Dignity, Racial Justice, and Prosecution

A Conversation

Past Event
Thursday, Jun 6, 2019
4:30 PM — 6:30 PM
Rosa Parks Museum | Montgomery, AL

Just a few years ago, prosecutors' elections occurred without much public attention, discussion of policy positions or, often, even a challenger against the incumbent. But today, the role of the prosecutor has become one of the central topics of discussion in the criminal justice reform movement. Many organizations and individuals operating at the local and national level—too many to name here—have used their influence to advocate for change and made unprecedented investments in the campaigns of reform-minded candidates. Others have convened lead prosecutors to share reforms and lessons learned from their efforts to advance change.

Join the Vera Institute of Justice and John Jay College's Institute for Innovation in Prosecution (IIP) for a conversation on the power of prosecutors—and how prosecutorial reform is vital, possible—and even more crucially—already happening.

Presenters and Panelists:

Karol Mason | President, John Jay College of Criminal Justice; Institute for Innovation in Prosecution Advisory Board Co-Chair

Adam Foss | Founder and President of Prosecutor Impact

Kim Foxx | State's Attorney for Cook County, Illinois

Wes Caines | Reentry and Community Outreach Coordinator, Bronx Defenders

Carla Crowder | Executive Director, Alabama Appleseed

Jamila Hodge | Director of the Reshaping Prosecution program, Vera Institute of Justice