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JAC Criminal Justice Radio Hour 2016 Guests and Topics

Bruce Reilly, Deputy Director of VOTE-NOLA

Jan 27, 2016

Mr. Reilly talks with us about his experience incarcerated, reentering society, graduating law school, and becoming the Deputy Director of VOTE-NOLA.

Colette Tippy, Stand With Dignity

Feb 24, 2016

Ms. Tippy is the lead organizer of Stand With Dignity, a grass-roots organization of low-income residents and workers in New Orleans. She joins us to talk about her work in housing when criminal records become an obstacle for returning citizens.

Meghan Garvey, Louisiana Center for Children's Rights

Aug 10, 2016

Ms. Garvey is the Managing Director of LCCR, an organization that builds the supports that expand opportunity and keep young people out of the juvenile justice system, and provides representation in juvenile adjudications. She talks with JAC about LCCR's effort to remove juveniles from the adult criminal courts.

Maxine Kimbrell, Eden House

Aug 24, 2016

Ms. Kimbrell manages Eden House, a residential program for women who exit human trafficking. She joins the show to talk about the process of reentry for Eden House residents.

Graham Bosworth, Criminal District Court Judge Division D

Sep 07, 2016

Mr. Bosworth joins JAC to explain court elections and legislative changes in 2016.

Judge Laurie White, Criminal District Court Division A

Oct 19, 2016

Since being elected to the bench, Judge White, along with Judge Arthur Hunter of the Orleans Criminal Court, began the Orleans Re-Entry Court Workforce Development Program. Established by legislative enactment in 2010, the Re-Entry Court is an innovative model aimed at reducing recidivism in Louisiana. 

Derwyn Bunton, Chief District Defender

Dec 07, 2016

Mr. Bunton joins JAC to talk about the state of the public defenders' offices in Louisiana, the lawsuit filed against the office by the LACLU, and the criminal justice system at large.

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