Kim Kardashian West returned to the White House Thursday to speak at an event promoting efforts to help those leaving prison return to the workforce.
The reality star and activist has been advocating for criminal justice reform issues, and tweeted a video of herself en route to the event.
She was thanked by the president on arrival and sat front row for the event alongside Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner.
The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star then took the stage to announce a ride share partnership where former prisoners are given gift cards so that they can rides to and from interviews.
Kim sat with Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner and was thanked by the president
Kim Kardashian, center, Ivanka Trump, right, and Jared Kushner, left, listen as Trump speaks about second chance hiring and criminal justice reform in the East Room of the White House
Kim, pictured with Ivanka Trump, right, and Jared Kushner, left, met with the president at the White House in May to discuss the case. The following month, he pardoned Johnson
Taking to the stage, alongside the president, Kim said it was ‘a huge honor’ to be at the White House before thanking the president for his ‘compassion’ and help.
She added: ‘To see it come to fruition was just magic.’
She had earlier tweeted to say: ‘I am heading to the White House to speak at the second chance hiring and reentry event’, adding in another tweet that she was ‘honored to be a part of the announcement that the administration and the private sector are stepping up to create opportunities for these men and women to succeed once home.’
Kim said: ‘While I have been able to offer support to some of the individuals I have met, the obstacles to success are an everyday struggle for thousands and more needs to be done.’
Kardashian West has been to the White House several times to discuss criminal justice reform issues and successfully lobbied President Donald Trump to pardon Alice Marie Johnson, who was serving life without parole for drug offenses.
White House officials have been working to make sure that prisoners released early because of the passage of the First Step Act have the tools and jobs they need to successfully adjust to life outside prison.
More than 1,000 federal inmates have had their sentences reduced because of the legislation, according to a recent report by the U.S. Sentencing Commission.
Reality star and activist Kim Kardashian West is returning to the White House for an event promoting efforts to help those leaving prison return to the workforce. She tweeted a video of herself en route to the event Thursday afternoon
Kim joined attorney Brittany K Barnett and has secretly funded the Buried Alive Project, which has helped free 17 inmates who were handed huge jail sentences for low-level drug offences as part of its 90 Days of Freedom project.
Some of Kim’s campaigns have been well-publicized, such as former sex slave Cyntoia Brown, Jeffrey Stringer and Johnson, who spent 21 years in prison for a non-violent drug offense.
Kim helped get Stringer from Miami out of prison after he was locked up for more than two decades for a low-level drug case.
The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star has since registered with the California State Bar to study law to become a fully-fledged lawyer.
Kim must also complete 60 college credits and then work as an apprentice at a law firm in San Francisco with the intention to take the Bar Exam in 2022.
Johnson was sentenced to life in prison in 1997 for committing a first-time nonviolent drug crime in Memphis. Kim first heard about her story from Twitter, and she knew something had to change.
Kim was joined by her teachers and ‘two favorite ladies’ Erin and Jessica. The Kardashians star has since registered with the California State Bar to study law to become a fully-fledged lawyer
Kim met with President Donald Trump at the White House in May to discuss the case. The following month, he pardoned Johnson.
Many convicts are now getting relief under new guidelines signed into law last year by President Trump.
The First Step Act allows some nonviolent offenders to earn credits for good behavior and thus an early release.
The news came just a month after it was revealed that Kim had also offered to pay the rent of Matthew Charles, a former inmate who was released from prison after serving 20 years of his 35-year sentence for non-violent drug and weapon charges.