Spotlight Webcast — Rev. Vivian Nixon on Incarceration, Women, and Families
The recent Reconnecting Justice: Pathways to Effective Reentry through Education and Training forum, hosted by the Center for Law and Social Policy, focused on the policies affecting the 650,000 ex-offenders released from prison each year. Incarcerated individuals are disproportionately people of color as well as adults with low educational attainment. Panelists discussed the power of investing in robust education and training opportunities for incarcerated people and ways to connect them to continued education and employment opportunities after their release.
Reverend Vivian Nixon, executive director of the College and Community Fellowship, was a panelist at the forum. Afterward, Rev. Nixon spoke with Spotlight’s Jodie Levin-Epstein on issues of incarceration and how they affect women and families. The interview is broken into three segments below:
Women and Families