Criminal Justice Reform: Developing A Fair & Equitable System for All
Police misconduct. Unfair sentencing. Mass incarceration. Inequality for the formerly incarcerated.
These injustices—and more—demonstrate that the criminal justice system is broken. More than any other group in this nation, African Americans have been brutalized, disenfranchised, and impoverished by different aspects of this system—from law enforcement to penal institutions. As a result, Black Americans continue to face harsh economic, financial, and political realities that include lack of career and entrepreneurial opportunities, disruption to financial security and wealth-building, and above all else, loss of life.
black enterprise has assembled a stellar panel—including those who have spent time behind bars—to thoroughly examine the current state of criminal justice reform and its mistreatment of African Americans. In addition to taking an in-depth look at our institutions, this session will focus on the reintegration of ex-offenders into society and how to remove barriers and stigmas so that they can truly become productive, empowered citizens upon their release. In an environment in which talent is at a premium, providing the formerly incarcerated access to tools, jobs, and capital for a new start is not about sympathy, but it represents a business necessity.
Join our discussion to discover new ways to effectively promote second-chance employment and entrepreneurship, secure voting rights for ex-offenders, and fully engage corporate America in providing equity and opportunity to those who are among the locked out despite paying their debt to society.