Resilience and Possibility of Criminal Justice Reform

Pachamama Alliance

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Resilience and Possibility

Join Pachamama Alliance Co-founder Lynne Twist for this Resilience and Possibility Conversation with criminal justice policy experts and reform advocates Louis Reed and Erin Haney.

At a time when people everywhere are waking up to the reality that we must change the way society operates in order to bring forth a thriving, just, and sustainable world, this conversation will explore the concept of defunding the police as a way to reallocate resources to build a world that aligns with our values.

Both guest speakers played key roles in the passage of the First Step Act in 2019, which was the most significant criminal justice reform legislation in the United States in years, and continue to bring together leaders impacted by the criminal justice system with unlikely allies spanning the political divide to push for criminal justice solutions.

About the Speakers

Louis ReedLouis Reed is the National Organizer for #cut50, a bipartisan effort to cut crime and incarceration across all 50 states. He holds degrees in criminal justice and psychology, and served as Director of the Mayor’s Office for Reentry Affairs in Bridgeport, CT, an office that he conceptualized based on his own reentry experience following incarceration.

Erin HaneyErin Haney is the National Policy Director at REFORM Alliance, working to dramatically reduce the number of people who are unjustly under the control of the criminal justice system, and Senior Legal Counsel at #cut50. She spent 10 years representing indigent individuals on death row in California. and worked as a Deputy Public Defender in San Francisco.