FailSafe-Era Preventing Generations of Incarceration

FailSafe-ERA is partnering with Office on Youth and Germanna Community College for its 2019 Spring Forum: “Preventing Generations of Incarceration”.

Over 3,000,000 children are impacted by increased criminal activities and generational incarceration.  Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) have increased trauma and mental health issues for children and their families.

The forum focused on the over three million children impacted by increased criminal activities and generational incarceration that continues to rise. Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES), which include a family member being incarcerated, have increased trauma and mental health issues for children and their families. The reciprocal effect of traumatic events has seen an increase in the generational school to prison pipeline. The forum highlighted the impact of incarceration on our community and families revealing the need for an increased focus on educating professionals. Interactive discussions on what is currently known about the impact of incarceration on families and tools and resources for supporting these children and their families.

March 28, 2019 Agenda

What professionals working with youth can do to reduce generations of incarceration



8:00 – Registration and Breakfast

8:30 – Opening Remarks

8:45 – Guest Presenter

9:30 – Panel:  The Impact of Incarceration on


11:30 – Keynote Presentation

12:30 – Impact of Punitive Measures on


1:30 – Restorative Justice (including Model


2:45 – Professionals’ Toolbox to Increase


4:15 – Closing Remarks

Planners: Danica Baxter (student and returning citizen), Deb Lokrantz (Office on Youth), Kimberly Rodenberg (Germanna), and Juanita Shanks

Keynote Presentation

Mr. Harold Clarke

Director, Virginia Department of Corrections

The American criminal justice system holds almost 2.3 million people in 1,719 state prisons, 102 federal prisons, 1,852 juvenile correctional facilities, 3,163 local jails…Prison Policy Institute, May 2018.


Between November 1, 2016 and November 30, 2017, 386 inmates returned to the Rappahannock Regional Jail with new charges and /or parole violations

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