This year, JLUSA leader Savvy Shabazz cast his vote for the first time after 20 years as a disenfranchised voter
October 26, 2022
JLUSA leader Savvy Shabazz speaks about having his voting rights restored
JLUSA leader Brandon Smith on The Frontline at Atmos
August 15, 2022
Brandon Smith is a 2020 Leading with Conviction graduate. He shares his story with The Frontline at Atmos.
I’m hoping to remove barriers for people coming home, some of the same barriers that I encountered.
November 10, 2021
Richard Speck is a Community Engagement Specialist at Safe and Just Michigan.
I want to see the resources that are provided to certain populations be provided equally for all.
October 27, 2021
David Gaspar is National Director of Operations at The Bail Project.
You can feel the rumbling of the earth underneath you when you work in this field.
October 14, 2021
Debra Wright supervises substance use disorder programs throughout Michigan.
I would love to see us reshape the whole system in a way that’s more just for all people.
September 24, 2021
Tony Gant is the Policy Director for Nation Outside
In this work you have to believe in the magical and mystical.
August 5, 2021
Christopher Zahn is a Certified Recovery Coach/Trainer, Peer Specialist, Reentry Specialist and Nurturing Parenting Program Facilitator.
We make society safer when we extend services, opportunity, and grace to everyone who has done their time.
August 4, 2021
Zach Ruppel is a Data and Research Analyst for the Franklin County Office of Justice Policy and Programs
I am formerly incarcerated and justice-impacted and I decided to utilize everything that I had been through, the mistakes I have made, to be a catalyst for positive change.
August 3, 2021
Ashley Goldon is the Statewide Program Director of Nation Outside
“As leaders, to truly be successful in our organization or whatever endeavors we take on, we have to be strong as individuals.”
July 22, 2021
Chazidy Bowman is the President and Founder of Opportunities People’s Justice Leaders.
The Iron is Hot Right Now.
May 19, 2021
Kesha Hamilton is the co-founder and current Co-Chair of Racing 4 Equity.
I think the core of the work that we do is bound up in the idea that people who are incarcerated should be treated as human beings, and that we have a responsibility to them.
April 16, 2021
Josh Hoe is a policy analyst at Safe and Just Michigan.
I’ve seen what hope can do.
April 28, 2020
Ron Pierce holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Justice Studies minoring in Sociology from Rutgers University-Newark.
I am ambitious with hope!
Coral Nichols is a certified life coach and a sought after public speaker.
It’s up to us to hold those in power accountable–every day, all day.
Cedric Fulton holds a Degree in Political Science from Framingham State and A.A.S. from Bronx Community College.