Effects of Incarceration on Offenders, Families & Communities
Our country’s practice of mass incarceration has a tremendous impact on offenders, families, and communities. Incarceration disrupts families, the building blocks of our communities. According to a new report released by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Florida has the third largest number of children who have experienced parental incarceration. The purpose of this colloquium is to convene a panel of national and local experts to discuss policies and practices that reform correctional systems; create new opportunities for returning offenders, such as reducing barriers to employment and stable housing; and support families while a parent is incarcerated.
The featured panel presenters are Marc Mauer, a leading expert on sentencing policy, race, and the criminal justice system; Jamie Fader, a national expert on youth re-entry post-incarceration; Chris Simmons, an expert on prison reform, and Carla Stover, developer of the evidenced-based practice Fathers for Change. Dwayne Smith, USF Senior Vice Provost and Dean, Office of Graduate Studies will moderate the panel and an open discussion after the panel presentation. Community partners will also be available to distribute information on resources available in the Tampa Bay area.
Registration Deadline: Oct. 15, 2016
CE’s will be available for a fee for LCSW, MFT, MHC and Psychologists.
For reasonable accommodations, please contact Patricia Cleveland, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Drs. Carl and Cynthia Hawkins, USF College of Behavioral and Community Sciences, USF Departments of Criminology, Mental Health Law & Policy, Child & Family Studies, Florida Kids Count, Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute.