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Words Of Hope Card-Writing Party


November 24 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

On Saturday, November 24, Just Detention International (JDI) staff and its supporters will gather to write holiday cards to survivors of sexual abuse behind bars. The card-writing event is part of Words of Hope, JDI’s annual campaign that invites people to provide a bit of compassion to incarcerated survivors, who often feel isolated and forgotten during the holidays. It takes only a few minutes to write a message to a survivor, but guests are welcome to stay as long as…

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26th Annual Rauh Lecture: Vanita Gupta on Civil and Human Rights


November 27 @ 6:00 pm

26th Annual Joseph L. Rauh Jr. Lecture "A Conversation on Civil and Human Rights” by Vanita Gupta 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 27, 2018 University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law Moot Court Room 4340 Connecticut Avenue NW Washington, DC 20008 With brief welcome and introduction by UDC Law Acting Dean John C. Brittain Reception to follow. Free of charge but please register HERE.

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Mayor Muriel Bowers presents the 5th Annual Women’s Reentry Conference


November 29 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm

Please join the Mayor’s Office on Returning Citizen Affairs at the 5th Annual Women’s Reentry Conference. This conference is to empower women who were previously incarcerated to pave their way to success in the District of Columbia. The workshop title is “Navigating Women’s Reentry in this time of Change”.Workshop will be conducted by Ashley McSwain, LGSW, MSOD. For reasonable accommodations or additional information please contact 202-715-7670 or e-mail orca@dc.gov

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Future of Children Conference – Multisystem Approaches to Help Keep Children Out of the Justice System


November 30 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

What are the best Multisystem Approaches to Help Keep Children Out of the Justice System?  What policies and procedures seem to be making a difference in decreasing youth detention and incarceration? This conference—an outreach event for the latest Future of Children journal, “Reducing Justice System Inequality”—will bridge research and practice. On each panel, scholars and practitioners will join together to discuss the best practices and programs as they relate to school policies, police/youth relations, the child welfare system, and the intergenerational effects…

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INVITATION: Campaign to End Life Imprisonment Launch Event


December 4 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am

The Sentencing Project and Public Welfare Foundation are pleased to invite you to the Campaign to End Life Imprisonment launch event, featuring the release of The Meaning of Life: The Case for Abolishing Life Sentencesauthored by Marc Mauer and Ashley Nellis. Kirkus Reviews describes the book as “a riveting, passionate case against lifetime incarceration and a plea for criminal justice reform.” The forum will also premiere Brave New Films’ examination of the impact of life sentences. While violent crime has generally declined for the…

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December 5 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

IMPACT/IDEAS Panel discussion on the human impacts of prison conditions What is the human impact of conditions today inside a prison? How would we describe the wide gap between what prisons say they are trying to accomplish, and the actual effect of incarceration on the people inside, and why does it matter? How do we work to make prisons more humane while we also work to dismantle mass incarceration? On Wednesday, December 5, 2018, Impact Justice is hosting three panelists…

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National Reentry Network Fundraiser


December 6 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The National Reentry Network for Returning Citizens, Third Annual Fundraiser and Awards Celebration will recognize unflagging leadership and advocacy from members of our community. Honorees are: Cedric Hendricks, Associate Director Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency (CSOSA), Mannone Butler, Director Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (CJCC), Tony Lewis Jr. Youth Advocate and Activist, Isa Mirza Policy Advisor Foley Hoag, LLP, Emily Churchman Kobayashi, Grant Writing/Volunteer and Eric Weaver, Deputy Director R.E.A.D.Y Center. Mistress of Ceremonies Aja Taylor, Advocacy Director Bread for the City and Shae Harris, Policy Advisor for the Deputy…

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