Join us for the 2019 Strong Voices lecture series, “Models for the Future At Work Today: Successful Strategies in Incarceration & Reentry.” Tickets for March 8, April 5, and May 10 are available on Eventbrite now (please see link below).
- April 5: A panel discussion on “Local Problem-Solving Courts and Jail Programs” with Justices David Denkin (DUI Court), Andy Owens (Drug Court and Veterans Court), Erika Quartermaine (Mental Health Court), and special guest Sarasota County Sheriff Tom Knight. Moderated by Jon Thaxton, Gulf Coast Community Foundation.
- May 10: The Acting Secretary of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Ralph M. Diaz, will discuss the outstanding progressive programs available in the California prison system in “State Solutions.”
With grateful thanks to our sponsors for their support
Community Foundation of Sarasota County “Edward K Roberts Emerging Needs Fund”
The Koski Family Foundation
The Boxser Diversity Initiative
Wendy and Jim Cox
Roberts Hardwood Lumber & Building Supply, Inc.
Robert C. and Pamela Gore Meade and Family
Cadence Bank, NA
Gulf Coast Builders Xchange
Gulf Coast Community Foundation
Monica Waterman, Realtor
Paula Fishman and Jeff Sindelar
Jack and Surry McFaul
Judith Gee, Director, ILT
Bob and Sally Bennett
Olivia and Jeffrey Weinberger
The Herald Tribune Media Group
Law Office of Tracy Pratt
Join us for the 2019 series at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/models-for-the-future-successful-strategies-in-incarceration-reentry-tickets-49152446290.
Strong Voices is held in Spring each year and features national, regional and local experts. In the past five years, we have 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)
Background: 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 is entering its sixth season.
Since its inception, the series has drawn almost 1500 attendees and has featured speakers from state and local governments and over 20 institutions, nonprofits, and universities including University of South Florida, the Urban Institute, and The Rockefeller University. To our knowledge, it is the nation’s only annual lecture series dedicated entirely to prisoner reentry.