2017 Transformative Justice Symposium: October 27th & October 28th, 2017
Youth Parole & Sentencing Reforms with our partners at Healing Dialogue and Action
Through intimate circles, we learned directly from affected individuals about the ways we can best support survivors impacted by the recent sentencing reforms for youth and young adults. In a larger group discussion on day two, we came together for action. Together, individuals from all perspectives proposed changes to the systems responsible for supporting survivors of crime as well as young people incarcerated.
The attendance of key staff from victim’s services, the parole board, and district attorney’s offices in California allowed for a collaborative and effective conversation around the ways these systems can provide support. Together we crafted policy ideas and made a plan of action for next steps in making the parole process more rehabilitative for survivors and incarcerated people alike.