february, 2020

28feb8:00 am5:00 pmBarriers to Reentry


Event Details

Hamline University Center for Justice and Law & Mitchell Hamline School of Law present – Barriers to Reentry

This full-day conference will discuss the barriers of reentry formerly incarcerated individuals experienced & explore possible solutions. 5.0 hours of continuing education credits are available.

Our keynote speaker, Reginald Dwayne Betts, transformed himself from a sixteen-year old kid sentenced to nine-years in prison to a critically acclaimed writer and graduate of Yale Law School. He has written three acclaimed collections of poetry.

8:30 – 9:00 am: Registration

9:00 – 10:00 am: Introduction & Overview of the problem
Keith Ellison, Minnesota Attorney General
Dr. Jillian Peterson, Professor at Hamline University
Jon Geffen, Mitchell Hamline School of Law

10:00 – 11:00 am: Impacted Individual Panel with
Moderator Kevin Reese, Voices for Racial Justice
Naomi Gaines-Young, Author
Chris O’Donnell

11:15 – 12:15 pm: Government Panel
John Choi, Ramsey County Attorney
Rep. Raymond Dehn, Minnesota House of Representatives
Paul Schnell, Minnesota Commissioner of Corrections

12:30 – 1:30 pm: Lunch Keynote with Reginald Dwayne Betts

1:45 – 3:15 pm: Solutions panel
Moderator Emily Baxter, Executive Director of We Are All Criminals
Emily Turner, Founder of All Square
Otis Zanders, Ujamaa Place

3:30 – 5:00 pm: Reception – SEEN Exhibit

Continuing Education:
5.0 hours of continuing education is available from the following boards:
MN Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST)
MN Board of Social Work
MN Board of Continuing Legal Education (CLE)
MN Educator Licensing and Board of Teaching

If you have any questions, please email us at cjl@hamline.edu


(Friday) 8:00 am - 5:00 pm CST


Mitchell Hamline School of Law