Advocates for the rehabilitation of people with criminal records will rally and lobby in Annapolis Thursday for measures that would help released inmates avoid homelessness and assimilate back into their communities.
Two nonprofits, the Job Opportunities Task Force and Healthcare for the Homeless, will mobilize people to join an "I'm for Second Chances" march from Stanton Community Center to Lawyers Mall starting at 9:30 a.m. After a rally at the mall, advocates will spend the day holding workshops, testifying at hearings and visiting lawmakers' office to lobby for legislation aimed at helping ex-offenders reintegrate into society.
Scheduled speakers include Jason Perkins-Cohen, executive director of Job Opportunities; Adam Schneider, community relations coordinator for Health Care for the Homeless,Sen. Catherine Pugh, D-Baltimore; and Del. James Proctor, D-Prince George's.
The Stanton center is located ta 92 W. Washington Ave. in Annapolis.