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June 26 Forum Focuses on Poverty and Criminal Justice System

Post Date:06/11/2019 8:30 AM

An intersection is defined as a common point where two things meet. Understanding the cycle of poverty and the criminal justice system starts with identifying the correlation between the two.

That’s the goal of a free, interactive forum scheduled for 6-8 pm Wednesday, June 26, at Barber Park Event Center, 1502 Barber Park Dr. The event is presented by the Greensboro Criminal Justice Advisory Commission (GCJAC), a City Council-directed group tasked with a wide range of objectives across the justice continuum.

Reserve your seat at this forum by visiting this website.

The event’s discussions will be led by Michelle Gethers-Clark, president and CEO of United Way of Greater Greensboro, and Steve Friedland, senior scholar and professor of law at Elon Law School. Specific topics include how bail and other court fees can affect the cycle of poverty and how the results from the 2017 NC Self-Sufficiency Standard Report relate to this issue. The report identifies how much people need to earn to be able to take care of their household.

Learn more about GCJAC and its monthly meetings on its Web page.