Helping formerly incarcerated people adjust to society

L-R:   Panelists  Dr. Vanda Seward, Catrina Prioleau, Wendy Prudencio, William Whitaker, Laurie Parise, and Glenn Martin 

By Isseu Diouf-Campbell

The Center for NuLeadership on Urban Solutions and the Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer hosted a community forum titled “Civic Restoration; A road to workforce development for formerly incarcerated people” on April 15, 2013 at the Adam Clayton Powell Jr. State office Building.

A panel discussion featuring Dr. Vanda Seward of the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision, Catrina Prioleau of the New York Department of Probation, Wendy Prudencio of the New York Department of Labor, William Whitaker of the New York City Commission on Human Rights, Laurie Parise of Youth Represent, and Glenn Martin of the Fortune Society offered tips on how to get one’s “records of arrests and procedure”, how to document discrimination and most importantly how to increase chances of finding a job.

For more information contact the center for NuLeadership on Urban Solutions at 718-484-5879 or visit

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