The Fortune Society, The Prisoner Reentry Institute at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and the Upper Manhattan Reentry Task Force would like to invite you to attend the third of four multi-disciplinary community reentry forums to be held in Harlem during the first half of this year.
The forums address issues impacting the successful reentry of formerly incarcerated individuals returning to Harlem, and will generate community-driven solutions that increase public safety.
Please join us for the third 2010 Harlem Reentry & Public Safety Forum:
Date: May 5, 2010
Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm
Location: The Fortune Society Academy "Castle" in Harlem, on the corner
of 140th Street and Riverside Drive
Topic: Housing & Reentry
Panelist will include:
JoAnne Page President and CEO, The Fortune Society
George Nashak Deputy Commissioner of Adult Services, NYC Department of Homeless Services
Ryan Moser Associate Director, NY Corporation for Supportive Housing
Howard Hughes Harlem Resident
Evelyn Malavé Legal Assistant, Legal Action Center
According to the U.S Department of Justice, over 700,000 men and women return from prisons to local communities each year in the United States. Annually, more than half of all persons released from New York State prisons to Manhattan return to the neighborhoods of upper Manhattan. The Fortune Society and the Prisoner Reentry Institute at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, in partnership with the Upper Manhattan Reentry Task Force, will convene four multi-disciplinary community reentry forums in Harlem in the first half of 2010. The Forums will address issues impacting the successful reentry of formerly incarcerated individuals returning to Harlem, and will generate community-driven solutions that increase public safety. The Forums will engage a broad range of stakeholders in the Harlem community, and experts, to identify solutions to the reentry issues that affect the entire community. The lessons learned from these forums will inform the development of a national blueprint for Harlem and other urban jurisdictions facing large numbers of residents returning home from prison.
May 4, 2010