Kim K Has Announced A Cab Voucher Initiative To Help Ex-Prisoners Get Jobs
Kim Kardashian today announced a program that will help ex-prisoners readjust to life outside of prison.
The reality star last year became a criminal justice reform advocate partnered with the White House for this initiative.
The idea is that ex-prisoners will be provided with vouchers or credit for Lyft cabs so they can get to job interviews, appointments and seeing family members.
“That is so important, so needed, and I just want to thank the president for really standing behind this issue. Seeing the passion he’s had for criminal justice has been really remarkable,” she said.
Over the last few months Kim, who is studying to become a lawyer helped to free 17 people from prison in the US.
Kim has been providing financial support to lawyers travelling around the US asking judges to release inmates, as well as helping people get their lives back on track after leaving prison.
She revealed in a speech today that she gets contacted by inmates who say they don’t have transport to jobs or interviews which can be a barrier for those trying to get on with life after prison.
“Whether it’s housing or the amount of letters that I get with people just needing transportation to job interviews, to jobs, these people want to work,” she said at the White House.
Proud to partner on this initiative with @Lyft, a company with a history of taking bold action to do what’s right for our community. Thank you for providing ride share credits to formally incarcerated people when they come home.
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) June 13, 2019
It will take Kim about four years to complete her apprenticeship program with Cut50 to become a lawyer.
Check out her speech here:
Social media influencer Kim Kardashian announced a new ride share partnership that provides formerly incarcerated people with transportation to and from job interviews during a White House event on second chance hiring. pic.twitter.com/w4c07mAKGf
— POLITICO (@politico) June 13, 2019
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