2017 Symposium on Poverty and Justice Reform slated for Nov. 17

INDIAN RIVER COUNTY – United Against Poverty recently announced that the 2017 Symposium on Poverty and Justice Reform will be held on Nov. 17, at the Richardson Center, Indian River State College, 6155 College Lane, Vero Beach.

Join in on the conversation with national, regional and local speakers and panelists from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Featured topics and speakers include:

  • “Over-criminalization in America,” by Jordan Richardson, Senior Policy Analyst, Koch Institute, Washington, D.C.;
  • “Holistic Defense: A New Approach to Representation,” by Wesley Caines, Reentry and Community Outreach Coordinator, The Bronx Defenders, The Bronx, N.Y.;
  • “Problem Solving Courts and Criminal Justice Diversion,” by The Honorable Cynthia Cox, 19th Judicial Circuit, Fort Pierce;
  • “My Journey from Poverty to Prison to Redemption,” by Frank Loya, Small Business Owner, Tucson, Ariz., and Vero Beach.

A panel discussion will focus on “Implementing Innovative Local Services to Reduce Incarceration and Recidivism.”

Event sponsors are Bridge to Wellbeing and Einstein Bagels. A complimentary continental breakfast will be provided. Registration is free and open to public on Eventbrite.com (Search: 2017 Symposium on Poverty, Vero Beach, FL), call 772-770-0740 or email staci@unitedagainstpoverty.org.

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