BJA’s Offender Reentry in Indian Country & Native Communities: Transition from Jail to the Community

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Supported by the Bureau of Justice Assistance

Webinar: BJA’s Offender Reentry in Indian Country & Native Communities: Transition from Jail to the Community

Nearly 40 percent of American Indians and Alaska Natives incarcerated on any given day are in jail, whether operated by tribes or other local jurisdictions. Therefore, attending to the unique challenges and opportunities of jail-based reentry is essential to any tribal reentry strategy. This webinar will present the work of the Transition from Jail to Community (TJC) Initiative. The presenters will discuss the implications of the TJC model both for (a) tribes that operate jail facilities and for (b) tribes seeking to improve reentry for members in jails operated outside of tribal jurisdiction. Presenters will discuss resources to assist tribal leaders in both types of work.

Presenters:

  • Jim Barbee (moderator), Correctional Program Specialist, National Institute of Corrections Jails Division
  • Jesse Jannetta, Transition from Jail to Community Initiative Project Director, Urban Institute
  • Kevin Warwick, President, Alternative Solutions Associates
  • Janeen Buck-Willison, Transition from Jail to Community Initiative Evaluation Director, Urban Institute

Date: Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Time: 3:00-4:00 p.m. ET

To Register:
Go to https://nic.webex.com/mw0305l/mywebex/default.do?siteurl=nic&service=6 and click “Register” next to the August 23 “Transition from Jail to the Community.” Once registered, you will receive a confirmation email with information to access the webinar. If you do not receive the confirmation, please notify Jim Barbee, 202-514-0100, jbarbee@bop.gov.

This webinar is sponsored by the Bureau of Justice Assistance in partnership with the National Institute of Corrections. It is the fifth webinar in an eight-part series that is built on the recently released Department of Justice publication, Strategies for Creating Offender Reentry Programs in Indian Country, which provides recommendations and information on promising practices related to offender reentry in Indian country.


This is a National Reentry Resource Center Spotlight Announcement. This announcement is funded in whole or in part through a grant (award number: 2009-CZBX-KO01) from the Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. Neither the U.S. Department of Justice nor any of its components operate, control, are responsible for, or necessarily endorse, this announcement (including, without limitation, its content, technical infrastructure, and policies, and any services or tools provided).

 

 

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