Re-entry Into Society Symposium


2023 Kansas Journal of Law & Public Policy Symposium

"Re-entry into Society: Examining the Barriers Formerly Incarcerated People Face for Successful Re-entry"

Re-Entry into Society Symposium posterFriday, February 10, 2023

9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

8:30 - 9:30 a.m. breakfast and social hour

In-person event | 104 Green Hall

The United States continues to have one of the highest recidivism rates in the world. This year's symposium addresses the challenges formerly incarcerated people face in re-entering society. The program examines current issues surrounding housing access, employment, fines/fees, and financial marginalization. The symposium will host academics, legal scholars, and re-entry court graduates to provide ideas on how to reform the current system.


Speakers

  • Judge Stephen Bough, U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Missouri
  • Mike Fonkert, Kansas Appleseed
  • Lucius Couloute, Assistant Professor of Sociology & Criminal Justice, Suffolk University
  • Emily Salisbury, Associate Professor, College of Social Work, University of Utah, Director, Utah Criminal Justice Center
  • Chidi Umez-Rowley, Deputy Program Director, Counsel of State Governments Justice Center

Schedule

8:30-9:30 a.m. | Breakfast and social hour

9:30-9:45 a.m. | Opening remarks and welcome from Dean Mazza

9:45-10:15 a.m. | Lucius Couloute, Assistant Professor of Sociology & Criminal Justice, Suffolk University

10:15-10:45 a.m. | Mike Fonkert, Kansas Appleseed

10:45-11:00 a.m. | Question and answer

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | Lunch with Dean Mazza and guest speakers

12:00-12:05 p.m. | Afternoon remarks

12:05-12:35 p.m. | Judge Stephen Bough, U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Missouri (accompanied by Elizabeth Walker and Raul Malagon)

12:35-1:05 p.m. | Question and answer for Judge Stephen Bough

1:05-1:15 p.m. | Afternoon break

1:15-1:45 p.m. | Emily Salisbury, Associate Professor, College of Social Work, University of Utah, (Director, Utah Criminal Justice Center)

1:45-2:15 p.m. |  Chidi Umez-Rowley, Deputy Program Director, Council of State Governments Justice Center

2:15-2:45 p.m. | Question and answer

2:45-3:00 p.m. | Closing remarks


Cost

The symposium is free and open to the public, but registration will be required.


Program Accessibility

Closed captioning will be provided during this virtual event. We accommodate persons with disabilities. Please submit your request no later than January 27 to Rebecca Clayton at rclayton@ku.edu or 785-864-2388 TTY: 711.


Symposium Issue

Scholarship associated with the symposium will be published in an upcoming issue of the Kansas Journal of Law & Public Policy.

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