STUDENT CAUCUS EVENT: Reflecting on & Advocating for Our Growing Population of Incarcerated Elders

February 14, 2018
12:15 pm - 1:45 pm
Social Work Building, 1255 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10027, ROOM C06

Cosponsored by the Criminal Justice Caucus & Aging Caucus
Free and open to the public; Livestream available; registration required.


Dave George (MSW’16), Associate Director, Releasing Aging People in Prison/RAPP Campaign

Melissa Tais (MSW’20), Communications Specialist, Osborne Association, and Member of RAPP

About the Event

Release Aging People in Prison/RAPP is an independent grassroots project that works to end mass incarceration and promote racial justice by getting elderly and infirm people out of prison. The number of people aged 50 and older in New York State, where RAPP was founded, has risen more than 98 percent since 2000; it now exceeds 10,000—nearly 20 percent of the total incarcerated population.

At this event, CSSW alumna Dave George (bio), who serves as RAPP’s associate director, and current student Melissa Tanis (bio), a member of RAPP, will discuss the problems older prisoners face as well as the related issue of parole reform—the topic of another upcoming criminal justice event, with research scientist Vincent Schiraldi, on March 7 (register here).


About ten minutes before the event, go to this link:

All registrants will receive a reminder of this link around 30 minutes before the program starts.


  1. Do not open the link in more than one window or you will hear an echo.
  2. Make sure your speaker volume is turned up.
  3. Type your questions for the speakers into the chat.
  4. Ethernet is more reliable than wifi.

Questions on Livestream?

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