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Sunday, October 25 • 10:50am - 11:15am
Creating Supportive Re-entry Ecologies for Criminalized Persons

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Given that the United States is the world's leader in incarceration with 2.2 million people locked up, not enough attention has been given to the estimated 12 million people who cycle through the county jail systems each year. The War on Drugs era resulted in dramatic growth in incarceration for drug offenses. Currently, 1 in 3 Black men and 1 in 6 Latinos have a lifetime likelihood of imprisonment, while the incarceration rate of Native Americans is 38 percent higher than the national average. These disproportionately impacted populations often cycle in and out of our communities with few opportunities for jail-based reentry services since most efforts focus on prisons. Lisa Calderon of Community Re-entry Project will explore opportunities to create supportive jail-to-community environments, examine the environments and relationships that promote mass incarceration, and share what is necessary to transform jail and community systems to create “safe, healthy, and facility-wide climates that prioritizes education, provides the conditions for learning, and encourages the necessary behavioral and social support services that address the individual needs” consistent with correctional educational guidelines promoted by the Department of Education.


Lisa Calderón

Community Re-Entry Project
Lisa M. Calderón is the Director of the Community Reentry Project in Denver where she supervises six staff who work on behalf of formerly incarcerated persons for their successful transition back into the community. She is an adjunct faculty member for CU Denver’s Ethnic Studies... Read More →

Sunday October 25, 2015 10:50am - 11:15am MDT
Humanities 1B50

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