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Developing Issues for Formerly Incarcerated Older Adults – A Review

This webinar took place on Tuesday, November 28, 11:00 a.m. PT/2:00 p.m. ET

As part of Justice in Aging’s project focused on formerly incarcerated older adults, launched under our Strategic Initiative to Advance Equity in Aging, this 45-minute webinar reviews three issue briefs focused on developing issues for older adults re-entering communities from the criminal justice system. The first two briefs, Medicare Special Enrollment Period for Formerly Incarcerated Individuals: What Advocates Need to Know and Connecting Formerly Incarcerated Individuals to SSI and Social Security Benefits, have already been released. Timely access to these benefits is critical to ensuring a smooth transition. The third brief will be released in early November and will focus on protections from housing discrimination. Supporting older adults after incarceration, who, as a result of structural racism, are disproportionately older adults of color, is key to advancing equity for older adults.

Justice in Aging thanks AARP Public Policy Institute for its support of this work.

Presenters:
Denny Chan, Managing Director, Equity Advocacy, Justice in Aging
Natalie Kean, Director, Federal Health Advocacy, Justice in Aging
Jennifer Kye, Senior Attorney, Justice in Aging
Trinh Phan, Director, State Income Security, Justice in Aging

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