With significant national attention to ending mass incarceration and more and more people returning home from prison and jail, now is the time to dramatically reduce barriers to successful reentry.
Trinity, in partnership with the Vera Institute of Justice (Vera) and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, presented Public Housing Access: A Convening on Innovative Reentry Practices, featuring public housing authorities, law enforcement agencies, government officials, practitioners, and researchers, to discuss and highlight innovative reentry practices in public housing. The event included discussions on the importance of public housing for people with conviction histories, lessons from the field, best practices, and opportunities for changes in policy.
Speakers included public housing authorities including the Chair of NYCHA, key criminal justice leaders, and officials from HUD, including Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Lourdes Castro Ramirez.
Video Thumbnail Image: “I Just Want to Come Home” Groundswell © 2015, courtesy of the Vera Institute of Justice