Opportunity and Reentry: Creating Pathways for Returning Citizens in Maryland and Beyond


Opportunity and reentry: Creating pathways for returning citizens in Maryland and beyond Thursday, December 8, 2016 | 8:45 AM–5:15 PM Breakfast and lunch will be served. University of Baltimore, H. Mebane Turner Learning Commons – Townhall Auditorium | 1415 Maryland Avenue | Baltimore, MD 21201 The American Enterprise Institute, in partnership with the University of Baltimore’s School of Criminal Justice (within the College of Public Affairs), will host a conference in Baltimore on increasing opportunity and reducing recidivism for returned citizens in Maryland and throughout the United States. RSVP

DESCRIPTION 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. Returned citizens often struggle to find work, housing, and a steady social network. More than 40 percent are rearrested within one year. To examine how government and private actors can increase opportunity and reduce recidivism for the formerly incarcerated, AEI and the University of Baltimore’s School of Criminal Justice (within the College of Public Affairs) 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 initiatives. The conference will highlight states and cities that are promoting reentry through innovative models and will address other aspects of the criminal justice system, including the courts, family reunification, and sentencing practices. Join the conversation on social media with #OpportunityAndReentry. PARTICIPANTS Steven Alm, Hawaii Opportunity Probation with Enforcement Program Devone Boggan, City of Richmond, California Office of Neighborhood Safety John Cammack, Cammack Associates LLC Derek Campbell, Prison Entrepreneurship Program Andrea Cantora, University of Baltimore School of Criminal Justice Murray Dalziel, University of Baltimore Merrick School of Business John Danko, Danko Arlington Inc. Gerald Davis, Prison Entrepreneurship Program Susan K. Gauvey, University of Maryland School of Law Tom Geddes, Plank Industries Malcom Glenn, Uber Roger Hartley, University of Baltimore College of Public Affairs Mary Heinen, University of Michigan Prison Creative Arts Project John Huffington, Living Classrooms Foundation Deirdra Johnson, Wor-Wic Community College Joe Jones, Center for Urban Families Bryan Kelley, Prison Entrepreneurship Program Joe Kwong, SPROKIT Ganesha Martin, Baltimore Police Department Ronald Moten, Jack Kemp Foundation Pamela Polgreen, Anne Arundel Community College Gerard Robinson, AEI Amy Rosa, Goucher College Renita Seabrook, University of Baltimore School of Criminal Justice Melissa Santos, Changing Perceptions Kelly Schulz, Maryland Secretary of Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation Steven C. Teske, Clayton County, Georgia Chris Wilson, social entrepreneur REGISTER RSVP to attend this event. CONTACTS For more information, please contact Elizabeth English at elizabeth.english@aei.org, 202.862.5822.

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