Opening Reception for Criminal Justice Gallery, "Life After Incarceration"
5th floor, School of Criminal Justice
"Life After Incarceration: Long Shot or Picture Perfect?"
This exhibition provides insight into the lived experience of individuals transitioning from incarceration into communities in Newark. Ten individuals with a history of incarceration were recruited to participate in the study. Each participant received a digital camera and was asked to take photographs to depict his or her experiences with re-entry. Photographs were to depict the challenges of re-entry, resources available in Newark to aid in the transition, and potential solutions to the challenges. Paintings were commissioned as part of the project, to depict some of the major challenges and obstacles that individuals from disadvantaged communities may face in the struggle to function successfully in society.
Organized by the Living Reentry from Inside the Community research study lead by Dr Liliane Windsor, Ph.D., MSW, Assistant Professor, School of Social Work, and Nancy Wolff, Ph.D., Professor and Director, Center for Mental Health Services and Criminal Justice Research. This research was sponsored by the National Institute on Mental Health.
This is the first exhibition to be shown in the Criminal Justice Gallery.
Exhibition will run until January 2013.