Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry is excited to announce that it will be hosting the inaugural Charles R. See Forum on Re-Entry at the City Club of Cleveland coming up in the next few months! The annual forum, which is endowed thanks to several generous donors, will honor Charles R. See’s 44-years at LMM and bring attention to current issues in the field of criminal justice.

The forum’s namesake, Charles R. See, began at LMM in 1973 where he spent most of his career running the Community Re-Entry program. This innovative program provided services to help individuals re-entering society find stability through job placement, job training, substance abuse treatment, and volunteer opportunities. For many years Community Re-Entry included the award-winning Care Team Program, which partnered formerly incarcerated with seniors to serve as safe escorts, errand runners, and companions.

While Mr. See retired in 2018, his impact on LMM remains. Through an annual event featuring innovative thinkers in the field, this forum will honor Mr. See’s career while continuing to look forward to the policy changes needed to promote equality in the criminal justice system and ensure comprehensive rehabilitation post-incarceration.

Please monitor our website for additional information including the 2019 featured speaker and date. We hope you will be able to join this important conversation.