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Webinar : Reducing Justice System Involvement by Building Healthy Communities

March 26, 2020
Melissa C. Goemann



True youth justice is holistic and starts with giving young people what they need to chart a path for success, not shuffling them into a pipeline of arrests that can stigmatize them for a lifetime, as highlighted in NJJN’s latest policy platform, “Reducing Youth Arrests”. Learn about some of the groundbreaking work that has been happening in California – and can be used in your jurisdiction – to reduce overreliance on arrest and incarceration and invest in our communities.

Join us for a discussion with community leaders Zach Norris, who has developed a new vision of a care-based strategy for public safety, and George Galvis, who draws from personal experience and his indigenous roots to help young people, particularly those involved in the criminal justice system, become community leaders for positive change.

Presenters:

Zach Norris is the Executive Director of the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, author of We Keep Us Safe: Building Secure, Just, and Inclusive Communities, and co-founder of Restore Oakland, a community advocacy and training center that will empower Bay Area community members to transform local economic and justice systems and make a safe and secure future possible for themselves and for their families. In addition to being a Harvard graduate and NYU-educated attorney, Zach is also a graduate of the Labor Community Strategy Center’s National School for Strategic Organizing in Los Angeles, California and was a 2011 Soros Justice Fellow.

For more than two decades, George Galvis has promoted restorative justice and healing to address the violence plaguing Bay Area communities. Co-founder and executive director of Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice (CURYJ, pronounced “courage”), Galvis draws upon his experience and indigenous roots to help young people, particularly those involved in the criminal justice system, become future community leaders.

Register for this webinar here.

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