Survey of Springfield residents impacted by the justice system emphasizes need for housing, jobs

A new survey of Springfield residents who have been incarcerated, or have relatives who have served time, revealed that many people struggle to access support services.  The survey is part of a Western Mass Economic Development Council grant looking to asses the needs of families affected by the justice system.  Anne Kandilis is the director of Springfield Works, a community-wide initiative of the council. She said housing and employment are where people need the most support, but don’t know how to get it.

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