Thursday, September 19, 2019, at the Ossining Public Library, 53 Croton Avenue, Ossining, NY 10562
Learn about our panelists:
Advisor – The Parole Preparation Project
Board Member – Sing Sing Prison Museum
With a dedication to children, Ronnine Simmons Bartley started working for the Department of Education in March of 1998. Ronnine has received a Bachelors Degree in Psychology while minoring in Education, and has received a Masters Degree in School Administration and Supervision. Ronnine has served on several boards, including the Sing Sing Prison Museum and advisor, on The Parole Preparation Project. Ronnine has been a part of several initiatives. One involvement for change was meeting at City Hall to offer insight for an initiative supported by the Chancellor’s Office and initiated by the Director of Youth and Development in the NYCDOE to implement policy and procedure to teachers and other staff members when dealing with children whose parents or close family members are incarcerated.
Ronnine was also selected to be a panel participant at the Jacob Burns Film Center, and was also featured on the podcast Death Sex and Money in August of 2017and August of 2018. Ronnine continues to love, support and motivate children, her family members, her “ALINY sister’s” and her “Odds Wives”. Most important, she is a devoted wife and mother.
Director of News Inside
The Marshall Project
Lawrence Bartley is the Director of “News Inside” for The Marshall Project. He holds an advanced degree in Professional Studies from New York Theological Seminary and a B.S. from Mercy College.
He serves as a Board of Directors member for Prisoner Legal Services and Rehabilitation Through the Arts. He also serves on the advisory board for the Parole Preparation Project and Panacea Video. Previously, Lawrence co-founded Forgotten Voices and its successor Voices From Within, which highlights remorse, redemption and alters perception through video presentations.
Claire N. Hurst, LMSW
Director – NavigatingFatherhood Program
Community Credible Messenger Initiative (CCMI)
Claire works with people who are living on the margins of our communities. More recently she has
been working in the restorative justice community in transforming the lives of adolescent incarcerated parents, youth living in state residential facilities returning to family/community and the chronically street, subway homeless. Claire uses healing practices through mentorship with credible messengers who have walked a similar path to her current clients and are able to speak in concrete terms about how they navigated the system, they are currently working through. The mentoring programs provide powerful tools and information for 1) incarcerated dads to begin preparing to reintegrate themselves in the lives of their children and communities and 2) young people returning home and their parents to find their purpose, thereby avoiding the robust school to prison pipeline.