Statement: Senate Majority and Governor Fail to Act on Kalief’s Law

Statement: Senate Majority and Governor Fail to Act on Kalief’s Law   STATEMENT FROM MELODY LEE, DIRECTOR OF STRATEGY & CAMPAIGNS OF THE KATAL CENTER FOR HEALTH, EQUITY, AND JUSTICE: ““The legislative session concluded last night failing to address New York’s broken speedy trial system. The Governor, Senate, and Assembly have all recognized that this is […]

OUR APPROACH

Katal is mission driven, process oriented, and outcome focused. Our work is informed by community organizing methods and philosophies, draws on public health practices and tools, and is grounded in a racial equity framework. As a state-based strategy hub and collaborative partner, Katal utilizes multiple methodologies to secure practical and lasting change: Develop and execute high-impact […]

Katal Connecticut Update- May 19, 2022

In this issue:
-PROTECT Act Signed into Law
-Upcoming CT Statewide Criminal Justice Reform Call
-We’re hiring – CT Apprentice Community Organizer
-Quotes of the Week

Community Conversation: Harm Reduction in New Haven

Join us Wednesday, July 31 from 6:00 – 7:45 pm at the New Haven Free Public Library (Ives Branch) for a Community Conversation on Harm Reduction in New Haven! During the conversation, we will discuss the history of harm reduction, latest trends in the field and hear from people throughout the city on how to advance health, equity, and justice in […]

CT Statewide Criminal Justice Reform Call

Join us Thursday, March 4th from 11 – 12 p.m. for our CT Statewide Criminal Justice Reform Call via Zoom.us The goals of the Monthly CT Statewide Criminal Justice Reform Call are: Share and Highlight issues, campaigns, and projects that groups are working on to advance statewide reform; Identify ways to align, coordinate, and support […]

COVID-19 in CT Prisons & Jails: #FreeThemNowCT Fact Sheet

As Connecticut continues to confront COVID-19, Governor Ned Lamont and state officials have failed to develop a comprehensive plan to tackle the crisis of the novel coronavirus in jails and prisons. As a result, COVID-19 continues to spread in correctional facilities in Connecticut – and deaths of incarcerated people continues to rise.   Read and download our […]

#LessIsMoreNY Info Session

Last month, lawmakers returned to session where they took up several criminal justice bills in their committees. However, many important criminal justice reform bills that community members have been pushing for were not on the agenda for a vote, including #LessIsMoreNY. As more New Yorkers continue to be locked up for minor technical parole violations, […]

CT Statewide Criminal Justice Reform Call

CT Statewide Criminal Justice Reform Call Join us Thursday, September 3 from 11 a.m. – noon for our CT Statewide Criminal Justice Reform Call via Zoom.us The goals for the monthly CT Statewide Criminal Justice Reform Call: Share and Highlight issues, campaigns, and projects that groups are working on to advance statewide reform; Identify ways […]

Katal New York Update-May 13, 2022

In this issue:
-Monday’s #LessIsMoreNY Town Hall
-Yesterday’s NY Statewide Criminal Justice Reform Call
-Op-Ed by Katal’s Lorenzo Jones
-We’re Hiring – NYC Community Organizer
-Sundiata is Coming Home!
-Quotes of the Week