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The 'Reentry Reimagined' summit aims to bring together communities and build coalitions to address the challenges faced by those transitioning from incarceration to society and seeking educational opportunities. The sessions will cover essential support areas, including reentry assistance, engagement with affected families and communities, spiritual leaders/advocacy, and strategies for improving access to higher education for incarcerated and formerly incarcerated individuals. Joined by experts and community leaders, the summit seeks to encourage collaboration, knowledge sharing, and the development of a reimagined reentry system with equitable pathways to education and empowerment for those impacted by the criminal justice system.

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Agenda

Explore opportunities and connect with service providers at our reentry program expo!

Irvin Moore is the Community and Education Liaison for the Restorative Justice Initiative at Penn State. Mr. Moore will share his insights about "Life" behind bars and after as a community and spiritual leader on and off campus.

Join us for an insightful panel discussion on community and spiritual leadership in reentry advocacy. Gain valuable perspectives and strategies from experts in the field as we explore the role of community and spirituality in supporting successful reentry.

Join us for lunch and a thought-provoking plenary session exploring the crucial roles of community leadership and allyship in advocating for justice-impacted individuals. Gain insights and strategies to effectively support those impacted by the criminal justice system.

Join us for a dynamic learning forum featuring presentations from two impactful organizations: Amachi and College Behind Bars. Amachi empowers and protects those most vulnerable to the criminal justice system by amplifying youth and family voices, fostering community support, and advocating for equity and justice. College Behind Bars shares the inspiring journey of incarcerated individuals in New York striving to earn college degrees, offering a deeply human perspective on education and transformation behind bars.

Join us for an enlightening learning forum featuring presentations from two distinguished groups: the Penn State Collegiate Recovery Community (CRC) and a panel from Penn State's College of Liberal Arts and College of Education. The CRC, a program of Student Affairs, offers vital support to students in recovery from substance use disorders, fostering a community that promotes holistic wellness and academic success. In the session titled "Access to Higher Education for Justice-Impacted Students," experts will examine policy research and personal narratives to explore the challenges and opportunities surrounding higher education for justice-impacted individuals, with a focus on Pennsylvania.

Join us for a wrap-up session where we'll reflect on key insights, celebrate accomplishments, and chart the course for future action following our summit.

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