Reentry Radio: A Place to Call Home – Episode 3


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

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Keep Listening:
Episode 1: A Place Called Home: Why It Matters
Episode 2: Drilling Down: the Barriers to Housing

Reentry Radio: A Place to Call Home – Episode 2


This episode of Reentry Radio is part two 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 “Drilling Down: the Barriers to Housing Faced by People with Justice System Involvement,” moderated by Richard Cho, Director of Behavioral Health at the Council of State Governments Justice Center, featuring:
Sideya Sherman, Executive Vice President for Community Engagement and Partnerships at the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA)
Liz Gaynes, President and CEO of the Osborne Association
Linda Glassman, Deputy Commissioner at the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA)
Michael Bosket, Deputy Commissioner for Customized Assistance Services at HRA
Matthew Main, Staff Attorney at Mobilization for Justice

The panelists discussed barriers to housing at an individual level, barriers at a programmatic and provider level, and barriers at a policy level.

This episode also features a series of short presentations and discussions surrounding housing models that are proven to work for people with criminal justice histories, led by Erin Burns-Maine, Senior Program Manager at the Corporation for Supportive Housing. Featuring:
Rita Zimmer, Founder and Executive Director of Housing+Solutions
Max Lindemen, Senior Director of Housing at The Fortune Society
Yolanda Johnson Peterkin, Chief of Housing Community Activities at the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA)

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Keep Listening:
Episode 1: A Place Called Home: Why It Matters
Episode 3: Creating a New Paradigm

Reentry Radio: A Place to Call Home – Episode 1


This episode of Reentry Radio is part one 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.

Ann Jacobs, Director of PRI, moderated the first panel featured in this episode, “A Place Called Home: Why it Matters,” featuring:
Jerilyn Perine, Executive Director of the Citizens Housing Planning Council
Ana Oliveira, President of the New York Women’s Foundation
Anthony Thompson, Professor of Criminal Law at NYU law School

The panelists discussed the fundamental values and vision that drive policy related to providing housing and services to justice-involved people.

Read the report

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Keep Listening:
Episode 2: Drilling Down: the Barriers to Housing
Episode 3: Creating a New Paradigm

REENTRY RADIO: CONSEQUENCES FOR COMMUNITIES



The sixth episode of Reentry Radio comes from the April 2015 Occasional Series session on intimate partner violence. Keynote speaker Louisa Gilbert, LMSW and an Associate Professor at the Columbia School of Social Work, presents her research on WINGS, a computerized intervention that address IPV among clients under community supervision. Discussants at the event included Brenda Davis, Aruna Krishnakumar, Virginia Lasoski-Nepa, and Laurie Leitch. The session was moderated by Ana Bermudez, Commissioner of the New York City Department of Probation.

Reentry Radio: Consequences for Communities



The fifth episode of Reentry Radio comes from the March 5, 2015 Occasional Series session on mass incarceration’s consequences on American communities. Keynote speaker Dr. Todd Clear, Provost Rutgers University-Newark presents his research “Predicting Crime through Incarceration: The Impact of Rates of Prison Cycling on Rates of Crime in Communities.” His groundbreaking report explores the question of whether the effects of mass incarceration increases rather than decreases neighborhood crime rates. Dr. Clear is joined in this discussion by Julio Medina, City Councilmember Jumaane Williams, Kate Rubin, and moderator Kevin Barnes-Ceeney.

Reentry Radio: The Global Overuse of Pretrial Detention



The third episode of Reentry Radio comes from PRI’s December 2014 event featuring Martin Schoenteich, author of Presumption of Guilt: The Global Overuse of Pretrial Detention. Mr. Schoenteich’s presentation is followed by comments by David Marshall from the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, and Jose Luis Morin, John Jay College Professor of Latin American Studies. The event was co-sponsored by the Open Society Justice Initiative, United Nations Development Programme, the Master of Arts Degree Program in International Crime and Justice, and the International Criminal Justice Program of John Jay College.

Reentry Radio: Thinking About Racial Disparity



The second episode of Reentry Radio comes from the October 2014 session of the Occasional Series on Research in Reentry. The event featured Dr. Jennifer Eberhardt, Stanford University Professor and a recent recipient of the MacArthur Genius Grant for her work on racial profiling and bias. Dr. Eberhardt is followed by John Jay College Associate Professor Maureen Allwood, John Jay Distinguished Lecturer Marty Horn, and Slate writer Jamelle Bouie.

Reentry Radio: Children of Incarcerated Parents



The inaugural episode of Reentry Radio comes from the September 2014 session of the Occasional Series on Research in Reentry, which focused on children of incarcerated parents. The episode begins with a presentation by Dr. Sara Wakefield, co-author of “The Prison Boom – Mass Incarceration and the Future of American Inequality”. Dr. Wakefield is followed by commentary and discussion by a distinguished panel of experts including Jean Kjellstrand, Tanisha Douglas, Tanya Krupat, and Deborah Sills Iarussi.