The BBA officially kicked off the start of the Community Reentry Readiness Program last Wednesday with a session on sealing CORIs at the Federal District Court. You may remember the success of PILP 9’s Community Reentry Readiness Pilot Program. If not, here’s the deal. Through the Community Reentry Readiness Program, volunteer attorneys deliver civil legal education workshops to federal probations in the CARE/RESTART Program on issues that they may face upon reentry to reduce the risk of recidivism. The pilot program was such a success that the BBA and Federal Court once again teamed up to continue the program.
Last Wednesday, Pauline Quirion (Greater Boston Legal Services) met with the group of probationers to discuss CORI sealing. Each month, volunteers will meet with the probationers to discuss topics, including housing, employment, family law, and others. Stay tuned for more.