Here in New York, nearly 25,000 people return home from state prisons each year. Formerly incarcerated men and women face tough legal barriers to rebuilding their lives--barriers that contribute to high rates of unemployment, poverty, and increased recidivism.
On May 5, members of the NY Reentry Roundtable invite you to join us as we travel to Albany to advocate for passage of three bills that are critically important for thousands of currently and formerly incarcerated New Yorkers and their families.
On May 5 at 6:00AM sharp, buses will take advocates from CSS to Albany to meet with legislators and their staff. All attendees will be assigned to one of our Advocacy Day teams. Please note that breakfast and lunch will be provided.
Questions about Advocacy Day? Call Gabriel Torres-Rivera at 212.614.5306 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can't join us in Albany? Take action online by urging your state legislator to support The 2015 Advocacy Day Agenda bills listed below. These 3 proposed laws offer smart, cost-effective pathways to a more positive future for thousands of individuals with conviction histories.
The 2015 Albany Advocacy Day Legislative Agenda:
- The Domestic Violence Survivors' Justice Act would--among other common-sense provisions--allow judges greater discretion in sentencing of domestic violence (DV) survivors convicted of crimes directly related to the abuse they suffered, and who pose no threat to public safety.
- The Fair Access to Education Act would end criminal records screenings that unnecessarily restrict access to higher education. The Act affirms the positive, proven role that access to college plays in the successful reintegration into society of people with a past conviction.
- The Humane Alternatives to Long Term Solitary Confinement Act would lessen the use of solitary confinement in New York prisons by improving transparency and creating alternative responses to rule infractions that focus on rehabilitation and treatment.
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New York, NY 10010
|About the NY Reentry Roundtable:||A forum for advocates, service providers, and individuals looking to help strengthen New York's communities by supporting the formerly incarcerated as they transition to life after prison.|
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