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NAN Newark Tech World to host a panel discussion with the juvenile justice commission featuring elected officials, criminal justice leaders and re-entry experts

Oct 16

The panel will discuss mass incarceration and provide policy prescriptions on re-entry programs for formerly incarcerated people

WHO

Pastor Steffie Bartley, NAN New Jersey Executive Director
Ashley G. Sharpton, NAN Youth Huddle Founder
Former Assemblywoman Mary Previte
Former Assemblyman Alfred Steele
John D’Amico, Chairman, State Parole Board
Sgt. Tim Gallagher, Camden County Prosecutors Office

WHAT

NAN Newark Tech world to hold panel to discuss re-entry programs and services for formerly incarcerated people

WHEN

Friday, October 19, 2018 1-3 p.m.

WHERE

NAN Tech World
400 Hawthorne Ave.
Newark, NJ 07109

BACKGROUND

The New Jersey Juvenile Justice Commission (JJC) will host a statewide Juvenile Conference on Friday, October 19, 2018 beginning at 1:00 p.m. The conference will be held at NAN Newark Tech World, 400 Hawthorne Avenue, Newark, NJ 07109.

The conference entitled, “Let’s Talk About It”, is designed to bring together individuals from the state and local levels to discuss the issues that face juveniles who return home after being in the custody of the Juvenile Justice Commission or another facility.

“Reentry into the community is a critical factor in a juvenile’s long-term success,” said Howard L. Beyer, Executive Director, Juvenile Justice Commission. “In order to prevent juveniles from repeating their mistakes and returning as juvenile offenders or adult inmates, we need to make sure that they are prepared to return home and that they receive support services once they are there. The Juvenile Justice Commission is taking the lead in this collaborative effort to ensure that New Jersey is at the forefront of this national issue.”

“It is essential that all the parties work together to make sure that youth returning home to their communities have the tools and programs at their disposal to help them be successful members of their communities. With the help of our partners, including the New Jersey State Parole Board, the State Police, local law enforcement, social service providers and interested community members at all levels, we can make that happen,” said William Curry, JJC Director of Juvenile Parole and Transitional Services.

Also expected to address the participants are: representative of the Office of the Governor, Assemblywoman Mary Previte, Assemblyman Alfred Steele, State Parole Board Chairman John D’Amico, and Sgt. Tim Gallagher of the Camden County Prosecutors Office.

The conference will conclude with an awards ceremony recognizing JJC staff members who have demonstrated professional excellence and are key partners in communities throughout the state.