This year’s conference includes a special focus on Racial Justice, Diversity, and Inclusion Programming. Workshops that will address this overarching theme include [RJ] after the session title.
Thursday, November 1 • 2:15pm - 3:45pm
The Importance of Reentry in Achieving Meaningful Justice [RJ]

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There are many stages in achieving meaningful advocacy throughout the civil legal aid and public defense community. Early access to help and zealous advocacy can significantly increase the chances for a good outcome. The holistic identification of all needs that clients may have that drive them into the care of legal professionals is also known to be the best course of action for a sustainable resolution to legal challenges. But what happens when the “case” is closed and the client moves on to navigating through challenges like taking care of a family, securing a safe and healthy living environment, obtaining employment, and being accepted in the community? Reentry can be the most critical stage for clients. This session will explore the challenges in reentry and provide guidance in how the client community can access services, hone advocacy skills, and navigate through challenges with effective strategies and confidence.


Eddie Ellis

Founder, One by 1
Eddie B. Ellis Jr. is a champion for change. This native Washingtonian is a youth activist and motivational speaker. His lived experience as a former convict provides an insight and depth into his work that allows him to connect with and engage audiences. Mr. Ellis's professional... Read More →

Ronald Simpson-Bey

Director of Outreach & Alumni Engagement, Just Leadership USA
Ronald D. Simpson-Bey is a formerly incarcerated leader working as the alumni associate for JustLeadershipUSA (JLUSA) and a 2015 Leading with Conviction Fellow with JLUSA, coordinating a nationwide network of 388 formerly incarcerated leaders. As a decarceration leader committed to... Read More →

Thursday November 1, 2018 2:15pm - 3:45pm
Tanglewood Westin Galleria, 3rd Level

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