Alternatives to Detention: Success in Our Communities

Saturday, Apr 18, 2015, 3:45 pm

Recognizing that detention is not appropriate for many persons convicted of crimes and for undocumented immigrants, this workshop will examine policies that promote alternatives to incarceration. We will also describe successful community programs that save money and avoid the challenges of reintegration after imprisonment.


Sister JoAnn Persch from the Sisters of Mercy will present on her community-based alternatives to detention program in Illinois which houses and supports undocumented immigrants released from immigration detention.

Nicole D. Porter, Director of Advocacy for The Sentencing Project.


Contributing Sponsors & Partner Organizations