Monday, October 16, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM CDT
Add to Calendar 


University of Illinois @ Chicago UIC Student East 
University of Illinois @ Chicago UIC Student East
750 S. Halsted St.
Illinois Room B
Chicago, IL 60607

Driving Directions 


Anthony Lowery 
Safer Foundation 

Safer Foundation 16th Annual CARRE Conference 

The Safer Foundation 16th Annual Council of Advisors to Reduce Recidivism through Employment (CARRE) Policy Conference is a gathering of a cross-functional group of leaders and advocates who come together to develop and implement strategies to reduce recidivism through removing barriers to employment and promoting successful reentry practices.

This year's theme is "Creating Opportunity: Advancing Systematic Social Impact through Advocacy"

Join us for a presentation and conversation with leaders of support groups, community organizations, employment and supportive service nonprofits, government agencies, faith-based groups, civil and human rights organizations, and universities. We will work together with public policy advocates, employers, and legislators to develop and implement strategies that continue to reduce barriers to employment and encourage successful reentry.

 The Agenda

10:00        Registration

10:30        Welcome and Presentation of CARRE Visionary Awards 


Victor Dickson, President / CEO, Safer Foundation

Elgie Sims, ILState Rep., 34th District 
Elaine Nekritz, IL State Rep., 57th District
Julie Biehl, Director, Children & Family Justice Center Northwestern University
Marcus King, Community Outreach Administrator, Illinois Department of Corrections
Marlon Chamberlain, Community Project Manager Heartland Alliance


11:00     Major Reentry Policies in 2017


Courtney Kelledes, Director, Employment Training, Growing Home Inc.
Elgie Sims, IL State Rep., 34th District (SB 1688 - Occupational Licensing)
Camille Lilly, IL State Rep., 78th District (HB 2373 - Sealing Expansion) 
LaShawn Ford, IL State Rep., 8th District (HB 514 - Immediate Sealing) 
Justin Slaughter, IL State Rep., 27th District (HB 698 - IDOC Entrepreneur Education)
Beth Johnson, Director of Legal Programs, CGLA (HB 2373 - Sealing Expansion)


12:00       Conference Break (lunch provided)

12:15        Introduction of Keynote Speaker 

         Sodiqa Williams, Vice President of External Affairs, Safer Foundation

 12:20       Keynote Speech

                 Honorable Amy Campanelli, Cook County Public Defender

12:45       Safer Policy Institute Update

                Asawari Sodhi, Public Policy & Legislative Affairs Coordinator 

12:50      “Advancing Systematic Social Impact through Advocacy” 


  Anthony Lowery, Director, Policy and Advocacy, Safer Foundation


Alejandro M. Aixalá
Executive Director, Cook County Justice Advisory Council
"MacArthur Safety and Justice Challenge" 
Patricia Fron
Executive Director, Chicago Area Fair Housing Alliance
"Just Housing Initiative" 
Aditi Singh
J.D. Research & Policy Fellow, Chicago Appleseed Fund for Justice
"Criminal Justice Debt Project" 
Matthew McFarland
Director, Safer Demand Skills Collaborative
"Advanced Careers Enrichment (ACE Program)"

1:50         Conference Wrap-Up

  Anthony Lowery, Director of Policy and Advocacy, Safer Foundation


The Event Is Free! Space is Limited! Reserve Your Seat Today!

For more information contact: Anthony Lowery (312)-341-8747 | anthony.lowery@saferfounda tion.org