Rethinking Reentry



February 23, 2021 | Noon

Rethinking Reentry

February 23, 2021 | Noon


Cyntoia Brown Long

Author, Speaker, Advocate, Granted Clemency by Gov. Bill Haslam

Charles W. Bone

Founder and Chairman Bone McAllester Norton, PLLC

The event

Rethinking Reentry

Hosted by the Tennessee Journal of Race, Gender and Social Justice

An increasing number of state laws and reentry programs are helping people with a criminal record successfully “reenter” society, thereby reducing recidivism, improving public safety, and saving money. 

But are these efforts enough?

Presentations at this symposium will feature some of the leading experts in the area of reentry.

Our keynote speaker, Cyntoia Brown Long, was once a 16-year-old victim of sex trafficking who was arrested and convicted of killing a man who solicited her for sex.

Event Speakers

Harold Love, Jr., Ph.D.

Tennessee House of Representatives, District 58

Josh Smith

Founder of 4th Purpose, Member of Gov. Bill Lee's Criminal Justice Reinvestment Task Force

Josh Spickler

Executive Director of Just City

Brooke Spivey

2020 Equal Justice Works Fellow, Federal Defender Service of Eastern Tennessee

Chris Martin

Knoxville County Public Defender’s Community Law Office

Yvonne Webb

Volunteer Coordinator, Restore Your Vote

Shanna Singh Hughey

President of Think Tennessee

Carla Laroche

Clinical Professor, Gender and Family Justice Clinic, Florida State University College of Law

Karla Mendez

Reentry Fellow, University of Tennessee College of Law Legal Clinic

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