Just Released: Resources for Reentry Into a Community After Prison
Upon release from prison, releases are generally not prepared to reenter their communities. And, unless society provides a support system, these individuals may be vulnerable to reengage in criminal pursuits to obtain food, shelter, and money, or to lapse into depression and anxiety (which further threatens their ability to reengage in society and even with their families). Don’t miss this opportunity to learn how you can help your client successfully integrate back into society after their time in prison.
Criminal justice lawyers, local government attorneys, elder law practitioners, human rights counsel, and others who attend this online program will better understand: the disparities across race, ethnicities, and the elder population in obtaining access to appropriate representation in criminal court proceedings; how trained professionals can help those incarcerated to identify, face, and overcome the challenges of being an ex-prisoner, including dismissal from society; where to find (and how to access) the resources your client needs to adapt to their new post-release environment; the mental health challenges your client may face; where your client can find assistance in obtaining an ID card, affordable housing, and access to health care; what society can do to help ex-prisoners obtain a sense of belonging and a degree of self-confidence; and much more.
Thursday, February 29, 2024
11:00 a.m. – 12:35 p.m.
1.50 hours MCLE credit, including 1.50* hours Professional Responsibility MCLE credit in the following category: Professionalism, Civility, or Legal Ethics credit