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Smart Justice / JA Panel on JJ Reform

  • UConn School of Social Work 38 Prospect Street - Lower Level Hartford, CT, 06103 United States (map)

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Students Against Mass Incarceration welcomes you to

A Conversation on Youth and Criminal Justice Reform in Connecticut

Justice Advisors and Smart Justice Panel Presentation

Thank you for joining our panel presentation! The Connecticut Juvenile Justice Alliance is an organization located in Bridgeport that aims to advocate on behalf of youth who are involved or impacted by the criminal justice system. In the recent years, they have created the Justice Advisors which is a youth lead group who have had direct experience with the criminal justice system and aim to bring youth voices to the table on issues related to criminal justice reform. They are beginning to expand chapters throughout the state. https://www.ctjja.org/meet-the-jas

The American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut (ACLU-CT) Smart Justice are a group of formerly incarcerated individuals who advocate on behalf of criminal justice issues. Their motto “People. Not Prisons” suggests that we shift our criminal justice system from punitive to rehabilitative. https://www.acluct.org/en/issues/smart-justice

11:00 – 11:15am Sign in and Lunch

11:15 – 11:25am Youth Lead the Way: A Call for Community Over Incarceration

11:25 – 11:35am Speaker Introductions

  • Anderson Curtis, Smart Justice Field Organizer

  • Gus Marks-Hamilton, Smart Justice Field Organizer

  • Iliana Pujols, Director, Community Connections (CTJJA)

  • Tiana Krause, Justice Advisor

11:35– 12:30pm Panel Presentation

12:30 – 1:00pm Question and Answer Period

1:00 – 1:15pm Wrap Up and Final Statements

Later Event: March 12
Juvenile Justice Forum