This episode of Reentry Radio is the conclusion of a special three-part series about housing access and support for people with criminal justice system involvement.
On October 27, 2016, the Prisoner Reentry Institute (PRI) held a special event in partnership with The Fortune Society, The Supportive Housing Network of New York, and the Corporation for Supportive Housing. This day-long event, Excluded: A Dialogue on Safe, Supportive, and Affordable Housing for People with Justice System Involvement, gathered together a group of speakers and panelists from a variety of fields. Our recommendations were released in our report, A Place to Call Home, and this special podcast series.
This episode features the panel “Creating a New Paradigm,” which tasked speakers with considering new approaches to housing. Laura Mascuch, Executive Director of the Supportive Housing Network of New York, moderated the panel, which featured:
Marta Nelson, Executive Director of the New York State Council on Community Reentry and Reintegration
Trish Marsik, Executive Director of the Mayor’s Task Force on Behavioral Health and the Criminal Justice System
Kristin Miller, Director of the Corporation for Supportive Housing
JoAnne Page, President and CEO of the Fortune Society
Jocelyn Fontaine, Senior Research Associate at the Urban Institute’s Justice Policy Center
The series concludes with “Translating Values Into Action,” a conversation around what can be done to further create and support a system where people with criminal justice system histories can live in safe, affordable, and supportive housing. This panel was moderated by Ronald Day, Associate Vice President of Policy at The Fortune Society, and featured:
Paulette Soltani, Housing & Homelessness Organizer at VOCAL-NY
John Relman, Managing Attorney at Relman, Dane & Colfax
Margaret diZerega, Project Director within the Center on Sentencing and Corrections at the Vera Institute of Justice
Jessica Yager, Executive Director at the NYU Furman Center