Nationally, over 95 percent of people who are sentenced to prison or jail will return back to the community. The Palm Beach County Reentry Task Force is hosting the 2nd biennial Reentry Summit from Wednesday, October 5 through Friday, October 7, 2022, at the Hilton Palm Beach Airport to help people understand the challenges and impacts of reentry into society after incarceration.

Reentry Summit Palm Beach County is a grassroots initiative to bring together people from across the nation to educate, advocate, collaborate, and innovate in support of the collective work of breaking down barriers for people who are creating a new life after incarceration. 

The three-day summit includes 67 speakers from across the nation, including keynote addresses from four inspirational speakers: SaulPaul, Musician with a Message; Stephanie Taylor-Thompson, Field Director - Prison Fellowship; David L. Garlock, Formerly Incarcerated Criminal Justice Reform Advocate & Reentry Expert; and Jayson Williams, former NBA All-Star and Owner of Rebound Holistic Care.  

Workshops and breakout sessions will address a variety of topics including: integration of peer specialists, behavioral health care, housing, employment, creating a reentry system, cultural competency, gender responsiveness, evidence based practices, juvenile services, veteran-specific initiatives and many more related topics. Speakers and attendees will share best practices and identify opportunities to collaborate on reentry solutions and programs.

Tickets to attend the three-day event cost $325 and include a cocktail reception Wednesday evening and breakfast and lunch on Thursday and Friday. For more information or to register, visit: reentrysummitpbc.com

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