From Our Federal Partners: Unique Housing Needs of Individuals with Criminal Justice Histories Webinar – July 25, 2018
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Homeless and Housing Resource Network (HHRN) is hosting this upcoming webinar to provide insights into client service strategies from someone who has walked in their shoes.
“I can help in my clients’ journey against recidivism… I can be the light that my clients need to a life outside of prison.” – HHRN webinar attendees
Date: Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM – 2:15 PM EDT
Registration: Register for the webinar
Individuals returning to the community from jail or prison must overcome significant barriers in obtaining and maintaining housing in the community. The final webinar of the People with Lived Experience Spotlight Series will discuss strategies for stable housing. The webinar features peers with a history of involvement in the criminal justice system identifying what strategies and supports were most helpful to them in their efforts to obtain permanent and affordable housing:
- Christina Love, Training Project Specialist, Alaska Network on Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault
- Bernadette Richards, Peer Mentor, HealthRIGHT 360, California
- Justin Volpe, Certified Recovery Peer Specialist, Miami-Dade County’s 11th Judicial Criminal Mental Health Project, Florida
- Moderated by LaVerne D. Miller, Esq.
Archived Recordings of the People with Lived Experience Spotlight Series are also available:
- Webinar 1: Achieving Stability and Recovery with SOAR, presented on December 20, 2017
- Webinar 2: Understanding Necessary Supports for Youth at Risk, presented on February 28, 2018
- Webinar 3: The Value of a Peer Workforce in the Homelessness System, presented on May 23, 2018