You are invited to participate in Johnson County’s first-ever Parole Simulation aimed at gaining an understanding of what it is like to re-enter society after being in

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prison or jail. Each year, more than 5,000 citizens return to their communities in Iowa after incarceration.  These individuals face significant challenges including finding housing and employment.      

The Parole Simulation was developed by the U. S. Attorney’s office and will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 18 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. at the Kirkwood RegionalCenter at 2301 Oakdale Blvd. in Coralville.  

Participants assume the identity of a returning citizen who has just been released from prison. They are charged to take care of all their living expenses and court ordered appointments within the month (four 15-minute weeks).  Over the course of the simulation, they will interact with an employment office, clinics, rehabilitation center, transportation office, treatment program, parole officer, court system, bank, driver’s license office, shelter and even a jail.  

This event is not organized by the College of Law, but has been designated as a Lawyers & Leaders event. In order to report your attendance, please e-mail Attendance at one Lawyers & Leaders event each semester is one requirement for membership in the Pro Bono Society.