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katal newsletter – december 14, 2017

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Toward Justice in Hartford, CT

toward justice in hartford, ct


This week in Hartford, Katal was joined by nearly 200 community members, organizers, advocates, and researchers at Toward Justice: The History and Future of Criminal Justice Reform in Connecticut. We were joined by Mike Lawlor, Undersecretary of Public Safety for the State of Connecticut, and a great panel of leaders in the movement who talked about how community groups helped make Connecticut a national leader in adult and juvenile criminal justice reform. This led to some robust conversation about how community leaders and policymakers can collaborate to ensure that momentum for reform continues. Some powerful connections were made – connections that we’ll continue to build in the year ahead. Thanks again to Voices of Women of Color, Northend Agents, Hearing Youth Voices, ACLU of Connecticut, and our partners for supporting the event. Thanks to all of the attendees, and thanks to our volunteers, Kim and Liana, to the Artists Collective for hosting us, and to Katal’s Melody Lee who helped make it all possible. We look forward to working together to continue advancing reform in 2018!


(Katal’s Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director, Lorenzo Jones)


(From left to right: gabriel sayegh, Kia Baird, Andrew Clark, Kennard Ray, Danielle Warren-Dias,
and Beresford Wilson)

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