The inaugural Palm Beach County (PBC) Inspiring Change Reentry Summit will give leaders who are committed to criminal justice system reform and social justice the opportunity to share best practices and identify opportunities to collaborate on solutions. Workshops will address topics such as innovative funding solutions, the use of peer specialists in reentry, overcoming barriers, behavioral health care, housing, employment, creating a reentry system, racial diversity, gender responsiveness, evidence-based practices, and juvenile services.
Secretary John Wetzel, chair of the board of directors for the the CSG Justice Center, will be a keynote speaker. Presenters will include CSG Justice Center policy analyst Erica Nelson, who will lead an employment workshop in partnership with Chris Warland, associate director for field building at Heartland Alliance’s National Initiatives on Poverty & Economic Opportunity, and Talmedge Hayes, a program participant at The Lord’s Place. CSG Justice Center Director of Special Projects David D’Amora will also lead a breakout session called “Defining Success.” The event is sponsored by the Harcout M. and Virginia W. Sylvester Foundation and presented by PBC’s Reentry Collaborative with co-chairs The Lord’s Place and the PBC Public Defenders Office
Date: October 3–5
Location: West Palm Beach, Florida