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WE ACT’s mission is to build healthy communities by ensuring that people of color and/or low income residents participate meaningfully in the creation of sound and fair environmental health and protection policies and practices.

WE ACT needed a place on the web that told the organization’s incredible story and helped organize their many members around their public actions. WEACT’s new site utilizes dynamic content “hubs,” with a custom CMS built to dynamically build sections which combine and collate related content from across the spectrum of their advocacy. Tying in third-party integration with organizing and membership tools, the new site provides WEACT with a new toolset for activism in today’s critically important activist environment.

We were happy to work with West Harlem Environmental Action on the overhaul of their new flagship website. It’s a continuation of our great work on websites for nonprofits!

The Prisoner Reentry Institute (PRI) is one of twelve institutes that collectively comprise the Research Consortium of John Jay College of Criminal Justice. PRI’s innovative reentry projects are unified by their devotion to a single mission: Easing reentry and guiding justice-involved people – and the practitioners dedicated to helping them – as they successfully reintegrate into their communities as thriving members of society.

Social Ink is very happy to create a web platform for the Prisoner Reentry Institute (PRI), a research institution focused on innovation and improved practice in the field of prisoner reentry.

We worked with the leadership of PRI to build a new home on the web with an information architecture schema that engages users in each of the organization’s initiatives and special projects. Built with a custom WordPress CMS, the site is responsive across an array of phones, tablets, and monitors.

The Prisoner Reentry Institute’s new site represents Social Ink’s work in the space between nonprofits and legal jurisdictions. We’re proud to have worked with them!

In 2003, Congress passed the landmark Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA), recognizing that sexual abuse is a serious and persistent problem in correctional environments. The Vera Institute of Justice helped the Johnson County Department of Corrections form a partnership with the county’s sexual assault response team (SART) and develop a comprehensive sexual assault response policy for an adult community confinement facility and a local juvenile facility. The SARTs in Corrections website reflects the project’s work and the lessons learned throughout the process and features a guide to help facilities implement the PREA standards.

Social Ink is very pleased to lead the design and development for the Sexual Assault Response Teams in Corrections’ home on the web, a site disseminating the project’s guide for community confinement and juvenile detention facilities.

The interactive site leads administrators of local community confinement and juvenile detention facilities through the steps of connecting with a local SART. Administrators can download and print each part of the guide, including training materials and participant surveys.  Social Ink completed the graphic design of the guide’s print layout and in the CMS we built a custom interface for building new chapters dynamically. The site’s responsive design makes sure users will have an easy time viewing the information on most phones, tablets, and larger monitors.

We’re very glad to have worked with researchers and administrators from the Vera Institute of Justice on this tremendously important project. The PREA SARTs site represents our continuing work on websites for foundations, nonprofits, think-tanks, and government jurisdictions.

The Equity Project

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Equity Project Youth

The Equity Project is an initiative to ensure that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth in juvenile delinquency courts are treated with dignity, respect, and fairness.

Social Ink is excited to create a web platform for The Equity Project, a nonprofit organization that examines how issues of sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression affect youth as they move through the juvenile delinquency system. The organization provides information on state and local juvenile justice agency LGBT and nondiscrimination policies as well as training materials and technical assistance for jurisdictions.

We worked with The Equity Project’s leaders and organizational partners to overhaul the site with a new design and information architecture schema. The site is responsive across phones, tablets, and monitors.

The Equity Project’s new site represents Social Ink’s work in the space between nonprofits, government agencies, and legal jurisdictions.

There are nearly 12 million admissions to local jails annually. The Safety and Justice Challenge is an initiative to reduce over-incarceration by changing the way America thinks about and uses jails.

Social Ink is thrilled to spearhead the web design and development for the MacArthur Foundation’s Safety and Justice Challenge, a major initiative working toward nationwide jail reform. Working alongside policy and research leaders at the Vera Institute of Justice, the website provides a staging platform for the grant-seeking competition, as well as issue-related resources, research and reports, and as an ongoing way to track progress by selected jurisdictions.

Additions to the site for the Phase 2 launch include an interactive map highlighting the Challenge’s site profiles and a resources section detailing research on the nation’s over-reliance on its jails and prison system. The site’s responsive design ensures the layout adapts for an array of tablets, phones, and larger monitors.

As a flagship site in early 2015, The MacArthur Safety Justice and Challenge represents our work in the nexus between nonprofits, think-tanks, foundations, and government jurisdictions.

NYC Justice Corps

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The NYC Justice Corps seeks to develop the capacity of neighborhoods to address the reintegration challenges of their young adults reentering from the criminal justice system and to instill in those young adults a sense of civic responsibility and accountability to the communities to which they return.

We were thrilled at the opportunity to work alongside the Prisoner Reentry Institute leadership to overhaul the NYCJC website, with a focus on accessibility, community-based content organization, and a dynamic, multi-media “toolbox”, a marquis feature delivering tools for program deployment in a flexible model poised for growth to future program areas.

Through local, community-based advocacy work, we are proud to further the efforts of the NYC Justice Corps, continuing our own work building websites for nonprofits and community-based organizations.

Justice and Health Connect aims to increase the ability of government agencies and community organizations to share information across behavioral health and justice systems.

We worked together with the Vera Institute team responsible for the project to create a logomark, visual identity and an advanced system to accommodate and provide access to the vast library of data they were publishing.  Integrating mailing list, print-only modes and filtration systems created a challenging, inspiring work environment with results we’re quite proud to share.  Together with JHConnect, we remain committed to projects involving public health and civil rights issues.

Social Ink has been in NYC since 2007!