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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]

As ct legislature convenes for 2021, impacted people & community groups call on lawmakers to cut correctional populations, shut down prisons, and invest the savings into communities most impacted by mass incarceration

Posted on January 06, 2021 Wednesday, January 6th, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact:   Kenyatta Thompson, kthompson@katalcenter.org | (860) 937-6094 Sumeet Sharma, ssharma@katalcenter.org | (646) 591-9483 Follow on Twitter @KatalCenter | #CutShutINVEST   As CT Legislature Convenes for 2021, Impacted People & Community Groups Call on Lawmakers to CUT Correctional Populations, SHUT Down Prisons, and INVEST the Savings Into Communities […]

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 […]

Jlusa & Katal Teleconference, Notes to the Field

On Tuesday January 8th, 2019, JustLeadershipUSA and the Katal Center for Health, Equity, and Justice held a teleconference for our philanthropic supporters and our partners in New York to share news about a renewed collaboration. The call was co-chaired by the Board Chairs of JLUSA and Katal, and included comments by the President/CEO of JLUSA and co-executive directors of […]

Women and Girl’s Project

Mass incarceration and the drug war create racialized violence, harming our communities and especially impacting women and girls. For those who are systemically marginalized, a broken social safety net means they too often end up in the criminal legal system. Today, the fastest growing population in U.S. prisons is women, who are entering at rate […]