This fourth event of the series will examine ways of Easing Reentry for justice-involved individuals and their families. The event will draw on the experiences and knowledge of panelists from state government and NGOs including the Virginia State Crime Commission, Opportunities, Alternatives and Resources and the Virginia Coalition Against Human Trafficking.
About the Panelists
Senator John S. Edwards graduated from Princeton University, attended Union Theological Seminary in New York, and graduated from the University of Virginia Law School. He currently serves in the Senate of Virginia, having been first elected in 1995. Mr. Edwards is also an adjunct professor at the University of Virginia Law School where he teaches trial advocacy.
Derwin Overton is the Executive Director of Opportunities, Alternatives and Resources, Inc. (OAR). Derwin is currently active with the Northern Virginia Human Services Coalition, Fairfax County Network Against Family Violence, Fairfax County Criminal Justice Advisory Board, Prince William County Fatherhood Initiative, Loudoun County, and more. Mr. Overton is a graduate of Elizabeth City State University.
Sidney McCoy is Policy Counsel with Shared Hope, International’s Institute for Justice and Advocacy. She also serves as the Board President of the Virginia Coalition Against Human Trafficking (“VCAHT”). Ms. McCoy obtained her B.A. from Christopher Newport University and holds her J.D. from Penn State Law. She is licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia and the District of Columbia.
About the Moderator
Claire Dutrow is a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and a Certified Substance Counselor, who has worked in the field since 1989 in a variety of settings. Claire also has a private practice where she meets with couples/families/individuals for outpatient counseling. She is a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church.