Institute for Community Justice

The Institute for Community Justice was founded as part of Philadelphia FIGHT’s commitment to working to reduce not only the number of people in prison living with HIV, but also the lasting effects of mass imprisonment on communities most affected.

The Institute for Community Justice is a comprehensive prison services and reentry program providing health linkages, supportive services, education, and advocacy for individuals, families and communities impacted by mass incarceration.

The mission of ICJ is to serve any person impacted by mass incarceration by providing support services that empower those affected to thrive as their fullest selves.  We envision a world free from mass incarceration where communities have equitable access to health, safety, justice, and the opportunity to design their freedom.

Reentry Center

Our Reentry Center is designed to equip and empower individuals and their families who have been impacted by mass incarceration. Our reentry team supports individuals with accessing critical resources and information, and provides educational programs focused on skill-development, community/civic engagement, and advocacy. 

How to Enroll: The Reentry Center is open to the community. Contact Anthony Powell, Reentry Center Manager at 215-525-0460 x407 or apowell@fight.org for more information.

Reentry Center Hours:  Open Monday through Friday 9 AM– 5 PM.

KEYSPOT Computer Lab Hours:

Tuesday: 1-5 PM
Wednesday: 1-5 PM
Thursday: 1-5 PM
Friday: 1-5 PM

Prison Linkages Program

ICJ offers linkages to medical care for individuals within the Philadelphia Department of Prisons (PDP). Prison linkage specialists also provide court advocacy, health education and reentry social services support.

How to Enroll: To link a client or a loved one with the Prison Linkages Program, contact Tre Alexander, Prison Linkages Manager, at 215-525-0460 x406 or talexander@fight.org  for more information.

Prison Support Program

ICJ works with individuals during their incarceration by providing support and advocacy, and assists with discharge planning for those within the Philadelphia Department of Prisons and Pennsylvania Department of Corrections.

How to Enroll: Contact Tracy Latimer, Prison Support Specialist, at 215-525-0460 x418 or tlatimer@fight.org for more information.

 

Program Information

  • Location: 1207 Chestnut St., 2nd floor Philadelphia, PA 19107
  • Phone: 215-525-0460

Spotlight On

Karam Mounzer, MD

Dr. Mounzer identified two major gaps in the care of patients with HIV/hepatitis C (HCV) co-infection, and the complexity of multidrug-resistant HIV treatment. He is involved with many clinical trials focusing on drug development and better understanding of HIV immunopathogenesis with the Wistar Institute. He is involved in teaching and mentoring fellows, residents and students.

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Dr. Karam Mounzer

Dr. Mario Cruz

Dr. Cruz is a board certified pediatrician who joins Philadelphia FIGHT as the Medical Director for our Pediatrics and Adolescent Health Center. He completed his undergraduate training in Biology and Psychology from Union College, his medical school training at Albany Medical College, his residency training at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, and his Chief Residency at the Albert Einstein Medical Center