r.e.a.p.

The Black & Pink National REAP (Restore. Embolden. Amplify. Power.) Program focuses on addressing the difficult issues faced by LGBTQIA2S+ formerly incarcerated people when they exit incarceration and reenter community, including inaccess to safe housing, medical care, employment, and self-development.

program goals

  • Strengthen community-based services that uplift and affirm queer and transgender formerly incarcerated people.
  • Build a new vision for what reentry programming looks like across the country.

R.E.A.P. MISSION

The R.E.A.P. Program serves to strengthen community-based programming that LGBTQIA2S+ people feel is supportive and affirming, decrease the numbers of LGBTQIA2S+ people reentering the Nebraska criminal legal system at the city, county, and state level, and create opportunities for formerly incarcerated people to create a quality of life that they dictate without barriers or ceilings.

R.E.A.P. VISION

  • Strengthen community-based services that uplift and affirm queer and transgender formerly incarcerated people.
  • Build a new vision for what reentry programming looks like in the Midwest, and across the country.
  • See the number of LGBTQIA2S+ people entering the prison system decline.
  • Intentionally support more formerly incarcerated people to do direct service work and placed in leadership roles through program hiring practices.
  • Spread the R.E.A.P. Program throughout the US among all Black & Pink Chapters.
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Please join our annual Holiday Card Campaign & send some love & care to our incarcerated family this holiday season!

Brightly colored neoncomic, reads from right to left “No matter where you are … you are family. No matter where you are … you are loved. No matter where you are … you matter. At the holidays … and always.” Images include an older man by a flower box giving a flower to a person wearing a hijab, a person on the phone holding a small child, a person throwing a paper airplane to a seated person, a person with a beard chatting with a woman who is inside prison using prison communication software and finally, a person with shoulder-length hair reading a letter.

Head over to this blog post or our PenPal Pairing Site to learn more and register today!