Registration is now open for "Webinar: Unraveling Myths Around Federal Reentry Policies that Affect Your Clients," which will take place December 20 from 1-2:30 p.m.

Practitioners who work with people returning from prison and jail are often confused by the various federal policies that affect their clients’ access to benefits, job opportunities, housing, financial obligations, and more. Join the webinar for this unprecedented opportunity to hear federal officials dispel myths and explain the facts about federal policies pertaining to the reentry population.

The webinar is sponsored by the Federal Interagency Reentry Council, a partnership among 19 federal agencies that is chaired by Attorney General Eric Holder. Staff from Reentry Council agencies will discuss the “Reentry MythBusters,” one-page fact sheets designed to bring clarity and transparency to federal reentry policies. The 22 MythBusters describe federal policies related to housing, access to benefits, veterans issues, employment, and juvenile issues, among others .

This is the first-ever webinar sponsored by the Federal Interagency Reentry Council, which met for the first time earlier this year. Attorney General Holder formed the group to identify federal policy opportunities and barriers to improve outcomes for the reentry population; promote federal statutory, policy, and practice changes that focus on reducing crime and improving the well-being of formerly incarcerated individuals, their families, and communities; and leverage resources across agencies that support this population in becoming productive citizens and in reducing recidivism and victimization. To learn more about the Reentry Council’s activities and accomplishments, click here.

In the webinar, agency staff will briefly present the MythBusters and will then field your questions about particular federal policies. We encourage you to review the MythBusters beforehand and prepare questions in advance.

To register, click here.