected every two years by RAN’s membership.

Goals.  
• Professional and educational development opportunities for reentry service providers
• Promote collaboration between reentry service providers in D.C.
• Identify gaps in services and work with government agencies to develop new services and policies
• Develop and promote minimum standards of care for all service provider agencies
• Promote respect for the profession of reentry services
• Promote respect for justice-involved individuals

Who is on the RAN? 
RAN is comprised of reentry providers in the District of Columbia, many of whom also provide other services (e.g, victim services).  All reentry grantees of the Office of Victims Services and Justice Grants are members of RAN; however, any reentry service provider is eligible to apply for membership to RAN. To apply for membership, interested parties should email Caroline Cragin at [email protected] or Casey Anderson at [email protected].

When are RAN Meetings? 
RAN meetings are generally held on the second Tuesday of every other month at 1 pm. Upcoming RAN meetings in 2019 are:  May 14, July 9, September 19, and November 13. All meetings will be held on the 11th floor of 441 4th St NW, from 1-2:30 pm unless noted otherwise.  The public is invited to RAN meetings for the first part of every meeting; however, the RAN meetings  close for members only after a certain point so membership can discuss internal matters. If you have any questions about RAN, contact any members of the Leadership Council (see below) or Michelle Garcia [email protected].

Current RAN Leadership Council

Chiquisha Robinson – [email protected]
Paula Thompson – [email protected]
Tammy Seltzer – [email protected]
Courtney Stewart – [email protected]
Alicia Horton –[email protected]
Caroline Cragin – [email protected]
Kevin Petty – [email protected]
Casey Anderson (RAN Administrator, ex-officio) – [email protected] 
 

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