Each year, the Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency and our partners in the Washington, DC faith community convene Reentry Reflection 2016 -- a period of observance intended to raise public awareness about the challenges facing men and women returning home from prison. We are very pleased to once again join with the National Alliance of Faith and Justice in sponsoring Justice Sunday™ as the kick-off to Reentry Reflection. It will take place on January 17, 2016, and will be hosted by Reverend Dr. Michael T. Bell, Pastor at Peace Baptist Church at 712 18th Street, NE, at the 10:00am worship service.
We have a number of additional reentry related events planned during Reentry Reflection, which runs through January and February 2016. We hope to see you at one or more of them.
On February 13, 2016, CSOSA will host a Women's Reentry Forum entitled Lifetime Makeover. It will take place at Temple of Praise, 700 Southern Avenue, SE, from 8:00am to 3:00pm. The Forum will include workshops and speakers geared toward enlightening, empowering and motivating women on community supervision.
We especially hope you will join us at our Citywide Reentry Assembly on Wednesday, February 17, 2016, at Gallaudet University, Kellogg Conference Center, 800 Florida Avenue, NE, from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. There, you will be able to learn about our mentoring program and how it has helped to positively transform lives of many CSOSA clients. Many of our mentors and mentees will be there sharing their stories about the challenges they have confronted and overcome. Several of them will be recognized as our Mentors and Mentees of the Year.
We hope that our Reentry Reflection 2016 activities will inspire participants to join us in helping our returning citizens come home and succeed. If you would like to conduct a reentry related activity during Reentry Reflection, please let us know. For more information about Reentry Reflection 2016, please visit our web site at www.csosa.gov, or call (202) 220-5330.
For more information please contact:
Cedric Hendricks, Associate Director
CSOSA Office of Legislative, Intergovernmental,
and Public Affairs
Phone: (202) 220-5440