This program is a part of our ongoing series of Justice Reform programs, following our 2016 Annual Meeting “Rethinking American Justice.”
Approximately 636,000 incarcerated individuals leave federal and state prisons each year (U.S. Department of Justice, Prisoners in 2014), making reentry into the community is a major concern for federal, state and local governments. Many face uphill challenges reintegrating successfully into society. Within three years of release, about two-thirds of released prisoners were rearrested (Durose, Cooper, Snyder 2014). Within five years, three-quarters were rearrested.
There is a critical need to offer incarcerated individuals an enriched educational opportunity because encouraging evidence shows that education reduces recidivism and unemployment. Additionally, the Second Chance Act of 2007 allows some incarcerated individuals to receive Pell Grants to help offset some of the cost of this service.
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Join us as we invite a panel of experts to share their collaborative solution to working with individuals in selected New York State prisons to achieve several objectives, including helping inmates obtain a Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Arts, with a focus on human services, employment in the human services arena post-release, and acquisition of all supports and accoutrements of good citizenship.
- An understanding of incarcerated clients’ needs, barriers, strengths and environments
- How to develop an intervention that relies on coordination of multiple on-and-offsite services and providers
- How Hudson Compact is collaborating with colleges, workforce, social service intermediaries, and a major research university to achieve their objectives for supporting education for incarcerated individuals
- Robert Carmona, Founding CEO, STRIVE International, Carmona Connect
- Kimberly Westcott, Associate Counsel, Community Service Society
- Sean Pica, Executive Director, Hudson Link for Higher Education in Prison
- David Turk, Provost, Nyack College
- Dr. Ronald Mincy (Moderator), Maurice V. Russell Professor of Social Policy and Social Work Practice, Graduate School of Social Work, Columbia University
All interested funders, including professional advisors and government officials.
2:45 - 3:00 PM Check-in
3:00 - 5:00 PM Program
Registration is available until December 13.
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