The Rutgers University School of Criminal Justice is hosting a conference titled “Homelessness and Prisoner Reentry: Examining Barriers to Housing Stability and Evidence-Based Strategies to Promote Improved Outcomes” on Thursday, June 22, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
The conference, at the Center for Law and Justice at 123 Washington St. in Newark, is presented by the Reentry Coalition of New Jersey and the Volunteers of America, Delaware Valley.
Featured speakers will address a variety of topics, including housing for sex offenders, improving housing for people who have a history with the criminal justice system, and finding housing for people who have spent time in jails or shelters.
Among the speakers will be: Gary Lanigan, Commissioner with the New Jersey Department of Corrections; Jim Plousis, Chairman of the New Jersey State Parole Baord and Chuck Richman, Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs, and Elizabeth Connolly, acting commissioner with the New Jersey Department of Human Services.
For more information about the conference: http://reentrycoalitionofnj.org/2017-conference