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From Surviving to Thriving: The Second Chance Summit

April 22 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm


Every person deserves a second chance. People who have been incarcerated have already served time for their offenses and should not continue to be penalized once integrated back into society. This is especially true for young people, who may face devastating life-long consequences in terms of their education, employment, health and well-being.
April is Second Chance Month, a commemoration of the dignity and potential of every human. Join FHI 360 along with representatives from local and federal government, employers, workforce development organizations, educational institutions and returning citizens themselves to discuss solutions and best practices for supporting young adults in reentry, education, workforce and employability.
Featured findings: “From Surviving to Thriving: Supporting Transformation, Reentry, and Connections to Employment for Young Adults,” a 2020 report from FHI 360 and the Center for Law and Social Policy
Keynote presentation: Dr. Maysa Akbar, author of “Urban Trauma: A Legacy of Racism” and Founder and CEO of Integrated Wellness Group
Featured speaker: Craig DeRoche, who serves as senior vice president for advocacy and public policy at Prison Fellowship and was featured in the Emmy award winning Netflix documentary “13th” that took an in-depth look at the loophole in the 13th amendment and the intersection of race, justice, and mass incarceration in the United States.
Additional speakers will include representatives from the Council of State Governments Justice Center among many others.
Full agenda coming soon.
Lunch and networking opportunities will be provided. Parking is limited. The Dupont Circle (red line) north exit is about a 10 minute walk.
For questions about this event, please contact [email protected]

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