National Returning Citizens Virtual Conference 2022

NRCVC 2022 Flyer

What happens after incarceration? Join us Thursday April 21 for the second annual National Returning Citizens Virtual Conference, “Another Chance,” where we will come together to address issues related to reentry that not only disproportionately impact the health and safety of African American communities, but are an urgent priority for our entire nation. Registration is free and open to the public. Participate in one or more of the ten (10) breakout sessions. Listen, learn, and leave inspired with strategies to advocate for true transformative practices in your local, state and national community! Guest sponsors include the Prison Fellowship, the National Alliance for Faith and Justice, and Rebound Employment. 

View the Recorded Conference Here
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Plenary Sessions and Flyer


Justice Sunday 2022

January 16, 2022 — 12 pm to January 17, 2022 — 12 am

This year, the Advisory Committee on Faith and Justice coordinated commemorative efforts by the 400 Years of African American History Commission to engage all generations in the 2022 Justice Sunday Service Around the Clock, a compelling tribute to the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. that started at noon on Sunday, January 16 and ended on 12:01am on Sunday, January 17, the federal holiday designated as the MLK Day of Service. See the full program stream separated by hour with program summaries here!

Ernie Hudson

Calling attention at the top of each hour and throughout to a different pressing societal issue, highly acclaimed actor Ernie Hudson ushered in the virtual participation of a highly diverse level of legislators, national and local faith, civic, organizational, and performing adult and youth leaders in segments dedicated to history, strategy, freedom, non-violence, humanity, education, fairness, respect, sacrifices, rights, equality, and unity. Collectively, participants will encourage 92 acts of service to salute what would have been Dr. King’s age.


2021 Winter Public Meeting

Pursuant to priorities of Public Law 115-102, the 400 YAAHC is pleased to provide this public education presentation on November 15, 2021.

2021 Pen or Pencil Graduation Ceremony

Join guest speaker and inaugural Miss Juneteenth Saniya Gay, the Education Advisory Committee of the 400 YAAHC, and partner, the National Alliance of Faith and Justice, in congratulating our 2020-21 Pen or Pencil mentees of social justice as our 400 YAAHC National Education Ambassadors. These 285 graduates of our sustainable virtual mentoring program have worked hard to get here, and we’re so proud of what they’ve accomplished! 

Click here for the recording of the June 15 ceremony.


National Returning Citizens Virtual Conference 2021

The National Returning Citizens Virtual Conference (NRCVC 2021) in recognition of National Second Chance Awareness Month is a historic event sponsored by the 400 Years of African American History Federal Commission, Prison Fellowship, Catholic Charities USA, and supported by a host of reentry partners across the country. The conference was held on April 24, 2021 as a day of celebration, information sharing, and plenary sessions designed to inform, build coalition, and create awareness of the need to remove the collateral consequences associated with having a felony and identification as a returning citizen.

(click here for the video archive, and here for the conference program)

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Justice Sunday 2021 (click here for a video archive of the full program)

January 17, 2021 — 12 pm to January 18, 2021 — 12 am

This year, the Advisory Committee on Faith and Justice coordinated commemorative our efforts to engage all generations through the 2021 Justice Sunday Service Around the Clock, a compelling tribute to the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. See the full program here.