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First Annual DC Prisoner & Reentry Symposium: The State of Our Union
March 7, 2017 @ 3:00 am - 12:00 pm EST

On Friday, March 10 from 9-5 p.m., the D.C. Corrections Information Council (CIC) and the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia (PDS) are convening the first annual D.C. Prisoner & Reentry Symposium on Friday, March 10, 2017, at the UDC David A. Clarke School of Law.
If you have not yet registered, please register by Wednesday, March 8, 2017. Once the event has reached capacity, later registrants will be placed on a waiting list, to be informed if space is made available prior to March 10, 2017.

If you have already registered but now cannot attend on March 10, please cancel your RVSP by using this link:  michelle.bonner@dc.gov, or by using the same Eventbrite link https://2017dcprisonerreentrysymposium.eventbrite.com/ and clicking “CONTACT” near the bottom of the page to contact the organizer. Those registrants placed on the waiting list will be notified if your space is made available.

The closest Metro station is Van Ness/UDC Station (red line). If driving, you  may access the UDC Van Ness Campus Garage at 4200 Connecticut Avenue NW, and will be subject to paying the the daily parking rates.

Based on polling data from registrants so far, the organizers have developed the following program, with sessions and presentations based on the top four issues concerning DC prisoners and returning residents:

8:30-9:00am Refreshments
9:00-9:15am Host Introduction
9:15-10:50am Session One – Transition from Incarceration to Community
10:50-11:00am Break
11:00-12:00pm Session Two – Housing
12:00-1:30pm Lunch with Government Leaders
1:30-2:45pm Session Three – Employment & Economic Opportunity
2:45-3:00pm Break
3:00-4:15pm Session Four – Parole and Community Supervision
4:15-5:00pm Round Table Discussion

Each session will consist of presentations from returning residents, service providers, advocates, and government agencies who have experience and expertise in the session areas, above. Government Leaders who will join us during lunch include Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, representative from the Executive Office of the Mayor, Council Members Charles Allen and Robert C. White, Jr., and DC Criminal Justice Agency Leaders of the Court Services and Supervision Agency (CSOSA), DC Department of Corrections (DOC), Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia (PDS), and the US Parole Commission (USPC). The Round Table Discussion will focus on ways we can act to improve the state of DC Prisoners and Reentry.

We hope you can join us on March 10.


March 7, 2017
3:00 am - 12:00 pm