Webinar: Trapped: The Effects of Criminal Debt on Reentry

On September 12, 2013, the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Community Legal Services of Philadelphia, and the Illinois Asset Building Group cosponsored a webinar exploring criminal defendant/prisoner debt in the U.S. and its effects on reentry and asset building opportunities. ACLU attorneys Carl Takei and Eric Balaban discussed recent data on this debt and its impacts on individuals and society at large. Rebecca Vallas, an attorney with the National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives, and Sharon Dietrich, Managing Attorney with Community Legal Services, examined effective programs and policies for mitigating such impacts. For more information, visit http://povertylaw.org/communication/webinars/criminaldebt.