Conference: Interdisciplinary solutions to reduce recidivism (17-19 June, Baltimore, US)
College of Public Affairs and Interdisciplinary Action Research Center arrange a three day conference on 17-19 June in Baltimore, United States. The purpose is to invite professionals from different disciplines to engage in conversations to aid social scientists and policy makers in designing sustainable solutions for the world’s vulnerable populations, such as ex-offenders, homeless, veterans and persons with drug addiction. The organisers are looking for European academics and practitioners to participate at the conference.
Ex-offenders confront a myriad of colliding barriers such as inadequate housing options, unsustainable employment, unreliable transportation, untreated mental health challenges, improper childcare, and poor self-esteem. If not addressed these barriers block the successful reintegration in the community and become contributing factors to higher rates of recidivism. Recidivism is a good example of a public policy issue not fully understood because of its multidimensional nature.