MBA to co-host MassINC's 'Criminal Justice Reform Coalition Policy Summit' on March 18

Thursday, Mar. 3, 2016
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The Massachusetts Bar Association is proud to co-host MassINC's "The Third Annual Massachusetts Criminal Justice Reform Coalition Policy Summit" on Friday, March 18, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at UMass Boston, 100 Morrissey Boulevard, Boston. Leaders from Massachusetts and beyond are invited to join us for a conversation on the role of cross-agency partnerships. Collaboration is central to nearly every aspect of an effective criminal justice system. This year's summit focuses on three areas where cross-agency partnerships are particularly critical: serving individuals with behavioral health conditions, integrating information systems to enable data-driven decision-making and facilitating successful reentry.

In addition to the policy summit, the Massachusetts Criminal Justice Reform Coalition has partnered with award-winning documentary filmmakers to invite guests to an exclusive advanced screening of "Beyond the Wall," a film following a small community of men released from prison and attempting to rebuild their lives in Lawrence and Lowell. This firsthand view of their struggles offers insights into the challenges ex-offenders face and the support they need from corrections agencies and community-based partners when it's time to come home.