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The Time Saved Project: Turning "Time Served" into "Time Saved" Through Family Intervention in the Courts

A photo and audio project, chronicling the stories of the families of the Albert Cobarrubias Justice Project. Families and communities can change the outcome of cases, and transform "Time Served" into "Time Saved" through their involvement in the court process. And we have the numbers to prove it. Below are the stories that make up the years of Time Saved. As we continue to promote community engagement in the criminal court system, we will update this site with a new running total, and accompanying picture//audio pieces. See their pictures, hear their voices, and transform the courts.Click image to go to blog: www.time-saved.org

Crime Drama “The Advocate” Poses the Ultimate Question: What Does True Justice Look Like?

An interview with the star of the film, Sachin Mehta, who discusses the impact of his legal career on the movie, his South Asian identity, and why justice is such a compelling, yet elusive, concept in America.

First Fridays Recap -San Jose

The South FIRST FRIDAYS art walk is a self-guided evening tour through galleries, museums, and independent creative businesses featuring exhibitions and special performances that happens every first friday of the month in San José.

1 Week at De-Bug: Family Brings Son Home from Immigration Detention, Other Family Stops a Life Sentence

Photos of a powerful week in De-Bug's Albert Cobarrubias Justice Project (ACJP), where families fight to bring their loved homes home from jail, prison, and immigration detention. At Sunday's meeting, one family brought a son home from immigration detention after two years, on Tuesday's meeting, one family brings a son home who was facing a life sentence. To stay updated on the work, follow www.acjusticeproject.org.

4 Reasons Why San Jose/Santa Clara County Is a National Leader in Social Justice

Heading into Fall, De-Bug wants to acknowledge the nationally significant policy wins in criminal justice reform, police accountability, and immigration that occurred this Summer -- all of which make were first-of-its-kind victories in their respective fields.

The Trust Index: Survey Results on Community Responses to Immigrant Detainer Policy

A snapshot of the results of our survey conducted to measure the level of "trust" from the current policy which stops ICE from entering Santa Clara County's local jails. This project was conducted in coordination with the partners of the Santa Clara County Forum for Immigrants Rights and Education (SCC FIRE).

David Madrid Discusses Solutions to San Jose Violence on NBC's "Comunidad Del Valle"

Block to Block Radio host and longtime youth program developer David Madrid dives into the issues, challenges, and possible solutions to San Jose violence. He is joined by Robert Rios and show host Damian Trujillo.

Joseph Rodriguez Workshops: Covering the Children of Re-Entry

On June 27-28th, 2013 acclaimed photographer Joseph Rodriguez gave photo/multimedia workshops to New America Media youth and local university students on how to share the stories of families of re-entry in California. The trainings are part of a larger project supported by the Open Society Foundation.

1377 Years of "Time Saved" from Incarceration Due to Family Organizing

The term "Time Served" is used in courts across the country to show the amount of time someone has been incarceration. The Albert Cobarrubias Justice Project, through family organizing, beats charges and reduces sentences. In turn, they turn "Time Served" into "Time Saved." In this new running blog (www.time-saved.org), we tally the amount of time saved through this organizing model. As of June 2013, we have reached 1377 years and nine months of time saved. Click the image to see the stories behind the numbers, and stay tuned for more to come...

Raj Jayadev Interview on KPFA: Policing in San Jose//Transforming the Courts//Challenging Inequity in Silicon Valley

Thanks to KPFA for interviewing Raj Jayadev for their Morning Show to share De-Bug’s perspective on public safety, the power of personal stories, and how communities can challenge the courts,police misconduct, and the growing inequities of Silicon Valley.
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