Innovations and Resources

Criminal Legal System Convening

The Criminal Legal System Initiative held our second annual convening on May 19, 2022, Interrupting Cycles of Harm: Housing Strategies and Supports for Criminalized Survivors of Domestic Violence and Human Trafficking

This convening sought to bring together cross-system partners to share perspectives on the role that housing can play in perpetuating or ending cycles of harm for criminalized survivors of human trafficking and domestic violence - with speakers from MISSSEY, Coalition Against Trafficking in Women, Home Free, Morgan Hill Police Department, National Housing Law Project, and Newark Community Street Team.

 
 

The Criminal Legal System Initiative held our inaugural convening on March 30, 2021. Attendees with lived and professional experience with housing, homeless, and criminal legal systems joined virtually across more than 20 counties nationwide.

 

The convening sought to:
 

  1. Highlight emerging cross-sector strategies to improve housing access and prevent homelessness for people impacted by the criminal legal system;                                                           

  2. Explore approaches to leveraging resources and funding to support these strategies; and.              

  3. Provide opportunities for peer learning, networking, and action planning to identify actionable next steps for attendees’ communities.