The City Club of Cleveland

login Create an Account

catering + rentals

Not a Member?

Our members are champions of free speech. Join today!


Account Login


Forgot Password? Create an Account

Forgot Password

submit Cancel

Update Password


Politics & Public Policy

Re-Entry: Past, Present, and Future

Thursday, March 31, 2016
7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Add to Favorites
"Redemption can be a very powerful motivator when it comes to creating positive change." – Ernie Drain

The question "have you ever been convicted of a felony?" is listed on nearly every employment application in the United States. For the nearly one in three American adults with a criminal record, this question all too often means the door to that particular employer is closed. Without access to viable job training and employment opportunities, many find themselves returning to prison, beginning a vicious cycle of recidivism that can perpetuate in families for generations.

In Ohio, there's been a concerted effort reduce recidivism. In 2015, Ohio Senator Rob Portman and Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy introduced a bill to reauthorize the Second Chance Act which supports re-entry programs. And there are several programs in Northeast Ohio that are making strides in obtaining job training and employment for formerly incarcerated individuals.

Join us for a conversation with local leaders on the past, present, and future of re-entry programs and how we, as a society, can ensure that everyone who wants to work, can work.

Want to know who is speaking next at the City Club? Sign up here.

Free speech, delivered to your inbox.

Want to know who is speaking next at the City Club? Sign up here.


No Thanks, Please don't ask again.


Photo Gallery

1 of 22