Legal Services for Prisoners with Children: Tipping Point May 8-9 FREE Conference Riverside, CA

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Tipping Point 2015 is a free 2 day reentry law conference and community building forum for legal service providers, advocates, community members, and formerly incarcerated people. The first day of the conference will bring expert panelists with a focus on best practices and remedies available to help formerly incarcerated people overcome barriers to reentry. The second day will focus on building stronger communities through meaningful partnerships between formerly incarcerated people and their allies.
May 8, 2015
8:30am-5:00pm
&
May 9, 2015
9:00am-7:00pmDay 1: University of California Riverside
900 University Ave., Hub Room 269

Day 2: Universalist Unitarian Church
3657 Lemon Street
Riverside, CA

6 CLE Credits available (Day 1)
(Transportation stipends may be available for
Qualified Legal Service Providers)

MAY 8 PANELS:
IMMIGRANT JUSTICE AND REENTRY LAW: PROP 47, DAPA/DACA, & BEYOND
Understanding the intersections of immigrant justice and reentry law with a focus on Prop 47 and DAPA/DACA
  • Rose Cahn, Soros Justice Fellow, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area
  • Angie Junck, Supervising Attorney, Immigrant Legal Resource Center
  • Russell Jauregui, Inland Empire Latino Lawyers Association
PUBLIC PROTECTION LAWS THAT UNDERMINE PUBLIC SAFETY: 290 REGISTRANT LEGAL ISSUES
Navigating through housing for people convicted of sex offenses
  • Eliza Hersh, Clean Slate Director, East Bay Community Law Center
  • Laura Arnold, Deputy Public Defender, Riverside County
  • Adam Poe, Staff Attorney, Bay Area Legal Aid
REPRESENTING PEOPLE WITH CRIMINAL RECORDS: INSIGHTS FROM FORMERLY INCARCERATED ATTORNEYS
Considerations every lawyer should make when representing formerly incarcerated people
  • Daryl Atkinson, Senior Attorney/Criminal Justice, Southern Coalition for Social Justice
  • Frankie Guzman, Staff Attorney, National Center for Youth Law
  • Vonya Quarles, Executive Director, Starting Over Inc.
REUNITING FAMILIES: ASSISTING FORMERLY INCARCERATED PARENTS WITH CHILD CUSTODY

family unity

Brenda, her mother, and daughter, Dalilah shown on LSPC’s Family Unity Project page.

CASES
Reconnecting parents and their children

  • Carol Strickman, Staff Attorney, Legal Services Prisoners with Children
  • Holly Leonard, Staff Attorney, Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law
  • Alexis KellyStaff Attorney, Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law
FINES, FEES, & COURT-ORDERED DEBT AS A BARRIER TO REENTRY
Solutions for breaking legal barriers to reentry
  • Theresa Zhen, Skadden Fellow, A New Way of Life Reentry Project
  • Stephanie Funt, Second Chance Legal Clinic Coordinator, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area
  • Noah Zatz, Professor of Law, University of California Los Angeles
MAY 9 COMMUNITY BUILDING FORUM:
9:00am – Continental Breakfast and Opening of the Circle9:30am-11:30am – Expungement & Prop 47 Training and Services

11:30am-12:30pm – Lunch

12:30pm-2:30pm – Participatory Defense: The Concept and Training

2:45pm-4:45pm – Community Engagement Forum Panel and Discussion: Reentry – Where We Are as a County

5:00pm-6:00pm – Spoken Word and Drum Circle

6:00pm-7:00pm – Formerly Incarcerated Comedy

7:00pm – Closing of the Circle

For other questions not covered by registration info, contact Alex Berliner at alex@prisonerswithchildren.org or 415-255-7036, ext. 330.Sponsored by:

Legal Services for Prisoners with Children; All of Us or None; Starting Over Inc.; California Partnership; East Bay Community Law Center