Opportunity and Reentry: Creating Pathways for Returning Citizens in Md. and Beyond

Town Hall

The American Enterprise Institute and UB's School of Criminal Justice in the College of Public Affairs will host a conference on increasing opportunity and reducing recidivism for returned citizens in Maryland and beyond.

This year, more than 600,000 individuals will return to communities after serving time behind bars. More than 8,000 will return to Baltimore City alone. They often struggle to find work, housing and a steady social network. More than 40 percent are rearrested within a year.

How can we increase opportunity and reduce recidivism for the formerly incarcerated? AEI and the School of Criminal Justice will convene practitioners, returned citizens, entrepreneurs and philanthropists to identify best practices in prisoner education and reentry programs, transition services, employment opportunities, and economic empowerment. The conference will highlight innovative models for reentry and will address other aspects of the criminal justice system.

Join the conversation on social media with #OpportunityAndReentry.

Participants: Steven Alm, Hawaii Opportunity Probation with Enforcement Prog.; Devone Boggan, City of Richmond, Ca. Office of Neighborhood Safety; John Cammack, Cammack Associates LLC; Derek Campbell, Prison Entrepreneurship Prog.; Andrea Cantora, UB School of Criminal Justice; Murray Dalziel, UB Merrick School of Business; John Danko, Danko Arlington Inc.; Gerald Davis, Prison Entrepreneurship Prog.; Susan K. Gauvey, Univ. of Md. School of Law; Malcom Glenn, Uber; Roger Hartley, UB College of Public Affairs; Mary Heinen, University of Mich. Prison Creative Arts Project; John Huffington, Living Classrooms Foundation; Debbie Jenkins, Wor-Wic Comm. College; Bryan Kelley, Prison Entrepreneurship Prog.; Joe Kwong, SPROKIT; Ganesha Martin, Baltimore Police Dept.; Ronald Moten, Jack Kemp Foundation; Pamela Polgreen, Anne Arundel Comm. College; Gerard Robinson, AEI; Amy Rosa, Goucher College; Renita Seabrook, UB School of Criminal Justice; Melissa Santos, Changing Perceptions; Kelly Schulz, Md. Sec., Dept. of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation; Steven C. Teske, Clayton County, Ga.; Chris Wilson, social entrepreneur

R.S.V.P. to attend this event.

Breakfast and lunch will be served.

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Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities will be provided upon request 10 days prior to a campus event and 30 days prior to an event requiring travel.

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