You are receiving this newsletter because you are a member of the New York State Reentry Resource Center, a network of more than 2,000 advocates and direct service providers from all around the state. Each month, we bring you resource highlights, news, and policy updates from the online resource center.
Remember to visit Past Resources of the Week for highlighted reports, toolkits, and training materials from the past year.
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My First Vote: A compilation of stories by the Brennan Center for Justice from people across the country who voted for the first time in November 2008 after having lost, and then regained, their right to vote following a criminal conviction. Click here to read the publication.
Connections 2009 and The Job Search: A newly updated guide for formerly incarcerated people to information sources in New York City. The Job Search is a guide for formerly incarcerated people to the various steps involved in hunting for work. It discusses job interviewing and resume writing, preparation in prison, avoiding job discrimination as a formerly incarcerated individual, and telling the truth about your conviction(s) on a job application. Click here to read the guide.
An Integrated Perspective on the Collateral Consequences of Criminal Convictions & Reentry Issues Faced by Formerly Incarcerated Individuals: This article authored by Michael Pinard published by the Boston University Law Review advances the fusing of disconnected perspectives on reentry and collateral consequences by raising a unified voice that consistently articulates collateral consequences and reentry as interwoven and integrated components along the criminal justice continuum. The article asserts that marrying these components broadens and strengthens the arguments previously advanced by commentators and advocates, while also providing a clearer scope through which to analyze these connected issues. Click here to read the article.
Attitudes of US Voters Toward Nonserious Offenders and Alternatives to Incarceration: The National Council on Crime and Delinquency commissioned Zogby International to conduct a national public opinion poll about American voter attitudes toward our nation's response to nonviolent, nonserious crime. The results of this poll showed that striking majorities favor using methods other than incarceration to respond to nonserious crime. Click here to see the results.
*Upcoming Events & Opportunities*
New York Reentry Roundtable: The Community Service Society will host its monthly Roundtable discussion. The guest speaker is Martin Horn, Commisioner of New York City Department of Correction and Probation. The topic of discussion is "The Future of Jails in New York City". The event will be held on July 22nd at 1:00PM at The Community Service Society of New York. To RSVP or for more information, please contact Gabriel Torres-Rivera at 212.614.5306 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Webinar: Housing, Health Care, and Other Forms of Discrimination Against People with Alcohol/Drug Histories: Under the Partners for Recovery Initiative funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Abt Associates and the Legal Action Center invite you to a webinar to discuss the issues of housing, healthcare, and other forms of discrimination against people with alcohol or drug histories. The webinar will be presented by Legal Action Center attorneys, the nation's leading experts on laws and policies affecting individuals with alcohol/drug problems and criminal records. Click here to register for the webinar which will be held online on July 29 at 3:00PM. For more information, contact email@example.com.
Remember to visit Reentry Net for full calendar listings and new job opportunities!