2020 D&I Series: Life After Incarceration: Overcoming Structural Barriers

Wednesday, March 04 2020, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM [EST]

326 Penn Street, Camden, NJ, 08102, United States

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Wednesday, March 04 2020, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM [EST]

Campus Center, Multi-Purpose Room, 326 Penn Street, Camden, NJ, 08102, United States.

 Please join us this Social Work Month for the

2020 Diversity & Inclusion Series
THEME: The Impact of Incarceration



Life After Incarceration: Overcoming Structural Barriers
Date: Wednesday, March 4th from 4:30pm-6pm

Location: Campus Center, Multi-Purpose Room, 326 Penn Street Camden, NJ 08102
Parking: Free parking at the Camden County College Parking Garage, 622-698 Penn St., Camden, NJ.

 

Join us for a discussion around the challenges of reentry, such as housing and employment access in addition to stigma and collateral consequences of having a criminal record. Topics to be discussed include:

·         How difficult it is to clear a criminal record (i.e. expungement) and how society shuts out returning citizens from being able to participate in their community

·         Inefficiency of reentry programs when many formerly incarcerated individuals continue to be unable to secure employment after release, and the ultimate taxpayer waste that comes from these practices

·         The importance of incorporating mental health and skills trainings inside jails and prisons to properly equip individuals for life upon release

 

Speakers:

Dameon Stackhouse - MSW Student from Rutgers University

Ronald Pierce - Democracy and Justice Fellow, NJ Institute for Social Justice 

Assata Thomas - Director of the Institute for Community Justice, a Program of Philadelphia Fight 

 

Hosted in partnership with the Rutgers University School of Social Work

 

NASW-NJ

www.naswnj.org

Christina Mina - Director of Member Services: cmina.naswnj@socialworkers.org

CONTACT ORGANIZER

Dameon Stackhouse, MSW Candidate
MSW Student at Rutgers University

Ronald Pierce
Democracy and Justice Fellow, NJ Institute for Social Justice

Assata Thomas
Director of the Institute for Community Justice, a Program of Philadelphia Fight

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