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December 02, 2021 - Harrisburg, PA

First Lady Wolf Highlights Importance of Mental Health for Justice-Impacted Women

First Lady Frances Wolf hostedWomen In Reentry: Mental Health, the third in a series of virtual conversations between reentry advocates and mental health professionals. The panel discussed the impacts of incarceration on a woman's mental health and the implications they can have on her reentry. They also highlighted active programs that are supporting the mental health needs of justice-impacted women.

Panelists included:

Dr. Dan Jurman, Executive Director of the PA Office of Advocacy and Reform (OAR)

Kelly Evans, Deputy Secretary of Reentry at the PA Department of Corrections (DOC)

Jen Smith, Secretary of PA Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP)

Rev. Dr. Michelle Simmons, CEO and Founder of Why Not Prosper

Jamie Minick, Assistant Branch Manager at Bethany Christian Services/Renew Program