The Faith And Civic Community Join With Local And State Government To Address Issues Of Re-Entry For Ex Offenders!

On February 2, 2012, The San Francisco Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) along with the Third Baptist Church will be hosting a forum to address the challenges surrounding California’s realignment of its criminal justice system and also to discuss opportunities for a collaborative involvement of the faith-based community along with local and state government agencies in establishing, promoting, supporting, and improving reentry programs in underserved communities. The event, which is to be held at Third Baptist Church, 1399 McAllister Street, San Francisco, California, 94117 is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Over 500 persons from throughout the community are expected to attend.

The faith and community leaders of this endeavor invite ALL media and sources of critical information and happenings to a Press Conference concerning this unprecedented event which is also to be held at Third Baptist Church @ 10:00 a.m. this Thursday, one week out from the actual event The theme of this effort is, “REACHING THE OVERLOOKED SO THEY WON’T BE LEFT BEHIND: OPENING PATHWAYS TO PRODUCTIVITY.”

This Thursday’s press conference will be a significant announcement of a change-making occasion in the life of our community on a national as well as local level as Mr. Eugene Schneeberg, Director of the Center for Faith Based and Community Partnerships in the U S Department of Justice will give the keynote address. Also participating will be our Governor, Jerry Brown (tentative), Matthew Cate, Secretary of California Department of Corrections. Panels consisting of law enforcement and community leaders and workers will convene. In addition, former offenders will speak on their experiences in trying to reintegrate into the community after serving their sentences while representatives from the business community will be on hand to lend their voices to this cause.

The event is free and open to the public and WILL NOT require a RSVP. However, should you have any questions regarding the press conference and the event itself please call 346 4426 ext. 212.

For more information, press only:

Rev. Renard Allen, (415) 235-6904 ,


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