Nov 1, 2011

From Harlem to the UK: "Offender Resettlement" Forum in London features HCJC Project Director

Via The Young Foundation

Transatlantic perspectives on the challenges of offender resettlement

Wednesday, 2 November 2011 14:30 - 16:00
Cost, recidivism, and the collateral consequences of contact with the criminal justice system present significant challenges in relation to offender resettlement. Drawing on insights from Chris Watler and Evan Jones this seminar will explore these challenges and the process of resettlement from two comparable but contrasting contexts.
Chris Watler is the Project Director of the Harlem Community Justice Center, a community court in New York focusing on housing, youth crime, and offender re-entry. Evan Jones is Head of Community Services at St Giles Trust, a leading charity working with offenders in the UK.
This event is being co-hosted by the Centre for Justice Innovation (CJI) and the Young Foundation to coincide with the launch of a new publication, From the Ground Up: Promising Projects in Criminal Justice, which profiles a range of innovative criminal justice projects from the US and UK.