Saturday | March 24 | 6-9 p.m. | What is Reentry?
Join the conversation. The ISCNY Reentry Forum Committee invite the CNY community for an evening with guest speakers, open conversation, and Q&A about the Reentry program and the individuals in our community that it serves, supports and uplifts. The event is free, dinner will be served.
Let’s talk about:
- What is reentry & why we have a committee?
- What preconceived ideas do you have about prison?
- Let’s talk about the shame associated with incarceration?
- How can families support their incarcerated loved ones?
- Should Muslims accept an incarcerated muslim?
Downloadable Reentry Forum Flier – Seminar2018
Reentry Forum Committee
The forum extends structure, reinforces Islamic conduct/morals and offers fellowship. Forum volunteers can help assess health, addiction, employment, housing or social service needs and recommend referrals. Open conversation in forum meetings can identify barriers that could prevent a successful return to society.
This forum also serves as a means of removing stigmatization of individuals returning to the Muslim community after incarceration. The Reentry ISCNY Forum seeks to serve as a vehicle to address marginalization, loneliness and, behaviors that lead to recidivism by offering support in an Islamic environment.