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Saturday, March 24 • 9:30am - 10:55am
Competing Goals in Local Criminal Justice Reformers

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The Valley Justice Coalition began in the urgent effort to stop the construction of a new jail and stop the expansion of the carceral state. Having won this initial campaign, they have tried a variety of approaches to advocacy at the local level. This workshop will describe divergent opinions and conflicts within the coalition which are representative of divergent interests and goals of criminal justice reform generally, with stories of both success and failures. Workshop participants will have the opportunity to role play some of the different kinds of advocates in their interactions with each other and in conversations with decision makers. Through this, they will gain clarity about how to navigate these conflicts and identify their own preferred advocacy strategies.

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Daniel Barrows

Chair, Valley Justice Coalition
Daniel Barrows has deep experience in building collaborative partnerships with those on the edges of society to work together toward personal and societal healing and growth. For six years, he animated a community of those who have experienced homelessness who teach sustainable living... Read More →

Saturday March 24, 2018 9:30am - 10:55am EDT
Room C