Support Project 180’s Valuable Work Helping Prisoners Transition Back to Community Life
The Peace & Justice Team invites you to attend the Project 180 Strong Voices Lecture Series on October 16th and 19th at Michael’s on East.
Information and tickets ~ $40 ~ www.project180reentry.org/lecture-series/
Let’s build a First Congregational table for this worthy organization! Doors open at 11:00 a.m.; program and lunch at 11:30 a.m. Please contact Barbara Smith-Bacon if you plan to attend either or both luncheons.
Background: Project 180, located in our Outreach Building, seeks to ease the transition for County residents released from prison, and to help break the statistical cycle of about 76% returning to prison due to the challenges of re-adjusting to life beyond bars. Project 180 provides residential and nonresidential support, including:
• workforce education and financial literacy classes for inmates
• an annual reentry lecture series for the general public
• information and referrals for felons seeking housing, programs, and employment
• a comprehensive, whole-life Residential Program for men in recovery
Strong Voices Lecture Series Offerings
October 16th ~ Re-Entry at Project 180: Hear current and former Project 180 residents describe the everyday life of a returning citizen—life prior to release, the hurdles they’ve overcome, what surprised them most, and what the future holds.
October 19th ~ Criminal Justice Debt on the Road to Re-Entry: Professor Laura I. Appleman, JD, discusses how criminal justice costs—fees, fines, court costs, probation payments, mandatory classes, and non-payment penalties—overwhelmingly affect reentering citizens and can lead to years of indebtedness. Prof. Appleman, JD, is a member of the faculty at the College of Law at Willamette University in Salem, Oregon where she is the Van Winkle Melton Professor of Law and a University Research Integrity Officer. Appleman is a member of the Yale Law School Executive Committee, a member of the Bar of the City of New York and has worked with the Brennan Center for Justice on issues of indigent defense and criminal procedure.