The Wellness Fair for Justice Involved Families was an event sponsored by the National Reentry Network for Returning Citizens and DC Promise Neighborhood Initiative (DCPNI). Along with CSC, The Mayor’s Office on Returning Citizens Affairs, The Alliance of Concerned Men, Rocketship Public Charter School and others participated. The event was geared towards families that have been affected by involvement with the justice system. Lots of children participated. The most popular stations were the Arts and Crafts room and the healthy, nutritious Smoothie table!
Collaborative Solutions for Communities, (CSC) representatives met with many justice-involved individuals and were excited to share with them the services we provide. The day ended with a panel of young adults discussing their journey returning to society after spending most of their formative years behind bars. They also discussed what it was like to grow up with an incarcerated parent.