Reimagine Justice

Vera Institute Eleventh Annual Gala

The Fight of Our Lives

Reform Leaders Join Vera to Reimagine Justice

On April 20, justice reform leaders and supporters joined the Vera Institute of Justice for Vera’s 11th Annual Gala, Reimagine Justice

Honorees discussed approaches to criminal justice reform and the future of the movement in a very different federal climate. Samuel David Flores Murillo, a client of Vera’s recently expanded New York Immigrant Family Unity Project (NYIFUP), gave a moving speech about the need for increased support for immigrant families and communities.




Held at Cipriani 25 Broadway, the event honored:

Steven Cohen 
Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer, and General Counsel at MacAndrews & Forbes Inc.

Dannel Malloy 
Governor of Connecticut

Vanita Gupta  
Former Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General and Head of the U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division, and incoming President and Chief Executive Officer of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

Pat Nolan  
Director of the Center for Criminal Justice Reform at the American Conservative Union Foundation

Moderated by:   

Tanya Acker 
Hot Bench, CBS Television Distribution

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Opening Remarks from Nick Turner

President and Director, Vera Institute of Justice

Honoree Panel Discussion

Pat Nolan, Vanita Gupta, Governor Dannel Molloy

Samuel David Flores Murillo

Client, Brooklyn Defender Services, New York Immigrant Family Unity Project (NYIFUP)

Gala Honoree Steven Cohen

Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer, and General Counsel at MacAndrews & Forbes Inc.

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