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Building Bridges of Opportunity

Dismantling the Community-to-Prison Pipeline

A school suspension doubles the likelihood of a student dropping out and triples the chance of juvenile justice involvement. Juvenile incarceration increases the likelihood of ending up in the adult system by age 25 to a 1-in-3 chance. Having a felony record decreases lifetime earnings by 30%. The United States has a pipeline that is decimating communities with disadvantage. How do we respond together to change this trajectory?

What to Expect

A unique one-day learning intensive dedicated to understanding the root causes of the community-to-prison pipeline and developing strategic solutions to dismantle it.

This event brings together faith, education, community, and correctional leaders to create collaborative efforts that will effectively restore and transform our communities of disadvantage to communities of opportunity.  

Registration Details

Building Bridges of Opportunity is limited to 200 participants per location.

The Special Session: Content Expert Training is limited to 30 participants per location. This session is designed for individuals who are responsible for leading change in policy and practices within their organization and who are working collaboratively with other community partners for systemic change.

Registration Fees       

$25 for Sessions 1-3 (Lunch included in fee)
$25 for Special Session: Content Expert Training

Merits

½ CEU offered (5 hours) by the United Methodist Church for Sessions 1-3 and Lunch

Registration for all Building Bridges of Opportunity sessions opens August 1st on Eventbrite.

Venues

Thursday, November 7, 2019
Crossroads Community Church
990 Reading Road, Mason, OH 45040

Friday, November 8, 2019
Bethel International United Methodist Church
1220 Bethel Road, Columbus, OH 43220

Planning Partners

Cincinnati Location

  • WOC All In Community
  • Hamilton County Office of Reentry
  • Ohio River Valley District of the United Methodist Church
  • West Ohio Conference United Methodist Women
  • Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction
  • Ohio Department of Youth Service
  • Four/Seven Ministry
  • Crossroads Community Church (Mason)
  • Zion Global Ministry
  • United Way of Greater Cincinnati
  • University of Cincinnati Criminal Justice Institute
  • Ohio Commission on Fatherhood
  • Governor’s Office on Faith Based and Community Initiatives
  • Ohio Justice and Policy Center

Columbus Location

  • WOC All In Community
  • West Ohio Conference United Methodist Women
  • Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction
  • Ohio Department of Youth Service
  • Ohio Commission on Fatherhood
  • Governor’s Office on Faith Based and Community Initiatives
  • Franklin County Office of Justice Policy & Programs
  • Bethel International United Methodist Church
  • St. Vincent DePaul Vincentian Ohio Action Network & ARCH