Alexandra Mallick

ALEX MALLICK, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Alexandra Mallick is the Executive Director of Re:store Justice. Her work in California includes policy and advocacy to advance criminal justice reform. In addition to working on legislation, she works with incarcerated individuals to help change the narrative and shine a light on the power of rehabilitation. She has been involved locally in the Bay Area in advocating against extreme sentencing for youth and has worked with survivors of crime to amplify their voices and commit to healing through restorative justice practices. Prior to joining Re:store Justice, she worked at Human Rights Watch as an Associate Director in the Bay Area. She grew up in France and graduated from New York University with a B.A in journalism and middle eastern studies. She is a board of member for The Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth.

60 posts by Alexandra Mallick

VICTORY: We are one step closer to bringing fair sentencing to California!

VICTORY: We are one step closer to bringing fair sentencing to California!

Less than 24 hours ago, we achieved our first major victory in bringing fair sentencing to California: Senate Bill 1437, sponsored by Re:store Justice, passed out of the Senate Public Safety Committee! As a result of your commitment to stand with us in addressing the gravest injustices of our system, we successfully brought together dozens of coalition partners, impacted individuals, and law professionals to advocate for the overdue reform…

Listen to Ear Hustle's episode on restorative justice

Listen to Ear Hustle's episode on restorative justice

Sex trafficking crimes are hard to talk about. In this episode, Sara and LA share their different experiences of being “in the life,” at the same time demonstrating the difficult, yet important work of restorative justice. Please listen to the latest Ear Hustle featuring our friend Sara Kruzan here. and support Sara's work here…

TAKE ACTION: We want to hear from you & support you!

TAKE ACTION: We want to hear from you & support you!

TAKE ACTION: We want to hear from you & support you! Please connect with us & add your loved one's to our mailing list by sending us an email at info@restorecal.org with their name, CDCR #, facility, housing unit, & if comfortable, your loved ones sentence, so that we can share what legislation might apply to him/her! Please share widely - those on our list will have news…

Sign this Petition: SEEKING REDEMPTION

Sign this Petition: SEEKING REDEMPTION

The enormity and complexity of California’s laws has inadvertently created an environment where a person who has committed a crime for the first time, even though their conduct may be attributable to youth, addiction, or any similar circumstance, could be sentenced to die in prison with no possibility of redemption or opportunity to make amends. Add your voice to this cause here.…

Report: Plan to Expand California Youth Prisons Needs Tinkering

Report: Plan to Expand California Youth Prisons Needs Tinkering

A report by the California Legislative Analyst’s Office raised some doubts about Gov. Jerry Brown’s plan to see more older youth and young adults served in the state youth prison system administered by the Division of Juvenile Justice (DJJ).Read the article here.…

Listen to Ear Hustle Season 2!

Listen to Ear Hustle Season 2!

“Firsts” in prison can be especially memorable: the first time you meet your cellie, or leave the prison for medical treatment, or run your first marathon. Alongside these tales, Adnan Khan shares the story of his first visit from his mom, 13 years after he was incarcerated. Listen here.…

Care Call for Youth: Join us on March 20th at 8pm!

Care Call for Youth: Join us on March 20th at 8pm!

Cares for Youth, Cares Call Tuesday with Laura Sheppard, Criminal Defense Attorney Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at 8 PM Call: (515) 604-9384 Code: 313882# Ms. Sheppard will join CARES for Youth host, Dennis P. Flynn, on a CARES Call that employs an interview format to learn her perspective on the impact of changes in California law for youth serving extreme sentences. We will cover topics ranging parole hearing preparation and…

News Analysis: Jeff Sessions comes to California bearing gifts

News Analysis: Jeff Sessions comes to California bearing gifts

Most out-of-state politicians come to California to raise money. U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions flew into Sacramento bearing a gift, in the form a lawsuit targeting this so-called sanctuary state. Read the CalMatters artice here.…

How Far Should ‘Raise-the-Age’ Reforms Go?

How Far Should ‘Raise-the-Age’ Reforms Go?

While the US imposes an age of majority on youthful offenders at the age of 18, many other nations rely on higher ages such as 20 or 21 to demarcate the separation of juvenile offenders and juvenile correctional systems from their adult counterparts. Read the article from The Crime Report here.…

Curious about the legislative process in California? Read this handy guide

Curious about the legislative process in California? Read this handy guide

The process of government by which bills are considered and laws enacted is commonly referred to as the Legislative Process. The California State Legislature is made up of two houses: the Senate and the Assembly. There are 40 Senators and 80 Assembly Members representing the people of the State of California. The Legislature has a legislative calendar containing important dates of activities during its two-year session. Idea All legislation begins…

Why Philly DA Krasner could let 180+ juvenile lifers out of prison early

Why Philly DA Krasner could let 180+ juvenile lifers out of prison early

Philadelphia has sentenced more teens to life in prison with no chance of parole than any other jurisdiction in the world — and that meant it had the largest number to resentence after the U.S. Supreme Court two years ago ruled that its 2012 ban on mandatory life-without-parole sentences for minors must be applied retroactively. Read the story from The Inquirer here.…

Don’t fall for this trick that would gut criminal justice reform

Don’t fall for this trick that would gut criminal justice reform

A letter to the editor published the Sacramento Bee from Governor Jerry Brown who is responding to the ballot initiative that aims to gut the widely popular Proposition 57. Just a scare tactic Re “Keep violent sex offenders locked up” (sacbee.com, Feb. 22): Don’t be fooled by Assemblymember Jim Cooper’s latest ploy to scare Californians into supporting his cynical and deeply flawed ballot initiative, which would gut…