B7: Preventing Homelessness for Justice Involved Women
October 29, 20184:00 pm - 5:15 pm
Jackie Weaknecht, Jennifer Lopez, Carolyn McKenna, Reverend Michelle Simmons
Throughout this workshop, we will look at the underlying dynamics that connect trauma and housing instability and how a cross system approach can support women in successfully re-entering and contributing to the community. Come and hear about two different programs, including the challenges and necessary steps in creating a trauma informed partnership between the justice system and service providers, to ensure justice-involved women achieve long-term stability, prevention of recidivism, housing security, and financial self-sufficiency.
Moderator: Jackie Weaknecht, Program Manager PA Commission on Crime and Delinquency, Office of Criminal Justice System Improvements
Speakers: Jennifer Lopez, Deputy Chief, Chester County Adult Probation, Parole and Pre-trial Services; Carolyn McKenna, Director of Development, Home of the Sparrow; Reverend Michelle Simmons, CEO/ President, Why Not Prosper