In partnership with The Boxser Diversity Initiative, Project 180 presents the 2020 Strong Voices lecture series, “Celebrating Second Chance Employers.” Tickets may be secured here on our website or at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/celebrating-second-chance-employers-tickets-64387458622.
Strong Voices is held in Spring each year and features national, regional and local experts. Over the past six years, the series has explored
- Barriers to Successful Reentry (2014)
- The Implications of Disadvantage for Crime and Punishment (2015)
- Addiction, Reentry and Recidivism (2016)
- The Prison Experience (2017)
- The Effects of Incarceration and Reentry on the Family (2018)
- Models for the Future at Work Today: Successful Strategies in Incarceration and Reentry (2019)
In 2013, Project 180’s national media audit reflected that prisoner reentry was not a topic of public discourse. In order to bring the issue of prisoner reentry out of the halls of justice and into the public domain, Project 180 began an annual lecture series that enters its seventh season in 2020.
Since its inception, the series has drawn over 1,800 attendees and featured speakers from state and local governments and over 20 institutions, nonprofits, and universities including the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, University of South Florida, the Urban Institute, University of Massachusetts at Lowell, and The Rockefeller University.
To our knowledge, Strong Voices is the nation’s only annual lecture series dedicated entirely to prisoner reentry.