Reentry from incarceration

For Philadelphia citizens returning from incarceration, outstanding traffic fines and driver’s license suspensions can present a major barrier to employability and reintegration into society. This project focuses on finding solutions to these problems.

Our report, “Proposed solutions for Improving the Experience of Returning Citizens with the Philadelphia Traffic Division,” prepared by Justice Lab students in spring 2016 for our client, Philadelphia Lawyers for Social Equity, discusses a number of proposals, including converting outstanding fines to time served or to community service; simplifying Traffic Division materials, and making sure that they include understandable information about the availability of payment plans for traffic fines; educating returning citizens on how to navigate the Traffic Division process; and more.