Category: Well-being

News of interest in health and wellbeing categories especially important to the WAR community. Mental health, social health, resources Etc.

There is no Justice in our Legal system.

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In this op-ed post on the W.A.R. National Blog website,”The Scarlet Letter”, citizen-author Lara expresses great insight into the nature of the trend in criminal justice. Often know politically as “Tough On Crime” paradigm, read her thoughts on our adversarial…

Become More Resourceful

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We are very much emotional creatures; love/hate, happy/sad, energized/depressed and so on. Learning to keep our emotions in check can go a long way in leading a happier life. We may have many hurdles to jump over, many challenges thrown…

Restore Your Vote

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According to this The Nevada Independent article, many ex-offenders can have their right to vote restored. Although not as severe as states including Florida, Nevada’s laws restricting ex-felons’ rights to vote are among the harsher rules in the country. As…

Connections

Sex Offender Law Reform A powerful personal story about the loss from rape and coming out from this loss and turning it into a passion for restorative justice. Dr. Alissa Ackerman gives a personal account of her journey from rape…

National HIRE Network — Nevada

The National HIRE Network Programs for Nevadan’s with Criminal History Resources for job seekers and employers to utilize to help ex-felons get a job. Administered by the Nevada Department of Employment, Training, and Rehabilitation — DETR. National HIRE Network —…

HIPPA Family Consent

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If your loved one is under medical care, their provider is supposed to follow the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), Public Law 104-191 for consent rules to share a patients medical records, including with family members.…

Book Ban in PA. Prisons Lifted

Since late summer, Pennsylvania’s Department of Corrections has been rolling out enhanced security measures designed to stop the flow of drugs into prisons. One of those changes included restrictions on book gifts and donations. But after pushback from several inmates’…

National Reentry Resource Center

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Do You Need Reentry Services? The National Reentry Resource Center is a website with a goldmine of helpful information for citizens who are reentering society. From Correctional Education to Community Supervision, spend some time browsing this wealth of information right…

Dealing With Depression

The road to depression recovery begins with a single step It’s the Catch-22 of depression: recovering from depression requires action, but taking action when you’re depressed is hard. In fact, just thinking about the things you should do to feel…