Justice system reform has captured the attention of the American public. While the discussion generally has focused on sentencing policies, police accountability, and reentry, recent efforts by state court judges, court administrators, and advocates have brought attention to a less-examined but equally significant issue. .
In 2015 alone, 61 coordinated ICAC task forces representing more than 3,500 federal, state and local law enforcement and prosecutorial agencies conducted more than 54,000 investigations that resulted in the arrest of more than 8,500 individuals.
Americans are conditioned to view victims and incarcerated people as two separate if not mutually exclusive categories. As two attorneys privileged to work on the front lines of criminal justice policy reform, each in fellowships designed to build bridges and elevate the voices of impacted communities, we understand the need to address these oversimplified notions.
She uses her background in law and public administration to award and monitor funding to support programs that protect children from abduction, abuse and internet crimes.