Back to School: The Challenges of Parenting Post-Incarceration
More than 2.7 million children in the U.S. currently have an incarcerated parent, and 10 million children experienced this at some point in their lives. The incarceration of an individual affects people who are often referred to as “hidden victims” - people impacted but rarely considered when sentences are imposed and receive little to no support from the criminal justice system that uproots their lives. People like the child of a parent sentenced to incarceration, partners and spouses, family members - biological or not - and communities devastated by mass incarceration. All experience the impact, the pain, the harm, and the trauma.
Host Patricia Ramjohn, director of Alternatives to Incarceration and Family Services Programs at The Fortune Society, discusses the issues with attorney Buta Biberaj.
Both Sides of the Bars is a discussion driven show that examines the criminal justice system from various perspectives, including those most impacted by the Criminal Justice System. It discusses critical questions about how the current system works, its intersections with Social Justice and...
Host Andre Ward and guest Jeffrey Abramowitz discuss the importance of hiring people previously involved in the justice system, not only as a mean of opportunity for those formerly incarcerated, but as an advantage for the companies that open the doors to them.
Host Andre Ward holds a conversation with Fortune Society President & CEO JoAnne Page about the fight for Criminal Justice during 2021 and the road ahead.
Host Andre Ward talks with guest Judith Whiting, general counsel for the Community Service Society, a Manhattan-based anti-poverty non-profit, about the importance of automatic expungement for people with histories of involvement in the criminal legal system. Automatic expungement is fundamental to...