C.L.I.C.K. for Justice and Equality is an agent of change alerting our social community of injustices and inequalities among the underserved, disadvantaged, and disenfranchised individual or group. A disadvantaged or disenfranchised person or group is anyone who is socially, culturally, and politically deprived of or oppressed from life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Change takes place through our legislative body of Senators and State Representatives, not from the Judicial bench.
June 30, 2013
National Reentry Resource Center Newsletter, June 28, 2013
In This Issue...
What Works In Reentry Clearinghouse Update — "Champions of Change" for Children of Incarcerated Parents — Justice Reinvestment in Idaho — Capitol Hill Briefing on Responsible Fatherhood — Funding Opportunities — Upcoming Events — New Publications — Media Clips
What Works in Reentry: Three New Focus Areas Added to Research Hub
White House Honors "Champions of Change" for Their Work with Children of Incarcerated Parents
On June 12, 2013, the White House hosted the "Children of Incarcerated Parents Champions of Change" event, honoring 12 individuals dedicated to improving the lives of children with parents in prison or jail. Speakers at the event included Secretary Kathleen Sebelius of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and Deputy Attorney General James Cole of the U.S. Department of Justice, both of whom emphasized the importance of helping incarcerated parents maintain relationships with their children, and lessening the trauma and stigmatization these children often endure. To learn more about the event, click here.
Idaho Launches Justice Reinvestment Initiative
Leaders in Idaho recently held a kickoff event on June 18, 2013 to launch their "Justice Reinvestment Initiative." Idaho Governor C.L. "Butch" Otter joined state leaders to announce the initiative to avert prison growth and reduce recidivism, with the goal of addressing these issues during the 2014 legislative session. To learn more. To learn more, click here.
Capitol Hill Briefing on Responsible Fatherhood
On June 12, 2013, Congressman Danny Davis (D-IL) hosted a briefing called "Responsible Fatherhood: Promoting the Best Interests of Children." Members of Congress and community stakeholders attended the briefing and discussed the promotion of legislation and public policy that improves opportunities for fathers to be connected with their children and families. Others spoke about policies affecting lower income minority families and communities of color, such as TANF Welfare Reform, child support, and criminal justice. To learn more, click here.