Across the country, advocates are seeking and obtaining the releases of some individuals from jails and prisons to reduce the incarcerated population and combat the spread and harm from COVID-19. The speed of these releases raises concerns about whether these individuals are prepared, particularly given the COVID-related restrictions that exist in most jurisdictions. What health screening do they receive before leaving? Will they have access to transportation, food, and housing? Should they be required to self-quarantine and how do you prepare them to do this immediately following release? This webinar will address how to make sure that those released are prepared and will have access to means to meet their basic needs during the COVID-19 crisis.
PLEASE NOTE: THIS PROGRAM IS NOT FOR CLE CREDIT.
- Rebekah Almanzar – Social Work Supervisor, New York Legal Aid Society
- Stacey Borden, M.Ed., LADC I, CANS –
Founder/President, New Beginnings Reentry Services, Inc.
- Wendy Petersen – Assistant County Administrator, Pima County, Arizona (invited)
- Kate Vesely – Director of Justice Reform Initiatives, Criminal Justice Reform Unit, Pima County Administration
- Malia Brink (Moderator) – Counsel for Indigent Defense, ABA Standing Committee Aid and Indigent Defendants
Joint Sponsors: ABA Standing Committee on Legal Aid and Indigent Defendants, ABA Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice, ABA Criminal Justice Section
Co-Sponsors: ABA Section of Litigation, ABA Section of State and Local Government Law, ABA Senior Lawyers Division, ABA Commission on Homelessness and Poverty