March 25, 2017 - 12:45 pm


Comprehensive Criminal Justice Reform in Massachusetts

Speakers include Sen. Will Brownsberger on the Council of State Governments omnimbus bill, Cassandra Bensahih of Jobs NOT Jails on An Act for Justice Reinvestment, Sen. Ken Donnelly on mental health issues and pretrial reform, Idris Abdullah of Teens Leading the Way on juvenile justice, and Rahsaan Hall of the ACLU-MA’s Racial Justice Program on the racial implications of this season’s proposed legislation.

Networking & registration begin 12:45 p.m.

Panel & discussion with panelists 1:15 – 4:30 p.m.

Action opportunities 4:30-5:00 p.m.

RSVPs to are appreciated but not required.

Refreshments provided.

Organized by the Mass Incarceration Working Group of the First Parish Unitarian Univeralist of Arlington.

Co-Sponsors: Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice, Citizens for Juvenile Justice, Coalition for Effective Public Safety, Criminal Justice Policy Coalition, EMIT, EPOCA, First Unitarian Society of Newton Criminal Justice Advocacy Team, Greater Boston Interfaith Organization, Jobs NOT Jails, League of Women Voters of Arlington and Winchester, NASW-MA Criminal Justice Committee, Prisoners’ Legal Services, Restorative Justice RSVP, Teens Leading the Way, Wicked Sober, Women’s League of Peace and Freedom Boston Branch, and First Parish Arlington’s Racial Justice Coordinating Committee.

Politics of Justice flyer