Building Bridges V: Children of Incarcerated Parents Conference
Sponsored by the IMRP and The Governor William A. O'Neill Endowed Chair in Public Policy and Practical Politics. The purpose of the confereance was to raise awareness of the impact of incarceration on children and their families on a local, state, and national level. Attendees discussed amongst each other the current and potential policy actions aimed at positively impacting children with an incarcerated parent.
Why Drugs Matter: The Impact of Drug Policy on Connecticut's Economy
A forum to discuss the cost and effectiveness of current and potential drug policy in Connecticut amongst policy makers and stake holders. The event featured several Connecticut gubernatorial candidates.
The IMRP, Hartford Public Library and Everyday Democracy hosted a series of neighborhood-based discussion groups throughout Hartford during the month of June 2010. Attendees engaged in intimate, meaningful dialogue surrounding the issue of children with incarcerated parent(s). Following this series of dialogues, attendees created action plans to address the challenges faced by these children, their families, and the community-at-large. The Hartford neighborhoods that participated were: Upper Albany/Clay Arsenal, Frog Hollow/Parkville, and the Northeast.