With a full 40% of crimes attributed to poverty and 80% of incarcerated persons identified as low income, if you are poor in America there’s a good likelihood that you may become justice involved. This is especially true if you are Black or Latino. New York City’s human services sector, which is largely government-funded and directed, is charged with addressing the needs of those in poverty but is inadequately trained or supported on how to best meet their needs when they or their loved ones are also justice involved.
Individuals, families, and communities that are justice system impacted must navigate multiple city systems, services (voluntary or mandated, provided by community based organizations or city agencies), and collateral consequences for justice involvement. Health and human services agencies and providers have an opportunity to better serve these community members through increasing opportunities for staff training, coordination of services and building out a continuum of care that spans prevention work to provide support during detention to reentry and reintegration, as well as strengthening and personalizing the services that are offered.
- Connections between poverty, criminalization, race, gender, sexuality
- Benefits realized when health and human service providers target services for low-income justice involved clients, and opportunities for the sector to better serve these community members.
- Coordination of services, including CBOs providing integrated/wrap-around/culturally fluent services; City agencies coordinating to provide better services; and Storytelling about the difficulties encountered when navigating health and human services systems
- Jennifer Jones Austin, CEO, Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies
- Sharon Content, Founder & President, Children of Promise
- Stanley Richards, Executive Vice President, Fortune Society
- Tasha Tucker (Moderator), Program Director, Racial Justice, Grants and Mission Investing, Trinity Wall Street Grants Program
All interested funders.
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