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Ready Access: Reentry Services for Decarcerated Populations at your Library

Thursday, May 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Register for this one-hour webinar.

Data shows that once an incarcerated person is released from an institution, the rates of recidivism dramatically decrease if they receive support.

Public libraries are uniquely situated to provide decarcerated individuals a wide range of supports because they are already providing these services to the community. For example:

  • Access: to reading materials, computer hardware and software, a quiet and safe place
  • Education: computer assistance, literacy, financial literacy classes, vocational, small business
  • Community: feeling welcome at the library

In this webinar the presenters will demonstrate a web-based toolkit that includes multi-layered mapping, a reading list, an introduction to initiating partnerships with governmental and nongovernmental agencies and tips for creating programming for decarcerated individuals.

At the end of this one-hour webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Locate a carceral institution near your library
  2. Initiate partnerships using the Ready Access partnership workflow and templates
  3. Market already-existing programming or create new programming using the Ready Access programming workflow
  4. Expand collections and professional development with materials related to incarceration

This webinar will be of interest to: Public libraries: literacy, programming, adult, and youth services staff.

Presented by :: Akiliah Manuel MillsLara Mayelian & Allyson Jeffredo

CALL SPONSORED: CALL is offering a limited number of free seats to California library staff in this Infopeople course. Please use the link above to register for one of these no-cost seats. In order to gain the most impact from learning events sponsored by the CALL grant we ask that all participants engage fully (attend, participate, discuss and share). If you are unable or not willing to agree to this, please be kind and leave a seat or place for someone else.


Thursday, May 26
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Ready Access: Reentry Services for Decarcerated Populations at your Library