100 Suits hosted our very first panel at the Black and Puerto Rican Caucus in Albany today. We were truly honored to be sponsored by New York Assembly Members Diana Richardson and Charles Barron.
While criminal justice reform efforts are increasing in New York State, the discussions and decision-making processes have not included the families, who serve time with their loved ones, when incarceration is the punishment meted out. This workshop focused on the re-entry process for incarcerated men and women, highlighted impacted family mobilization, and showcased testimonials from inmates explaining how these various draconian Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (DOCCS) measures are burdening families.
100 Suits for 100 Men was founded in 2011 by Mr. Kevin Livingston that wanted to create a program to address the needs of underprivileged men and women in need of business attire in the New York City area.