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Media Advisory
February 8 th 2008
Contact:
Oroma Mpi, 212-382-6713

Re-Entry – The Future of Public Safety

When: Tuesday, February 12, 2008; 6:00 p.m.

Where: New York City Bar Association, 42 West 44th Street (between 5 th & 6 th Ave.)

What: A panel of distinguished scholars and practitioners will discuss the necessity and utility of re-entry programs for both prisoners and society as a whole.

Join us for a discussion about the state of re-entry today and how much progress has been made in helping newly released inmates forge viable lives outside of prison.

The panel will also comment on the recently released findings of a Harvard University study by Professor Bruce Western that examines a ground-breaking re-entry program conducted by the Kings County District Attorney’s office during the last seven years.


Speakers:
BRUCE WESTERN
Professor, Harvard University

CHARLES J. HYNES
District Attorney, Kings County

DENISE O’DONNELL
Commissioner, NYS Division of Criminal Justice Services

JEREMY TRAVIS
President, John Jay College

PATRICIA GATLING
Chair, NYC Human Rights Commission

FELIPE VARGAS
Director of Criminal Justice Programs, The Doe Fund, Inc.

This event is free and open to the public.

 

About the Association
The New York City Bar Association (www.nycbar.org) was founded in 1870, and since then has been dedicated to maintaining the high ethical standards of the profession, promoting reform of the law, and providing service to the profession and the public. The Association continues to work for political, legal and social reform, while implementing innovative means to help the disadvantaged. Protecting the public’s welfare remains one of the Association’s highest priorities.

 

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