Re-entry Town Hall Highlights

The Re-entry Committee held a town hall on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 called "Re-entry, Crime, and Community Engagement" with over 80 people in attendance.

The facilitator was Caryn York, Policy Associate for JOTF, and the panel included Willie Clements of the Prince George's Dept. of Corrections, Re-entry Service, Matthew Fogg, Retired Chief Deputy US Marshal, and Dr. Gail Parnall, Executive Director of OAR.

The purpose of the town hall was to:

(a) bring more awareness to the needs of the re-entry population in Prince George's County (such as centralized resources, band the box legislation, employment, and the need for a pre-release center).

(b) provide data on who represents us for Public Safety, Criminal and Civil Justice in Prince George's County

(c) provide statistics on who is being released by:

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  Type of Crime

(d) make citizens aware of the Maryland State Commission on Criminal Sentencing Policy and their role in the criminal justice system

(e) talk about some of the racial disparities in the criminal justice system

(f) share information on how to start an effective re-entry program in Prince George's County. PFC Coalition is looking at strategic partnerships with OAR.