We’re taking criminal justice reform to a whole new level!
August 16, 2019
Kemba Smith Pradia is a graduate of Virginia Union University and was the recipient of a two year Soros Justice Postgraduate Fellowship.
From that moment on, I just knew that advocacy and policy were going to be the game-changers for me.
July 18, 2019
I am the Criminal Justice Manager of the Policy and Advocacy Division with Forward Justice which is based in my home state of North Carolina.
Mass incarceration is just the fourth generation of slavery, and collateral sanctions are just Jim Crow all over again.
July 2, 2019
I am the Director for the Cuyahoga County Office of Reentry.
There’s always something to be said when you’re doing something for the community you grew up in or serving a population where you can relate directly to their experiences.
July 1, 2019
I am the Founder and Executive Director of ScholarCHIPS, a not-for-profit organization based in Washington, D.C.
I want to help people who have lost the ability to dream to dream again.
May 15, 2019
After a Leading with Conviction forum ... you realize you’ve just solved a problem you thought was beyond you.
When I started to hear other women’s stories, I realized something had to change. I realized this wasn’t just me.
May 1, 2019
Leading with Conviction is awesome. There is so much content and useful information for me as a leader that I can take back.
To know I’ve given a voice to people who consider themselves voiceless is huge for me.
April 17, 2019
Leading with Conviction is transformational.
I want to leverage technology to end mass incarceration.
March 18, 2019
When I was only fifteen years old, I was sentenced to eight years in prison and sent to a maximum security facility hours away from my home.
We are people who were caught up in the system and made it out, and now we get to be the voice for other people.
March 6, 2019
I can’t talk about Leading with Conviction without crying because I’m just so grateful to be a part of this cohort.
You’re Born with Either a Fight or Flight Response, And Luckily I was Born with the Fight Response. I’ve Been Fighting Since I was a Child.
November 19, 2018
The best thing I got from Leading with Conviction is I’m never alone. There’s always someone I can reach out to across the country.
What’s at the top of my agenda now is my role as the new criminal justice columnist with ‘Creators Syndicate.’
I’ve carved out an area in thought leadership, so my advocacy comes in challenging assumptions.
Everybody I Know and Loved is in a Cage and I’m Never Going to Be Okay With That
October 19, 2018
That’s what we’re trying to do--use media to shift culture.
I still feel a sense of amazement when I look at where I am today.
October 1, 2018
The Leading with Conviction training is excellent, and the coaching I received from David was pivotal...
You’re born either with a fight or flight response, and luckily I was born with the fight response. I’ve been fighting since I was a child.
For me, Leading with Conviction has been life-changing.
I’ve been out of prison for fifteen years, but I have been reconvicted over and over again because of my criminal record.
September 20, 2018
Over those years I received multiple job offers, but as soon as the employers did a background check, the offers were rescinded, one by one.