Councilman Jim Kenney wants to set up a program through which non-violent offenders can volunteer for positions earning about $10/hour that will have them vetted and allow them out into the community to clean up city streets. He says that the program cost could be offset by city money or funding from foundations and that it would help demonstrate to felons that they’d get paid for a day’s worth of honest work. He also thinks it would help them feel welcomed back into the community. [Newsworks]
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