Boston, MassachusettsMallory Hanora,
Reflect and Strengthen and Massachusetts Juvenile Justice Task Force on Racial Disparities
Mallory became a member of Reflect and Strengthen in 2004, which helpeddevelop much of her analysis of the juvenile justice system as she witnessedunfair outcomes for young women. She is currently fighting for data collectionand reporting in the juvenile justice system as part of the MassachusettsJuvenile Justice Task Force on Racial Disparities. The task force has been ableto obtain more data from the system than ever before by using the JuvenileJustice and Delinquency Prevention Act federal guidelines to put pressure onthe system. They are using the newly collected data to confront juvenile justice stakeholdersabout racial disparities.
Washington D.C./VirginiaJuan Pacheco
, Barrios Unidos and The Gathering for Justice
Juan was incarcerated in Virginia and struggled to find work after his release,until a friend’s mother told him about a nonprofit that was offering youngpeople a full-time job if they were willing to serve their community. BarriosUnidos provided him “the tools to realize my potential,” he says. He is noworganizing around the Youth PROMISE Act (Youth Prison Reduction throughOpportunities, Mentoring, Intervention, Support, and Education Act). The billis one of the fastest moving bills in Congress. It is also the first time in thehistory of legislation dealing with gangs that a potential law is focusing on prevention, iscommunity-based and focuses on rural areas along with urban.
Attendees to the conference are traveling from the following areas:
Alexandria, VA;Arlington, VA; Aurora, IL; Austin, TX; Aylette, VA; Baltimore, MD; Berkeley, CA; Brooklyn,NY; Chicago, IL; Chula Vista, CA; Daly City, CA; Dorchester, MA; Durham, NC; Elk Grove,CA; Fairfax, VA; Greensboro, NC; Hazel Crest, IL; Herndon, VA; Hollis, NY; Homestead, FL;Houston, TX; Hyde Park, MA; Jackson, MD; Lake Charles, LA; Madison, WI; Marrero, LA;Miami, FL; Milwaukee, WI; New Market, TX; New York, NY; Oakland, CA; Onalaska, WI;Peoria, IL; Philadelphia, PA; Portland, OR; Raleigh, NC; Richmond, CA; San Francisco, CA;Santa Cruz, CA; Seattle, WA; Seffner, FL; Sicklerville, NJ; Tallahassee, FL; Tampa, FL; Tucson,AZ; Washington, DC; Watsonville, CA
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