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Author Reception 

B.U.I.L.D A Better Life


When Alisa is Not Writing...

...She Is A New Voice in Re-Entry

...She Helps the Justice Involved  

Interactive book reading of Embracing Your Story with the author. Activities are designed to engage the audience whether participants have read the book or not. Complimentary workbook included. 

This workshop highlights strategies that Alisa and her family implemented to improve their lives. The five step process - B.U.I.L.D. will be demonstrated. Complimentary workbook included. 

Launched in 2022, the Center for Re-Entry Excellence (CRE) is Coach Smedley's latest venture. CRE is a virtual platform for justice involved men ages 22-65. Featuring personal development courses, live and recorded training sessions, and mentors, CRE will help men who are returning from incarceration. The four Pillars of the program include Leadership, Citizenship, Scholarship, and Entrepreneurship. For more information visit

Comments from Recent Workshops

With twenty years of experience in facility and community-based corrections, Coach Smedley is a thought leader in the field. As the child of an incarcerated parent, possessing a degree in Criminal Justice, and a course creator for inmate tablets, Alisa has a very unique perspective. Whether presenting at regional or national conferences, or providing staff training, she is a "new voice in re-entry." Visit for more information. 

...And She Speaks to Youth About Criminal Justice


Alisa has been invited to speak in high school classrooms to discuss criminal justice issues. Activities start with an icebreaker called Name That Contraband. From there Alisa shares information about working in criminal justice, what life in confinement looks like, and prevention strategies to stay out of the system. Her topics are very timely for children of incarcerated parents. Alisa's hands on activities engage students as they examine prison food options, calculate the cost of phone calls to loved ones, and measure the dimensions of a typical prison cell. In a light hearted manner, Alisa facilitates discussion about serious topics. 


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