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.
• 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.
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When are RAN Meetings?
RAN meetings are generally held on the second Tuesday of every other month at 1pm. Upcoming RAN meetings:
- May 10, 2022
- July 12, 2022
- September 13, 2022
The public is invited to RAN meetings. If you have any questions about RAN, contact any members of the Leadership Council (see below) or Tawana Stewart at [email protected]
Current RAN Leadership Council
Chiquisha Robinson, Co-Chair, Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia – [email protected]
Paula Thompson – [email protected]
Courtney Stewart, Chair, Community Engagement, National Reentry Network for Returning Citizens – [email protected]
Katherine Russell, Chair, Programs Committee, Community Family Life Services – [email protected]
Alicia Horton, Chair, Policy Committee, Thrive DC –[email protected]
Caroline Cragin – [email protected]
Kevin Petty, Returning Citizen Representative, Amazing Gospel Souls, Inc. – [email protected]
Sarah Spangler, RAN Administrative Fellow, 1L at Georgetown University Law Center
The DC Reentry Navigator is a resource for persons working to regain their lives following arrest, conviction, and/or incarceration.