Re-entry Events

Re-entry related events created by MCRC Professional Growth Committee.

Legislative Advocacy Training with the ACLU of Indiana


Thursday, December 15th 

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM 

We’ll discuss everything you need to know about the Indiana General Assembly, how a bill becomes a law, and how to engage in the legislative process. We will go over legislative victories in Criminal Legal Reform, advocacy strategies, and how to take action. There will also be some time in the end for a short Q&A.

Learning objectives:

  1. An overview of the Indiana General Assembly.

  2. The steps of how a bill becomes a law.

  3. Relay Advocacy Strategies.

Presenter: Katie Blair, Director of Advocacy and Public Policy at the ACLU of Indiana.

Originally from Illiopolis, Ill., Katie Blair received her undergraduate degree in communication and her Master of Public Health from the University of Missouri. She worked as the Director of Activism for Planned Parenthood of Indiana and served as Executive Director for the 51% Club, a political organization aimed at inspiring Democratic women to vote. At the ACLU of Indiana, Katie spearheads the organization’s coalition and legislative work on issues like privacy and surveillance, LGBTQ rights, criminal legal reform, immigrant rights, reproductive justice, and voting rights. She lives in Indianapolis with her wife, Megan, and their three dogs, Stevie Nicks, Jolene, and Willow.


Recorded Webinars

Past webinars created and recorded by MCRC Professional Growth Committee.

Trauma Informed Re-entry Pt. 1

August 19th, 2022

As PTSD becomes more understood, it is important to understand how this impacts justice involved individuals as they begin to transition from one setting to another. Understanding what trauma can be, and what it can look like, can help us work alongside individuals who are more likely to be re traumatized during this transition. This webinar will dive into Trauma-Informed Care practices in the context of re-entry.

Trauma Informed Re-entry Pt. 2

August 19th, 2022

Continuation of Pt. 1 after some technical difficulties. 

Electronic Monitoring in Marion County

May 19th, 2022

A panel of criminal justice professionals speak about the misconceptions and concerns about this form of supervision will be addressed, as well as how the equipment works, rules and regulations for clients under this form of supervision, and common issues associated with electronic monitoring. Three different organizations will present at this session to discuss these topics and how they pertain to their specific departments. There will be a Q & A session at the end for participants to ask questions of the panel. 

Conference on Re-entry Archives

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