2nd Chance Night a Success (2/2019)

March 13, 2019 - 12:42pm

On February 22nd, OpenDoors held Second Chance Night at Renaissance Church. The event was a huge success, with over 100 people in attendance. The event addressed the barriers to employment and housing that a criminal record poses, and discussed the agency's programs intended to help clients overcome those barriers.

Audience members heard from OpenDoors' clients about their experiences surmounting these obstacles through the agency's employment, housing, and 9 Yards programs. A panel discussion about broader reform efforts to address these problems in Rhode Island followed. Peter Neronha, Attorney General, Barry Weiner, DOC, and Luis Estrada, an OpenDoors' Board Member, answered questions on the panel.

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