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Supporting Reentry and Creating Opportunity:

Supporting Reentry and Creating Opportunity: Implementing Strategies to Support the Successful Reentry of Individuals who were Formerly Incarcerated
Monday, June 7, 2021 | 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
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Program Fee:
Free for Members | $15 for Non-Members
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Each year, approximately 75,000 people return to New York City from jail or prison, many to neighborhoods which are disproportionately affected by systemic racism, poverty, and justice system intervention. The challenges associated with reentry from incarceration are well known and include barriers to obtaining employment and housing, insufficient support to achieve education goals, challenges related to family or behavioral health, difficulty adapting to new technologies and other societal changes, and post-traumatic stress disorder related to their incarceration. Reentry support services that meet these needs can be effective at stabilizing justice involved individuals who are returning to their communities, and at helping to reduce reoffending and future justice system involvement. 

New York’s private sectors, especially the Legal Services and Financial Services communities, can play a vital role in creating opportunities and finding ways to support successful reentry initiatives. Join us for a discussion and panel presentation concerning the importance of reentry initiatives and to review examples of certain reentry related winning strategies.

Michael Jacobson, 
Executive Director CUNY Institute for State and Local Governance; Professor, Sociology Department CUNY Graduate Center 

Cyrus Vance Jr., Manhattan District Attorney 
Molly Baldwin, Roca Inc.
Michelle Smith, Concordance Academy of Leadership 
Julio Medina, Exodus Transitional Community
Rev. Maurice Winley, Living Redemption Youth Opportunity Hub 

Sponsoring Association Committee:
Corrections & Community Reentry, Gregory D. Morril, Chair

Co-Sponsoring Organizations:
City University of New York Institute for State and Local Governance
ILR School Cornell University, Criminal Justice and Employment Initiative
Pipeline Crisis/Winning Strategies Initiative

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A Pathway Out of Mass Incarceration

Support for the Less is More Act

Restoration of Voting Rights Upon Release From Prison

Strengthening Protections When Seeking Employment with a Criminal Record

Support for Legislation to Facilitate Vacating Convictions Resulting from Trafficking

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