In March, Impact’s class visited Las Colinas Detention and Reentry Facility for their seminar on Law and Society. The class heard from Sheriff Bill Gore, as well as Rob Smith from Center for Employment Opportunities, which helps formerly incarcerated individuals find employment.
Another presenter was Bishop Cornelius Bowser, who is one of LEAD’s 2019 Visionary Award honorees. He is a faith leader and former gang member, who shared about his work to prevent gang and gun violence.
The cohort heard from Christine Taylor-Brown, Reentry Services Manager for the Sheriff’s Department and learned how Las Colinas has created gender-responsive and trauma-informed reentry services for women before touring the campus.
They also learned about the California Innocence Project, and heard from SDSU Criminal Justice Professor Alan Mobley about Project Rebound and re-integration. Professor Mobley led the class in a reflective exercise about their experience that day.