Housing and Justice Webinar: Avoiding Homelessness after Incarceration


April 28, 2020 | 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. EST

Join Abt’s Center for Evidence-based Solutions to Homelessness and experts from the fields of homeless services and criminal justice to discuss evidence on how people reentering society from jails and prisons can avoid homelessness. Stephen Metraux, Ph.D., an expert on how various institutional contexts intersect with homelessness at the University of Delaware, will discuss the effectiveness of reentry programs in securing stable housing for reentering individuals. The topic reflects a recently published literature review Metraux co-authored with other experts from the Center for Evidence-based Solutions to Homelessness. Dana Hunt, Ph.D., an expert in criminal justice research at Abt Associates and a co-author of the review, will moderate a panel discussion among specialists from the fields of homeless services and criminal justice on:

  • Factors critical to the success of reentry programs that averted homelessness.

  • The implications of racial disparities in incarceration for reentry programs.

  • Coordination strategies between the criminal justice system and the homeless services system.

  • Supportive housing vs. other models for securing stable housing and access to behavioral health services.

  • The implications of differences between the jail and prison reentry populations.

Panelists include:

  • Corrin Buchanan, former Deputy Director of the Office of Diversion and Reentry, L.A. County

  • Richard Cho, Ph.D., CEO of Connecticut’s statewide Continuum of Care

  • Toorjo Ghose, MSW, Ph.D., CEO of The Center for Carceral Communities and Associate Professor at University of Pennsylvania

To register, click here.