Reentry and Education: A Policy Perspective Webinar (2/23)



Join us on Wednesday, February 23, 2022, @ 3 p.m. to learn about the policy initiatives needed to expand educational access and ensure educational success for learners continuing or pursuing education post incarceration. During this webinar you will learn from Stephanie Bazell (@StephanieBazell) of the College and Community Fellowship (CCF), Syrita Steib of Operation Restoration (@TheOR_NOLA), Barbi Brown from the Tennessee Higher Education Prison Initiative (@THEInitiativeTN), and Pastor and former PGP student Erich Kussman (@RansomWriters) about the policy initiatives needed to expand educational access and ensure educational success for learners continuing or pursuing education post incarceration. With the pending reinstatement of Pell Grants for the more than 400,000 eligible incarcerated learners, combined with decarceration efforts at the federal, state, and municipal levels, most of those who begin their educational journeys while incarcerated will complete them outside. To do so, they will need support to successfully overcome the challenges that make continuing education post-incarceration difficult. For this reason, the PGP recently joined over 100 people and organizations in the field of prison education in signing a memo, authored by College & Community Fellowship) and the Formerly Incarcerated College Graduates Network, that urges the Department of Education to support education in reentry by providing a regulatory framework for programs serving both incarcerated and formerly incarcerated learners. Panelists will discuss policy initiatives like Banning the Box, standardization of educational programming, housing support, counseling, and financial aid, and help us understand how we can advocate for policy change that supports an education continuum for incarcerated and formerly incarcerated learners.


Feb 23, 2022 03:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)


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