Re-Entry Strategies: Preparing Your Client to Re-Enter Society Following Incarceration
Date/Time: Saturday, June 1, 2013; 9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Location: State Bar of Michigan, Michael Franck Building, 306 Townsend St, Lansing, MI 48933
Cost: $30; $20 for P&C Section members & law students (includes breakfast & materials)
Register by Friday, May 24: Mail Form PDF
Limited free parking available.
Questions? contact the Law Offices of Patricia Streeter at (734) 222-0088 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is a seminar for attorneys interested in sentencing mitigation, preparing a release plan, and re-entry programs available to your client from within the Department of Corrections or once s/he returns to the community.
How to Litigate With Re-Entry in Mind
Mitigation: difficult conversations with your client, preparing your client for allocution, helping your client identify their post-release support network, and humanizing your client for the court.
Speakers: Douglas R. Mullkoff, Kessler, Mullkoff, and Hooberman, LLP; Jacqueline C. Ouvry, Assistant Defender, State Appellate Defender Office, Gideon Sentencing Project; and Nicole George, MSW, Social Worker, State Appellate Defender Office, Gideon Sentencing Project
Re-Entry Programming Within the Department of Corrections
Funding for Department of Corrections re-entry programming: what is it now and what is our future?
Speaker: Tane Atkins, Analyst, Legislative Corrections Ombudsman
Chance for Life Organization offers voluntary programming to inmates in seven Department of Corrections' facilities. The Chance for Life program is designed to aid individuals in their intellectual transformation while incarcerated.
Speaker: Jessica Taylor, Executive Director, Chance for Life
Anticipated Speaker: MDOC Representative
Re-Entry Programming Within the Community
ARRO: "One Stop Shop to a Fresh Start," advocating on behalf of ex-offenders, navigating barriers to re-entry, connecting to community resources, and raising public awareness.
Speaker: Monica Jahner, ARRO Coordinator, Fair Chance Director and Choices Coordinator
Barriers to re-entering the community: obstacles to obtaining employment, housing, and education post-incarceration
Speaker: Miriam Aukerman, Western Michigan Regional Staff Attorney, ACLU of Michigan
Anticipated Speaker: MDOC Community Re-Entry Representative