Institute for Community Justice Looking for Families to Participate in Reunification Program

February 11, 2020

 

The Institute for Community Justice is beginning a pilot program for Family Reunification, and they are looking for families who would like to participate.

 

This program will provide a safe space for families to work through stressors related to incarceration. It will consist of free weekly family mediation sessions that last five weeks for people in re-entry and their chosen family.

 

"Family" is any any important person that has been supportive or whom a participant wishes to communicate with better. Multiple family members are encouraged to participate in this program as well.

 

They will focus on using family therapy techniques to build two-way empathy and understanding of the challenges faced both by the person in re-entry and by that person’s family as a result of incarceration to help facilitate happier, healthier relationships.

 

Their pilot program will consist of 6-8 families and is open to any participant above the age of 18 who has been impacted by mass incarceration.

 

If you’re interested in referring clients to this program, please come to the information and registration session, or forward this to your clients who might like to participate with their families.

 

They are hosting the information and registration session on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 from 11am to 12pm.

 

Please email Marlon MacAllister at mmacallister@fight.org to confirm your attendance or if you have any questions.

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