I am the National Youth Partnership Strategist for the Youth First Initiative.
August 30, 2018
We are committed to ending youth incarceration, closing youth prisons, and investing in community-based programs, services and opportunities.
I was committed to being an asset to my community instead of a liability.
I have worked in human services for many years with the hungry, homeless and formerly incarcerated.
I want to leave a legacy of humanizing this thing called justice.
I served 14 years in New York State prisons, and it was while I was incarcerated in the Woodbourne Correctional Facility that I discovered my passion
A New Normal in Philadelphia: A Dispatch from the Field
July 11, 2018
Reuben Jones charts the enormous progress of the #CLOSEthecreek campaign.
#CLOSEmsdf: A Dispatch from the Field
June 26, 2018
The #CLOSEmsdf Campaign is going strong, and we’ve only just begun.
Vidal’s Corner Episode 1: Ending the Gang Database in New York City
May 24, 2018
Vidal Guzman breaks down why the NYPD gang database must end
The Sleeping Giant
May 22, 2018
JLUSA Fair Hiring Project Coordinator Megan French-Marcelin sits down with Norris Henderson, founder and Executive director of VOTE.
I am the Policy Coordinator for the Anti-Recidivism Coalition in Los Angeles.
May 17, 2018
We provide hundreds of formerly incarcerated people with mentorship, mental health services, supportive housing, access to jobs and education.
A Struggle to Survive: Motherhood Post-Incarceration
May 15, 2018
Like so many mothers I spent this past Sunday—Mother’s Day—with my children. But for me it’s a day that’s more about my children than it is about me.
Bill of Rights for Criminalized Workers: The New Standard of Economic Justice
May 10, 2018
Over 70 million people in the United States have a criminal record. For people living with a record...
May Day Reading List
May 1, 2018
On May Day, a day about working people who we know are most powerful when they are organized, we release the first JLUSA reading list...