According to the Campaign for College Opportunity, over 1,000 students with prior incarceration are currently pursuing higher education at California’s Community Colleges (CCC), California State University (CSU), and University of California (UC) campuses.
Kenia Miranda-Verdugo (Michelson 20MM Smart Justice Program Manager) and guest panelists Dr. James Binnall, Hector Cervantes, Jennifer Gomez, and Joe Louis Hernandez share their expertise on why formerly incarcerated students should have access to information and resources available on campus that includes:
- mental health services
- food pantries
- parking vouchers
- child support
- computer literacy
- advising department access (including financial aid basic need centers)
- psychological services and community resources
- faculty and staff who have received professional development training
- academic and career counselors
Check out the previous webinar California Best Practices: Students Transitioning from Prison to Campus here.
DR. JAMES BINNALL
Executive Director, Project Rebound, CSU Long Beach
Director, Underground Scholars, UC Irvine
Program Coordinator, UC Irvine, Leveraging Inspiring Futures Through Educational Degrees (LIFTED)
JOE LOUIS HERNANDEZ
Director, Rising Scholars, Mt. San Antonio College
KENIA MIRANDA VERDUGO
Program Manager, Smart Justice, Michelson 20MM
To learn more, visit 20mm.org/smart-justice-best-practices.