8 entries

ACJP

ACJP: Reforming the Criminal Justice System

Returning To Life From Life: A Daughter's Journey To Freeing Her Mother From Prison

The first woman up for a potential re-sentencing in Santa Clara County due to Proposition 36 won her release. A 55-year-old grandmother, Lisa Carter had done 18 years of a life sentence due to the recently reformed 3 Strikes Law. Lisa’ third offense was $150 shoplifting charge. This video was also a part of New America Media's Children of Re-Entry Project.

VIDEO: Transforming the Courts Through Family and Community Participation

As ACJP launches a new training series for organizations to impact their local court system, we are releasing this mini-documentary to give a glimpse into the stories, strategies, and triumphs we have witnessed. From a mother freeing her son, to a church creating an ACJP hub, this video shows the early stages of our growth (recorded a year and a half ago.)

PANES CON POLLO FUNDRAISER: MONDAY, 2/25/2013 -- Help Stop a Deportation and Keep the Preza Family Together

Real immigration reform means keeping families together, and it starts with stopping deportations. Please help the Preza family stop the deportation of their oldest son Cesar. This family has been through hell and back in the last ten years. Every one of the family members now reside in the US after fleeing civil war in El Salvador, and deporting Cesar will bring him great harm. With the support of his family, El Buen Pastor Redwood City, Silicon Valley De-Bug’s ACJP, and (now YOU!), we can help bring Cesar home.

Criminal Justice Information Network Connect Community Organizing to Legislative Change

Cesar Flores has worked locally with families fighting for reforms in the Bay Area. Now, through connecting with legislative advocates in Sacramento, these families can influence the laws that govern their local criminal justice systems.

Voices & Visions for Criminal Justice Reform

On September 14, 2011, over 200 attendees -- parolees, probationers, families, elected officials, law enforcement managers -- came together to participate in a community forum Santa Clara County's criminal justice realignment plan.

Santa Clara County DA’s Office to Now Consider “Collateral Consequences”

In response to the increasing number of immigrants deported for minor offenses, the DA’s offense is implementing a new approach which allows prosecutors to consider factors beyond the limited scope of the charge and sentence.

A Glimpse Into Justice: Judge Manley’s Drug Courtroom is What the Justice System Should Be

Judge Manley seems to be a rare breed in the criminal justice system as author of this article Gail Noble explains. Judge Manley's positive affirmation to clients seems to make them want to try harder and fulfill all of there tasks. The loyalty and compassion of this judge seems to raise the weight of the world off clients' shoulders.

Light At the End of a 17 Year Tunnel: The Pamela Allen Story

Pamela Allen had spent 17 years in a locked facility due to a court order. She was on the path to spend the rest of her life there, until the day her mother Rosie Allen met Albert Cobarrubias Justice Project organizer Gail Noble.
entries per page: 5 10 25 50 100
Valid XHTML 1.0 Valid CSS