Each year, the Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency and our partners in the Washington, DC faith community convene Reentry Reflection 2015 -- a period of observance intended to raise public awareness about the challenges facing men and women returning home from prison. We are very pleased to once again join with the National Alliance of Faith and Justice in sponsoring Justice Sunday™ as the kick-off to Reentry Reflection. It will take place on January 18, 2015, and will be hosted by Rev. Ernest C. Lyles, Senior Pastor at Brighter Day Ministries. We will hold an observance at 8:30am at their A.P. Shaw Campus, 2525 12th Place, SE, and at the 11:00am service at their Congress Heights Campus, 421 Alabama Avenue, SE.
We have a number of additional reentry related events planned during Reentry Reflection, which runs through January and February 2015. We hope to see you at one or more of them.
On February 14, 2015, CSOSA will host a Women's Reentry Forum entitled Lifetime Makeover. It will take place at Temple of Praise, 700 Southern Avenue, SE, from 9:00am to 3:00pm. The Forum will include workshops and speakers geared toward enlightening, empowering and motivating women involved in the criminal justice system.
We especially hope you will join us at our Citywide Reentry Assembly on Thursday, February 19, 2015, at St. Luke Catholic Church Center, 4923 East Capital Street, SE, from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. There, you will be able to learn about our mentoring program and how it has helped to positively transform lives of many CSOSA clients. Many of our mentors and mentees will be there sharing their stories about the challenges they have confronted and overcome. Several of them will be recognized as our Mentors and Mentees of the Year.
We hope that our Reentry Reflection 2015 activities will inspire participants to join us in helping our returning citizens come home and succeed. If you would like to conduct a reentry related activity during Reentry Reflection, please let us know. For more information about Reentry Reflection 2015, please visit our web site at www.csosa.gov, or call (202) 220-5330.
For more information please contact:
Cedric Hendricks, Associate Director
CSOSA Office of Legislative, Intergovernmental,
and Public Affairs
Phone: (202) 220-5440