About the speaker
Derrick is a Philadelphia native and is passionate about shifting the paradigm and challenging stereotypes. Most recently, Derrick was a 2019 Reentry Think Media Justice Fellow, where he created and told stories about returning citizens that challenge stereotypes and illuminates hurdles to reentry. Derrick has several years of experience as an advocate for criminal justice reform, public and motivational speaker. In addition to serving as a volunteer and mentor for several organizations, Derrick is the Chair of the Professional Mens Group with Menzfit, where he helps formerly incarcerated individuals by connecting them too resources.
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And I said, 'Now that 's what I want to do. I want to learn more about solutions. I want to know how to get people to come together to talk about solutions, not just a problem.' — Derrick Cain
Now I am learning about solutions instead of just constantly saying what the issue is. — Derrick Cain
If you don't have a great support system, the Halfway House is going to send you back to jail. — Derrick Cain
One of the coolest things I've done in Philly was--I returned home. To me, that was pretty cool. — Derrick Cain