Formerly incarcerated persons,adults and youth, face many challenges when they are released from incarceration and re-enter into society. The stigma of incarceration follows them and makes their transition difficult. Many are not allowed to vote, find it challenging to secure a job, return to the school environment, reintegrate into their families and can be ineligible for housing, public benefits or student loans. This webinar will focus on the challenges they encounter and the groups advocating and providing support services.
This webinar will be moderated by Ashley Raveche, Deputy Area Director of Social Policy for LWVC. Panelists include Diana Becton, Contra Costa County District Attorney; Rachel Kinnon, Manager, Jail and Reentry Services, San Francisco Library; Daniel Halpern, Roots & Rebound, Senior Paralegal; and Stephanie Thibodeaux Medley, Director of Youth Justice,RYSE Youth Center.
Sponsors include the League of Women Voters of Diablo Valley, the League of Women Voters of West Contra Costa County, the Contra Costa County Library and Contra Costa TV.
Register for the Zoom webinar with your email on this page.
Information on how to access the Zoom webinar will be sent to your email address 24 hours before the program. The Library will provide closed captioning for this event. This program will be recorded and uploaded to the Library's YouTube channel after the event.