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Criminal Justice Reform: What Local Orgs Are Fighting For
April 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
This forum on reforming the criminal justice system, co-sponsored with the Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, will look at statewide and local Criminal Justice issues that people in our area are working on. Learn about the following: Solitary Confinement Reform, Police Transparency and Statistics,Pretrial Detention Reforms, A Rochester Police Accountability Board, and the 2019 District Attorney Election
Opening Remarks: Simeon Banister, Vice President, Community Programs, Rochester Area Community Foundation
Panelists, Issues and Legislation:
Iman Abid, Director, Genesee Valley Chapter of New York Civil Liberties Union: Police Statistics and Transparency (STAT) Act and Repeal of NYS Civil Rights Law Section 50-a
Kathleen FitzPatrick, Co-Chair, Criminal Justice Task Force of Rochester Alliance of Communities Transforming Society (Roc/ACTS): Humane Alternatives to Long Term (HALT) Solitary Confinement Act
Ashley Gantt, Western NY Organizer, Just Leadership USA and FREEnewyork: Bail, Discovery and Speedy Trial Reform Bills and the 2019 District Attorney Election – role and discretionary powers of a DA.
Pastor Wanda Wilson, Executive Committee, Police Accountability Board Alliance (PABA): Community campaign for a strong Police Accountability Board.Information for getting involved and advocacy actions will be provided.