On June 24th, join us for the launch of our new campaign, “A Chance to Thrive,” created in response to the various obstacles and challenges returning citizens face after returning from incarceration.
Annually, over 3,600 people come home to the District after serving time in prison or jail. Many will have been away for years or decades, and they return to a city radically different from when they were first incarcerated.
Yet when they come home, they are often met with distrust, discrimination, and fear. So many wonder, “when will I have been punished enough?”
Hosted by Thrive DC and Free Minds Book Club & Writing Workshop, “A Chance to Thrive” will feature a panel of three returning citizens sharing their experiences after coming home. This one-hour panel will give event participants insight into what it’s like after release from prison, and offer an opportunity to ask questions to the panelists.
Why do so many people recidivate? Most of us don’t get them a chance to thrive.
Sign up today to learn why everyone deserves a second chance.