People returning to the community from jail or prison, or those who have criminal records, often face numerous barriers to securing safe, stable, affordable housing. Housing is vital to successful reentry and for efforts to end homelessness. When homeless service providers understand how the criminal justice system works they can develop more effective partnerships and better serve people who are experiencing homelessness or those who are at risk. Watch our webinar on the topic
On Sept. 14 at 2 p.m. the Alliance is hosting a Reentry 101 webinar. Experts from the criminal justice system will cover: the basics of the criminal justice system, reentry and how they intersect with homeless service systems; typical pre-release services and discharge planning; how community supervision works, and how homeless service providers can work better with their local criminal justice and reentry providers.