Crime & Punishment Part II:

Incarceration & Reentry

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  1. Program Day Information

Program Day

Date: Wednesday, October 12th
Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Location: Suffolk County House of Corrections, 20 Bradston st. Boston, 02118


Our objectives are to…

  • Objective #1: Understand inequities, challenges, and opportunities related to incarceration and re-entry.
  • Objective #2: Reflect on and discuss what work, resources, and tools are utilized or needed to drive change in the area of incarceration and re-entry.
  • Objective #3: Engage with fellow participants, facilitators, moderators, and/or guests in discussions, networking, and activities.
  • Objective #4: Name how incarceration and re-entry inequities relate to your workplace and what you could do to create a more inclusive organization.


  • 9:00 am Breakfast, Welcome and opening
  • 10:00 – 11:00 Expert Speaker: Charlene Luma
  • 11:00- 12:30 Tour of the Facility
  • 12:30 – 1:15 pm Lunch
  • 1:30-4:30 – Move to Great Boston Food Bank
  • 4:30 Closing
  • 4:30 – Post Program Mingling at Dona Habana!


Additional recommended

Module 8

In Module 8, our facilitator Kevin discusses inclusive communication skills, focused around spheres of influence, with the goals of…

1) reviewing spheres of influence

2) deepening our understanding of how we may identify, broaden, and leverage our spheres for change.


  1. As you watch the video, take notes and pause at the questions
  2. Once you’ve finished the video, share your response to the Post & Share question below as a comment to the pinned post in the YW Boston Connect Group
  3. Post & Share: Choose an area of focus from one of your LeadBoston program days that falls into your circle of concern, and answer the following questions:
    1. How does it intersect with your professional focus and circle of concern?
    2. What do you control, and who or what is within your influence?

Expert Speakers

Charlene Luma, LICSW,

About Charlene Luma, LICSW

Charlene Luma is a native of Boston with over 17 years of experience as a clinical social worker working with high-risk individuals and families. Ms. Luma has committed her career to serving individuals impacted by trauma, violence, and the criminal justice system.  She currently serves as the Chief of Victim Witness Assistance Program at the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office, Commissioner of the Massachusetts Peace Officer & Standards Commission, and adjunct professor in the Boston College School of Social Work. In her previous role, she launched and served as Director at the Boston Trauma Response Team providing trauma response services to those impacted by homicides and violent crimes in Boston.  Her past experiences include managing a program that provides clinical services to court-involved youth & adults, providing therapeutic services to victims of domestic violence, and working as a clinician alongside police officers to provide services to the most high-risk youth in the Boston community.  

Outside of her professional career, Ms. Luma enjoys serving her community through volunteerism.  She has been an active member of the Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts, serving in numerous leadership roles, including board member of the Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts, president of the Young Professionals Network of the Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts, and national secretary on the board of National Urban League Young Professionals. Through her service with various community organizations, Ms. Luma fulfills her passion and commitment to serving her community with volunteerism and philanthropy. 

Ms. Luma has received several recognitions including the 2021 Boston College School of Social Work Distinguished Alumni Award, 2020 National Association of Social Workers Massachusetts Emerging Leader award, 2015 Boston Business Journal’s 40 under 40, and the Boston NAACP Difference Maker award. She is a graduate of YW LeadBoston, the Institute for Non-Profit Management & Leadership Core program at Boston University, the Lewis Family Foundation Strong Leaders program, as well as an alumnus of Boston College receiving both her Master’s in Social Work and Bachelor’s degree in Psychology.