UPCOMING CONFERENCE: Making the Invisible Visible: Addressing the Health Needs of the Formerly Incarcerated

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Making the Invisible Visible: Addressing the Health Needs of the Formerly Incarcerated

A conference sponsored by the Spencer Cox Center for Health of St. Luke’s and Roosevelt Hospitals, home of the Coming Home Program for formerly incarcerated individuals.

Wednesday October 9, 2013 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture 515 Malcolm X Boulevard, New York, NY

Registration is free → click here to register

Who should attend

Healthcare providers, mental health professionals, social workers, policy makers and funders concerned with health and criminal justice, parole and probation staff, community based organizations serving the formerly incarcerated.

Conference Topics

  • The Societal Problem of Mass Incarceration: a review of the political, social and economic factors that drive mass incarceration
  • Behind the Bars: firsthand accounts of the experience of incarceration and reentry
  • The Response – Healthcare: a review of the physical and mental health needs among the formerly incarcerated and programs and approaches by health programs to meet these needs
  • The Response – Community Services: a review of the approaches and services developed by community based organizations to respond to the needs of formerly incarcerated individuals
  • A special screening of “THE HOUSE I LIVE IN,” a documentary film about the war on drugs, by Eugene Jarecki


Dr. Khalil Gibran Muhammad · Dr. Victoria Sharp · Dr. Emily Wang · Dr. Kathy Boudin · Dr. Homer Venters · Soffiyah Elijah · Elizabeth Gaynes, JD  · JoAnne Page, Esq.

additional health and policy experts engaged in the development of policies and provision of services for formerly incarcerated individuals TBA


For more information, contact Ilana Sackler-Berner at ivasser[@]chpnet.org or (212) 523-5954