The CORI Effect: Racial Disparities & Real Solutions

Date(s) - May 24, 2022
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Virtual Event
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Please join us for a virtual panel discussion that explores racial inequities in the criminal justice system and available resources to mitigate their impacts. The panel will be moderated by Bethany Serota, Esq., OWD Deputy Director of Equity & Inclusion, and features the following speakers:

  • Crispin Birnbaum, Access to Justice Fellow, Lawyers Clearinghouse
  • Ventura Dennis, Staff Attorney, CORI & Re-Entry Project, Greater Boston Legal Services
  • Frank Farrow, Executive Director, Mayor’s Office for Black Male Advancement
  • Dr. Rufus J. Faulk, Senior Policy Advisor to Mayor Wu
  • Davo Jefferson, Executive Director, PowerCorpsBOS
  • Taron Tibbs, Program Director, STRIVE Boston
  • Evelyn Velasquez, Case Manager/Employment Specialist, STRIVE Boston 

This event is part of a series of May events designed to create opportunities for residents with CORIs. Learn more at

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