POTUS Visits Newark: President Obama Gives Address On Criminal Justice Reform

POTUS Visits Newark: President Obama Gives Address On Criminal Justice Reform

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Tuesday, 03 November 2015
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On Monday, November 2nd, 2015, President Barack Obama traveled to Newark, New Jersey to talk about criminal justice reform and highlight the re-entry process of formerly incarcerated individuals. The President gave his remarks at the S.I. Newhouse Center for Law & Justice at Rutgers University-Newark.

During his address, President Obama announced new initiatives to reform rehabilitation of former inmates. Featured in his administration’s plans: new grants to aid in education, job training, housing, legal and children services. Plus, an initiative to ban the box – eliminating criminal history questions on federal job applications.

Reporters & Producers: Juan Contla, Natalie Caamano, Gentrix Shanga & Silas Kezengwa


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