ICAN members and other formerly incarcerated leaders to participate in webinar on justice reform
Xavier McElrath-Bey and highlighting four formerly incarcerated individuals — including two members of the Incarcerated Children’s Advocacy Network (ICAN). ICAN, which is comprised of and led by formerly incarcerated youth, is an initiative of the Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth.
This webinar will amplify the growing national movement of formerly incarcerated people changing the narrative about children who commit serious crimes and working toward equal justice through innovative approaches to reform.
The webinar will be from 2 until 3:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday, January 27. In addition to McElrath-Bey, a founder of ICAN, the webinar will feature ICAN member Charleston White, who founded Hyped about H.Y.P.E. (Helping Young People Excel) ; Glenn E. Martin, founder of JustLeadership USA; and James Anderson, program administrator for the Anti-Recidivism Coalition. It is presented by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Defending Childhood initiative in partnership with the Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency and Prevention and Futures Without Violence.
“In today’s era of mass incarceration, extreme sentencing of youth, barriers to successful re-entry, and other challenges in the justice system, there is an emerging awareness that in order to foster meaningful change, we must first learn and utilize the unique insights of those directly impacted,” organizers note in the event flyer.
The webinar, titled Voices of Formerly Incarcerated Leaders: A Growing National Movement, is designed to help participants:
1. Recognize the value of diverse, collective, efforts to humanize the justice system
2. Learn how to get involved and support formerly incarcerated leaders
3. Think of ways that formerly incarcerated leaders can inform their work and advocacy efforts
Space is limited.
Register for the webinar