22nd Annual CARRE Policy Conference

Welcome to our 22nd Annual CARRE Policy Conference on “Building Bridges to Success: Redefining Reentry through Collaboration and Innovation.” In a world where reentry into society post-incarceration poses multifaceted challenges, our conference stands as a beacon of hope and transformative ideas. By fostering collaboration among policymakers, innovators, and community leaders, we aim to reshape the narrative around reentry. Together, we’ll explore innovative strategies, share success stories, and pave the way for a more inclusive and supportive environment for all individuals seeking to rebuild their lives. Join us in this pivotal conversation as we unite to build bridges that lead to a brighter, more equitable future for everyone.

9AM | February 8, 2024 | Malcolm X College

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Each session is designed to provide invaluable insights, foster meaningful discussions, and inspire actionable change. From policymakers to grassroots activists, our lineup represents a diverse array of perspectives, ensuring a comprehensive exploration of the complexities and opportunities within the realm of reentry. Join us as we engage with these trailblazers and collectively chart a path towards a more inclusive and supportive future.

Keynote Speaker & Hon. Danny K. Davis Drum Major for Justice Awardee
Hon. Mario Treto, Jr., Secretary, Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation

Appointed by Illinois Governor JB Pritzker in 2021 as the Secretary of the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Secretary Treto spearheads Illinois' premier regulatory agency with a robust budget of $135 million. His visionary leadership has streamlined licensing processes, enhanced license portability for veterans, and championed diversity, equity, and inclusion across Illinois. A prominent legal figure, Treto's accolades span from his tenure at the University of Chicago to his board leadership roles at Howard Brown Health. Recognized nationally by esteemed organizations such as the International Municipal Lawyers Association and the Hispanic National Bar Association, he continues to make transformative strides in public service and legal realms. Discover more about Secretary Treto's impactful journey

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Practitioner Symposium – Session #1 – 10:40 am to 11:40 am – Building Bridges – Redefining Reentry and Justice

Join us for the opening session of the Reentry Practitioner Symposium, where we will delve into critical issues surrounding reentry, social justice, and economic equity.

Practitioner Symposium – Session #2 – 1:10 pm to 2:10 pm - Honoring Service, Restoring Lives: Innovation and Collaboration in Reentry for Justice-Involved Veterans

Join us for a stimulating presentation examining the unique set of challenges and barriers faced by justice-involved veterans as they navigate pre and post incarceration. The session will take a deep dive into the complex issues and systemic challenges affecting this population and explore innovative policy solutions that redefine the approach used by advocacy and community-based organizations.

Practitioner Symposium – Session #3 – 2:20 pm to 3:20 pm – Unveiling the Secret Sauce – Redefining Process and Cultivating Collaborative Partnerships to Create Innovative Policies

In the final session of the 22nd Annual CARRE Conference Practitioner Symposium, we invite you to join us for an engaging exploration into the “secret sauce” behind successful policy innovation and the cultivation of collaborative partnerships.

Continuing Education Units

Interested in Obtaining CEUs?

Safer Foundation will be sponsoring Continuing Education Units (4 CEUs) for the following licensed fields:
llinois Registered Social Worker CE Sponsor License No. 159.001553
Illinois Psychologist CE Sponsor License No. 268.000130
Illinois Marriage and Family Therapy CE Sponsor License No. 168.000257
Please make sure to provide your name, email, address, phone number and license No. when registering for the conference. For more information regarding receiving CEUs pleas contact Zach Hunsinger at [email protected].

Thank you to our Sponsors

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to our esteemed sponsors whose generous support has made the 22nd Annual CARRE Conference a resounding success. Their unwavering commitment to innovation and excellence in the field has played a pivotal role in advancing our shared mission. As pillars of our community, their contributions have not only elevated the quality of this event but have also strengthened the collaborative spirit that defines the CARRE Conference. Thank you for your dedication to driving positive change, and for being integral partners in shaping the future of our industry.

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