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Coming Home: Helping Young Adults Stay out of the Justice System
May 12, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT
More than 9 million individuals are released from correctional facilities annually, and the transition home is not always easy. Many face numerous obstacles, including poverty, drug abuse, family dysfunction and lack of access to services and treatment. Failure to reconnect can mean many end up back in prison: 68 percent of those released recidivate within five years.
American Institutes for Research invites you to a discussion on how to implement policy reforms in real-world settings. Experts from research, government—and those who have been through the justice system—will describe re-entry and de-incarceration policy innovations and offer practical advice for cross-system coordination. Speakers will talk about the spectrum of permanent and supportive services needed for preventing recidivism and ensuring well-being, including housing, education, employment and health care.
Senator Christopher Murphy of Connecticut
Senator Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island
Kendra N. Jochum, Re-entry Services Manager, Montgomery County Department of Correction and Rehabilitaion
Brent Kelsey, Assistant Director, Utah Division of Substance Abuse
Jeffrey Land, Former Offender Speaking About His Re-Entry Experiences
Jennifer Loeffler-Cobia, Senior Researcher, American Institutes for Research
Athena Morrow, Manager, Adult Forensics Services, Montgomery County
Patricia Campie, Principal Researcher, American Institutes for Research
Light refreshments will be served.
- Where: Dirksen Senate Office Building – First Street NE between C Street NE and Constitution Avenue NE Room 562, Washington, DC 20002