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Understanding The Criminal Justice System virtual panel discussion to be held Saturday, Nov. 14

Flint and Genesee County teens and parents are invited to attend Breaking The Chains: Understanding The Criminal Justice System Panel Discussion on Saturday, Nov. 14, 11 a.m. – 12:30 pm or 3 – 4:30 pm. This free virtual panel presentation sponsored by The Ivy House Foundation will challenge youth to practice good decision making while helping them understand the pitfalls of becoming a criminal justice statistic. Five dynamic professionals will discuss their roles in the criminal justice system and provide insight into why you don’t want to be imprisoned. Flint Chief of Police, Terence Green; Former Genesee County Chief Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, Brenda Williams Esq.; 67th District Court Judge, David Guinn (11:00 AM Session Only); 67th District Court Judge, Nathaniel Perry (3 PM Session Only); Probation Agent, Shameca Burr and a returning citizen. The event is sponsored by The Ivy House Foundation.

The Ivy House Foundation is a nonprofit organization established in November 2003 by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Zeta Beta Omega members to provide programs and activities that address and increase public awareness for quality of life issues, while promoting change for the economically disadvantaged in the areas of education, health, civic duty, and family commitments.

Recently, The Ivy House Foundation was selected as the 2020 Genesee District Library Partner in Progress Award. Members respond to community needs whether it is to distribute water, food, duffle bags and other necessities or to collect items for domestic violence survivors. The Ivy House’s signature program “CAP” (College Application Process) provides local high school juniors and seniors with help from members when completing college and scholarship applications. The legacy of serving the economically disadvantaged continues as members work with excellence to alleviate barriers that affect the community they serve.

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