Reimagining: Criminal Justice, Policing, and Security
As we spend this shemita (Sabbatical) year imagining new possibilities for our society’s entrenched challenges, we invite you to a three part series exploring the following questions: What does a truly safe, and truly just, society look like? What courageous conversations are needed to untangle and re-envision the interrelated topics of criminal justice reform, policing, and security?
Join Andy Potter, founder of One Voice and director of the Michigan Corrections Organization, and Ronald Simpson-Bey, a leader in the criminal justice reform movement with JustLeadershipUSA, for a courageous conversation about our nation’s prison system.
One Voice founder and former corrections officer, Andy Potter connected with JustLeadershipUSA’s Ronald Simpson-Bey who is now a leader in the criminal justice reform movement but who served time in MI’s prisons when Andy worked in those same prisons. Both the formerly incarcerated and the former officers know a language, an experience and even a world – the world inside a prison – that most of us won’t ever know. As Andy and Ronald are both trying to bring the voices of those most impacted to the criminal justice reform table, they have taken the bold step of coming together so that their shared experiences can help to transform a broken system.
This first program in the series will focus on national level policy and systems; the second part in the series will explore policing and security in New York City; and the third aspect will be an opportunity for BJ members to engage in small group facilitated conversations about how we address these issues in our own community. Stay tuned for details and dates.