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Saturday, November 12, 2016

Workgroup on Collateral Consequences of Convictions to Hold Final Meeting on November 15

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor Larry Hogan's multi-agency workgroup to study the effects of incarceration on former inmates will hold its final meeting on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 from 12-3 PM in the Baltimore City Delegation Room, Room 145, House Office Building, 6 Bladen St., Annapolis, MD 21401. This meeting is open to the public.

The legal and regulatory barriers that ex-offenders face after their release from prison often make it difficult for them to find a job and become productive members of their communities. In December 2015, Governor Hogan issued a directive to create a workgroup to better understand and help alleviate these obstacles to re-entry. Chaired by Judge Alexander Williams, Jr., of the Center for Education, Justice & Ethics at the University of Maryland, the workgroup is made up of 14 members that include representatives from state agencies, nonprofit service agencies, and the university and business community. Provisions for the workgroup were also included in the Justice Reinvestment Act (Chapter 515 of 2016).

From September and October of 2016, the workgroup held stakeholder meetings to gain knowledge and insight about issues that individuals with a criminal record face when re-entering the community. The workgroup will submit a report with its findings and recommendations to Governor Hogan in December 2016.

If you have questions about the workgroup, please contact Madison Getty at madison.getty@maryland.gov or 410-697-9308.

WHAT: Workgroup on Collateral Consequences of Convictions' Meeting

WHERE: Baltimore City Delegation Room, Room 145, House Office Building, 6 Bladen St., Annapolis, MD 21401

WHEN: Tuesday, November 15, 2016 from 12-3 PM

About the Governor’s Office of Crime Control & Prevention

The Governor’s Office of Crime Control & Prevention serves as a coordinating office that advises the governor on criminal justice strategies. The office plans, promotes, and funds efforts with government entities, private organizations, and the community to advance public policy, enhance public safety, reduce crime and juvenile delinquency, and serve victims.

1 comment:

Shavoxjohn said...

The only problem I see with repeat offenders is that the key is not thrown away.