As the prison population rapidly ages, older adults reentering our communities after incarceration face significant barriers to reintegrating and living securely. In particular, older adults of color are disproportionately represented in the reentry population, and, due to structural discrimination, are at risk of being unable to access the health and economic security programs that could help them live securely in the community.
In conjunction with our newly launched Reentry Project, Justice in Aging presents this second in a three-part webinar series on reentry issues.
Reentry and Older Adults: Housing will provide information on how advocates serving older adults can ensure that older adults reentering society after incarceration can obtain and keep affordable housing that meets their needs.
Who should attend: Any older adult advocate directly serving older adults or involved in systemic advocacy on behalf of older adults.
There are two more webinars in this three-part series: Part One, Reentry and Older Adults: An Introduction for Advocates Serving Older Adults, will take place October 6. The final webinar, Reentry and Older Adults: Accessing Income and Health Care Benefits, will take place on November 9. Watch for the announcement in coming weeks.
The series will include trauma-informed and culturally competent approaches, insights from reentry advocates with lived experience, and policy recommendations for improving outcomes in housing and public benefits.