National Reentry Week: April 23—29
Submitted by Sean Addie on April 21, 2017 - 10:46am
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Led by the Department of Justice, National Reentry Week is happening again in 2017. National Reentry Week events will be held during the week of April 23rd-29th, 2017, and agencies and organizations will host or attend reentry-related events . We at ED hope that your organization or agency will be able to join us in these events or consider supporting your own event.
During this year’s Reentry Week, DOJ and its partners are sponsoring activities across the country aimed at raising awareness and improving reentry outcomes, including:
· Resource fairs to connect individuals with housing, community-based reentry services and opportunities to reinstate or obtain drivers licenses and learn about public benefits.
· Employment-related events to connect recently-released individuals with employers and job search resources, such as mock interview sessions, resume workshops, and workshops on financial literacy.
· Family-related events to provide individuals with information that will assist them with their release, including key information on child support modifications.
· Stakeholder meetings to facilitate coordination among parties with a stake in the reentry process, such as courts, probation, public defenders, prosecutors, community groups, etc.
· Graduation ceremonies from reentry court programs, as well as GED/HSE and Career and Technical Education training programs.
· Reentry simulations, which allowed community partners to experience the real-life issues facing reentering individuals.
Agencies also will be posting blogs, op-eds, hosting webinars, and disseminating other resources aimed at highlighting the importance of reentry.
Stay tuned for events that the Department is participating in, and feel free to contact me if you would like to participate or need more information: Sean.Addie@ed.gov.