Presenters: Akiliah Manuel Mills, Lara Mayelian & Allyson Jeffredo
Data shows that once an incarcerated person is released from an institution, the rates of recidivism dramatically decrease if they receive support.
Public libraries are uniquely situated to provide decarcerated individuals a wide range of supports because they are already providing these services to the community. For example:
• Access: to reading materials, computer hardware and software, a quiet and safe place
• Education: computer assistance, literacy, financial literacy classes, vocational, small business
• Community: feeling welcome at the library
In this webinar the presenters will demonstrate a web-based toolkit that includes multi-layered mapping, a reading list, an introduction to initiating partnerships with governmental and nongovernmental agencies and tips for creating programming for decarcerated individuals.
This webinar is sponsored by California Libraries Learn (CALL). CALL is a collaborative project of the California Library Association and the California State Library, and is supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.