PRESS RELEASE February 6, 2017 Event




Mission: Launch to Partner with Google, D.C. for a Dialogue on Data, Justice, and Opportunity


WASHINGTON, DC February 2, 2017 – Mission: Launch is pleased to announce a partnership with Google, D.C. for a dialogue around the relationship between data, justice, and opportunities in the criminal justice sector. The event, which will take place on February , 2017 from 10:00 AM-12:00 PM at the Google, D.C. headquarters, will include expert panelists from a variety of sectors: government, private, education, and nonprofit. Topics for discussion include benefits and drawbacks of data in criminal justice decision making, connecting policy to the discussion of collateral consequences, and initiatives dedicated to expanding workforce opportunities for people living with an arrest/conviction record in the United States. This event stems from months of collaboration between veteran re-entry organization, Mission: Launch and Google, which signed the Fair Chance Business Pledge in 2016.


“Kicking off the year with this timely conversation about smart reentry and workforce opportunities with Google is exciting for organization and our network. For nearly 3 years we have convened stakeholders throughout the Washington, DC and Baltimore, MD metropolitan regions to identify opportunities for enhancements in how area residents reintegrate post prison or jail. This event will allow local and national leaders to come and share model practices and industry leading knowledge.” Laurin Hodge, President and Executive Director of Mission: Launch, Inc. The lively panel discussion aims to fuel awareness, discourse, and future partnerships. Registered attendees include professionals for over 8 different industries, students as well as directly impacted individuals.


For more information, Contact LAURIN HODGE, 202-449-4677, [email protected]


Press is invited to attend and should contact Laurin directly as the event is currently on a waitlist and registration is closed. Data, Justice, & Opps Event Registration:


About Mission: Launch, Inc.

Tagline: Technology for social good. Impact through coalition. Stories igniting empathy.

Vision: We envision an America that restores equity and creates sustainable opportunities for fresh starts so that citizens facing barriers due to an arrest and/or conviction record can live out their full potential by rejoining society and contributing in meaningful ways.  

Mission: Accelerate self-sufficiency for Americans facing discrimination due to criminal justice system connections.

Issue Focus: Poverty alleviation, workforce/economic development for disadvantaged individuals due to criminal justice system connections


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