Katal Corner

By Kenyatta Muzzanni via Northend Agent’s The Katal Center for Equity, Health, and Justice is a grassroots, community-based organization devoted to developing the people, policies, institutions, and movements that advance equity, health, and justice for everyone. We do this through 3 interrelated goals: • Building the leadership and organizing capacity of neighborhood residents, as well […]

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 […]

Nyc Katal Center Monthly Meeting

In this monthly meeting we will discuss our next steps moving forward now that Rikers Island has been voted to be closed in favor of the borough based jails system, pushing the “Less Is More NY” bill as a way to further decarcerate and defending bail reform. WHEN November 06, 2019 at 6pm – 7pm […]