Thank you to all who attended our first training on people impacted by incarceration. All materials being used in this training can be accessed here.
This was our pilot training, and it was a great success! We are now in the process of creating a Southern California equivalent and a second-part workshop training. If you are an attorney that is interested in presenting at one of the trainings or would like to bring a similar meeting to your area, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Violence Against People in Detention, Institutions and Prison. This panel will address the many cross-sectional issues that come up for people who are in immigration detention, in juvenile facilities and in jails and prisons. This workshop will address the complexity of these issues, including separation from children and family members, exposure to harsh and inhumane conditions, lack of sufficient, and sometimes effective, legal help, racial and misogynistic policies, and issues involving release and obtaining justice. We will address the need to develop an effective and unified strategy across these different forms of unjust confinement given the particularly serious challenges that we anticipate under the Trump Administration.
Ellen Barry, Legal Services for Prisoners with Children
Anoop Prasad, Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus
Frankie Guzman, National Center for Youth Law
Angela Junck, Immigrant Lega
l Resource Center
Harriette Davis, Legal Services for Prisoners with Children
- Finding Housing with a Record or in Reentry: Cutting Edge Legal Issues & Advocacy. Presenters will discuss cutting edge legal issues and places for advocacy for lawyers supporting clients with criminal records or in reentry. The panel will include information on the 2016 HUD guidance regarding non-discrimination and records; advocating for reasonable accommodations for people whose convictions relate to ADA-protected disabilities; best practices for challenging denials to government-assisted housing due to an applicant’s record; and navigating housing barriers for people registered under Cal. Pen. Code Section 290 (also known as the “Sex Offender Registration Act”).
Emily Juneau, Root & Rebound
Deborah Thrope, National Housing Law Project
Adam Poe, Bay Area Legal Aid