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Criminology assistant professor discusses recidivism reduction in roundtable summit

Chae Jaynes participates in reentry roundtable

Chae Jaynes, PhD participates in a roundtable with other key community stakeholders.

Chae Jaynes, PhD, an assistant professor in the Department of Criminology, participated in the Tampa Bay Reentry & Translational Services Roundtable Summit in Hernando County Monday morning. Hosted by LIFEline and the End Recidivism Project, the summit aimed to find ways to combat the challenges of reentry and focus on opportunities to improve the outcomes of those returning to society after incarceration. The group of panelists, which included local, state, federal, grassroots, and faith-based organizations and formerly incarcerated individuals, discussed ways to decrease recidivism and improve reentry efforts.

Jaynes serves on the board of the End Recidivism Project and is active in the local reentry alliances, including the Pasco County Reentry Alliance and the Hillsborough Ex-offender Reentry Network.

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