Conference on Social and Ecological Infrastructure for Recidivism Reduction
Mar 18, 2021, 3:00 PM – Mar 21, 2021, 5:00 PM
New Haven, CT, USA
Registration opens in January 2021
 

Why social and ecological infrastructure for recidivism reduction?

There has been a growing interest in policies, procedures or practices that promote public safety and reduce recidivism. At the same time, local ecological sustainability initiatives are increasingly common in communities across the United States. In recent decades, corrections departments, community-based organizations, and educational institutions have brought these ecological and criminological fields of research, policy and practice together in new ways.

 

This work takes many forms, from institutional sustainability initiatives to community greening, therapeutic horticulture programs, permaculture design, recycling protocols, science courses and green jobs training. Some practitioners have been at work for over a decade growing within the walls of state prisons, county jails, or youth detention centers. Others are building links from prison gardens to land-based careers on the outside, integrating college credits with agricultural training, or working with families of incarcerated loved ones and communities impacted by incarceration. 

 

This national conference will convene researchers, practitioners, community leaders, and policy makers who work at the intersection of correctional programs, community-based interventions and ecological sustainability.  Together we will learn, connect, recharge, and plan. Join us!

 

Event registration

THE EVENT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR MARCH 18-21, 2021.

 SAVE THE DATE!  CONFERENCE UPDATES WILL BE POSTED TO THIS WEBPAGE.

 

Are you interested in understanding, researching, or implementing ecological sustainability initiatives in correctional settings or communities that are impacted by incarceration? The conference promises to be full and engaging 3 days— representing a wide range of topics and approaches to this work. With 28 sessions and 4 plenary panels over the course of 3 days, the conference will be a powerful space to learn and connect. Presenters at the conference will represent 19 states, 19 community-based/ non-profit organizations, 18 colleges/ universities, and 11 governmental agencies/ departments. 

 

THE EVENT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR MARCH 18-21, 2021.  

SAVE THE DATE! CONFERENCE UPDATES WILL BE POSTED TO THIS WEBPAGE.

The event was postponed due to policies of organizations, including Yale University, that have restricted non-essential travel and large gatherings.  For more information, see: https://communications.yale.edu/covid-19-information

 

Logistics

The conference is hosted by the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies,

and it will take place at Kroon Hall (195 Prospect St, New Haven, CT 06511).

 

Sponsors

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Accommodations in New Haven

Travel to New Haven

By Train:  

MetroNorth Railroad and Amtrak make regular stops at New Haven's Union Station.

By Bus:  

Bolt Bus and Greyhound have regular service to New Haven.  

By Plane: 

Go Airport Shuttle and Red Dot Shuttle provide shuttle service from the following nearby airports to New Haven:

- Bradley International Airport in Hartford, CT

- LaGuardia Airport in New York, NY

- JFK International Airport in New York, NY

- Newark Liberty International Airport in Newark, NJ

It is also possible to fly into New York City airports and take Metro North Railroad from Grand Central Station to New Haven's Union Station.

Parking

A map of visitor parking at Yale is available HERE.  Note that paid parking hours are 7:00am to 4:00pm, Monday-Friday for all locations. At all other hours, spaces are free on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Get in Touch

If you have questions about the event please contact the lead conference organizer, Matt DelSesto: delsesma@bc.edu

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