Each year, the Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency and our partners in the Washington, DC faith community convene Reentry Reflection, 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. We are also delighted that Greater Mt. Calvary Holy Church is the host site for our 2014 kick-off. Our local faith community has long been a source of support and assistance for our returning citizens.
We have a number of reentry related events planned through the month of February. They include community forums, a conference and an awards program.
On February 8, 2014, CSOSA will host a Women's Reentry Forum entitled Lifetime Makeover. It will take place at Temple of Praise, 700 Southern Avenue, SE, from 9:00am to 3:00pm. The Forum will include plenary sessions and creative activities geared toward enlightening, empowering and motivating women involved in the criminal justice system. The public is invited to attend.
We especially hope you will join us at our Citywide Reentry Assembly on Thursday, February 20th, at St. Luke Catholic Church Center, 4923 East Capital Street, SE, 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. Mentors and mentees will be there sharing stories about the challenges they have confronted and overcome. Several will be recognized as our Mentors and Mentees of the Year.
We hope that our Reentry Reflection 2014 activities will inspire you to join us in working to help returning citizens come home and succeed. For more information about Reentry Reflection, please visit our web site at www.csosa.gov.
For more information please contact:
Cedric Hendricks, Associate Director
CSOSA Office of Legislative, Intergovernmental,
and Public Affairs
Phone: (202) 220-5440