The Academy for Justice at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University, and the Office of the Arizona Governor, Doug Ducey, are together sponsoring the Summit on Reentry concerns in our criminal justice system. Though Arizona’s three-year recidivism rate of 39 percent is lower than the national average of 50 percent, those returning to society after prison often lack the resources to establish themselves in the outside world (Wright, K., 2018, Arizona Town Hall, Criminal Justice in Arizona, Phoenix, Arizona). This summit seeks to provide insight on barriers to reentry that inmates face in Arizona and nationally, including reentry successes, failures and where improvements can be made. Topics will range from barriers to housing, employment upon reentry, mental health and drug treatment.
Wednesday, December 4, 2019 - 9:00am to 5:30pm
Downtown Phoenix campus
Beus Center for Law and Society, 111 E. Taylor Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004