A day-long conference called “Transforming Our Criminal Justice System: Engaging Our Community,” organized by the Episcopal Forum of South Carolina, has been rescheduled for Nov. 18.
The event, meant to draw faith-based groups to the debate about criminal justice reform, will run 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Trident Technical College Conference Center, 7000 Rivers Ave., North Charleston.
The Episcopal Forum is working with the Charleston County Criminal Justice Coordinating Council, the City of Charleston’s Illumination Project and faith-based organizations and community partners to mount the program.
The conference will address the historical participation of faith-based groups in social justice issues, including to cover the current criminal justice system, the challenges faced by those living with mental illness, addiction, homelessness, and solutions to reduce the number of re-offenders in high-risk populations.
Speakers include Episcopal Forum President Warren Mersereau, Margaret Siedler of the Illumination Project, former Charleston Police Chief Greg Mullen, Turning Leaf founder Amy Barch and others.
The conference fee is $35, which includes lunch. For full details, and to register, go to www.episcopalforum.com.