Getting Out, or Coming Home?

A Michigan Symposium on Prisoner Re-entry and Domestic Violence

Presenters will include experts in criminal justice, corrections, prisoner re-entry, domestic violence, community supervision, batterer intervention, battered women’s advocacy, and faith-based domestic violence support services.

Also speaking at this conference is noted criminal justice activist Dr. Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, who was portrayed by actor Denzel Washington in the 1999 biographical film The Hurricane.



Dr. Rubin “Hurricane” Carter


A two-day invitation only roundtable discussion with representatives from the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) and fourteen states across the country, is scheduled for August 20-21. The roundtable will engage domestic violence forerunners in discussions on promising practices aimed at protecting battered women whose partners are on parole or about to be released from prison. The convening will showcase successful re-entry, release, and parole programs, as well as model programs for victim services and batterer intervention. Field professionals will share solutions that have worked in their states and give invited guests a blueprint for developing successful programs in their own states.

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