JONAH Ex-Prisoners Fundraiser

Announcing Chippewa Valley Ex-Prisoners Organizing’s Inaugural Fundraiser, Tuesday, June 6, 5:00 to 6:30 PM, at First Congregational UCC, in Ingram Hall.
For over 10 years, JONAH (Joining Our Neighbors, Advancing Hope) has been a leader in the Chippewa Valley in the fight to transform our criminal justice system. Through the collaborative efforts of JONAH’s Criminal Justice Reform Team (CJRT) to develop treatment alternatives to incarceration, Eau Claire County has created four treatment courts. These specialty courts save money and save lives by treating the root causes of addiction and crime and restoring those convicted of crimes to responsible and productive citizenship. The CJRT are now joined by Chippewa Valley Ex-Prisoners Organizing (CV EXPO) and broadening their reach.
CV EXPO is a group of individuals who have been impacted by Wisconsin’s criminal justice system. Their membership includes:
People who are incarcerated Citizenswhohavereturnedtoourcommunityfromjail
Individuals who have had contact with the criminal justice system at some point
Community members who have loved ones who are currently or formerly incarcerated
CV EXPO lifts the voices of those who have direct experi- ence with the criminal justice system to the forefront of the movement to end mass incarceration. They share their stories to shed light on the injustices of the penal system and the barriers faced by people with conviction histories. They strive to assist in the reentry of people who are leaving jail or prison so they can achieve the quality of life that all of us seek.
CV EXPO needs your support to: Train leaders
Host public events
Hire a full-time organizer
Provide mentoring and peer support for people re-
leased from Eau Claire County Jail or prison Continue research with UWEC
Print brochures, sustain social media, etc.
Please join us on Tuesday, June 6, at 5:00 PM, at First CongregationalUCC, in Ingram to support the work of CV EXPO.