Thursday, August 11, 2016

August 12: Webcast - Reentry in California – Overcoming Legal Barriers to Community Reintegration 2016

In the past three decades, incarceration rates have exploded in the U.S., such that today we incarcerate over two million people, more than any other country in the world. The result is that many more people encounter the criminal justice system at some point in their lives. Indeed, an estimated 1 in 3 adults in California has an arrest or conviction record, and low-income people and people of color are disproportionately affected.
A person with a prior record faces significant employment and housing barriers, even when the record is old or unrelated to the job or housing. These barriers impede community reintegration and prevent formerly incarcerated people from being able to support themselves and their families or participate equally as members of their communities. This training is designed to give lawyers a foundation in the collateral consequences that result from contact with the criminal justice system, as well as tools for representing clients in need of reentry legal services.
What You Will Learn
  • Reentry and Financial Security – Criminal and Traffic Court Debt and its Impact
  • Reentry and Housing – Sex Offense Registration and Barriers to Housing
  • Reentry and Employment – Criminal Records Improperly Reported by the DMV, Private Background Check Companies and the Department of Justice
All attorneys interested in or currently assisting pro bono clients with reentry legal services through representation or in clinical settings, law firm pro bono coordinators, managers and partners, law clinic students and faculty, and public interest and non-profit organization attorneys and staff would benefit from attending this program.
Title:
Reentry in California – Overcoming Legal Barriers to Community Reintegration 2016
When/Where:
Webcast
August 12, 2016
9:00 AM Pacific
San Francisco, CA
Webcast - Register Now!
Credit:
3.5 credit in most jurisdictions
Speakers:
  • Co-Chairs:
    • Sarah Crowley ~ Staff Attorney and Clinical Supervisor, Clean Slate Practice, East Bay Community Law Center
    • Kristina Harootun ~ Ford Foundation Fellow, Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area
  • Moderator: Eliza Hersh ~ Attorney at Law
  • Janice Bellucci ~ Attorney and President, California Reform Sex Offender Laws
  • Craig Davis ~ Attorney, Law Offices of Craig Davis
  • Ellen McDonnell ~ Reentry Coordinator and Deputy Public Defender, Contra Costa County Public Defender's Office
  • Adam Poe ~ Staff Attorney, Reentry Project Coordinator, Bay Area Legal Aid
  • Darris Young ~ Local Organizer, Ella Baker Center for Human Rights
  • Theresa Zhen ~ Skadden Fellow, A New Way of Life Reentry Project
  • Program Attorney: Christina Thompson ~ Program Attorney, Practising Law Institute
By:
PLI
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