A conference for community stakeholders to learn about the latest research effecting childhood development, exchange ideas and strategies, mobilize resources, and encourage collaboration. There will be a keynote address, panel discussion, town hall with policy updates, and six workshops on theory and practice in areas of behavioral health, education, and family support. Cost is $100 for professional conference registration; $75 for non-profit organizations, government entities, and local partners. Sponsorships and group ticket sales available. For more information or to register, see http://www.edgewood.org or call (415) 681-3211.
With Open Arms: A San Francisco Initiative for Women is now accepting participants. Funded by the Second Chance Act Adult Demonstration Program, With Open Arms is a collaboration led by the SF Department of Public Health, in partnership with Walden House, Homeless Prenatal Program, Iris Center, National Council on Crime and Delinquency, the SF Lawyer’s Committee for Civil Rights, SF Clean City, and others. Services and resources available include drug treatment, mental health services, trauma recovery services, housing assistance, benefits enrollment, child reunification, child behavioral health assistance, job training and immediate placement, legal assistance, continuing education opportunities, social support, and family strengthening and empowerment. Eligible participants are women who have received a State Prison sentence from San Francisco, are currently incarcerated in VSPW or CCWF, or are on parole (non-revocable or supervised) in San Francisco. Individuals may be referred, or may self refer. This is a voluntary program. Staff will meet you in jail, prison, or out of custody. To get connected, contact Sonia Crites, Walden House, 1254 13th Street, Unit B, Treasure Island, San Francisco, CA 94130; phone (415) 402-0435; FAX (415) 402-0413; email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community Housing Partnership’s legendary talent show combines some of the Bay Area’s biggest names in performing arts with some of the highly gifted members of the formerly homeless community. Standard tickets are $80; non-profit tickets are $50. For more information or to purchase tickets, see http://chp-sf.org.
Lecture by Michelle Alexander, Author of The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
Michelle Alexander is a legal scholar who argues that we have not ended racial caste in America, but instead now have the U.S. criminal justice system as a contemporary system of racial control, despite its formal adherence to principle of color blindness. Michelle Alexander and her book come widely recommended. Light refreshments will be served. This event is free.
As part of our efforts to develop a comprehensive report on the needs, programs, barriers, and funding available for reentry, the 5 subcommittees have developed bibliographies of key literature, needs assessments, and program evaluations relevant to each respective area covered by each subcommittee.
Staff is making these working documents available here, for your reference. These documents are current through April 14, 2010.
• Full (combined) Bibliography
• Civil Rights & Civic Engagement of Formerly Incarcerated Individuals
• Community Justice & Alternatives to Incarceration
• Welfare & Safety of Families, Victims, & Communities
• Health & Well Being of Currently & Formerly Incarcerated Individuals
• Self-Sufficiency of Currently & Formerly Incarcerated Individuals
Current through April 14, 2010.