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Jun 03, 2013

JJPL provides training for lawyers working on resentencing

Over 70 attorneys, mitigation specialists and investigators attended a free two-day workshop on sentencing and resentencing based on the US Supreme Court decision in Miller v. Alabama. Attendees heard from criminal justice experts including George Kendall and Denny LeBoeuf, adolescent development expert Marty Beyer, and mitigation specialist Juliet Yackel.  Plenary sessions addressed topics such as…

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Jun 03, 2013

JJPL continues to build relationship with Teach for America

Managing Director and Schools First project director, Jolon McNeil spent May 30 providing training to the incoming cohort of 200 Teach for America (TFA) Corps Members on the school-to-prison pipeline and effective classroom discipline practices.  Through these trainings, teachers have more tools for classroom management, teachers become more confident in establishing a positive classroom culture, and…

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Jun 03, 2013

POMM youth learn about restorative justice

On Wednesday, May 8, POMM youth participated in a workshop on restorative justice led by POMM member organization: Kids ReThink New Orleans Schools. Rethink youth, who have established over seven clubs in schools across New Orleans, have formed a Restorative Justice Committee dedicated to promoting tactics and practices geared towards moving schools away from punitive…

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Jun 03, 2013

“Herman’s House,” a film about solitary confinement

June 27th at 7:30 PM Zeitgeist Theatre Presented by JJPL, ACLU, Southern Poverty Law Center, BreakOUT!, Touro Synagoue, and Jesuit Social Research Institute The injustice of solitary confinement and the transformative power of art are explored in Herman’s House, a feature documentary that follows the unlikely friendship between a New York artist and one of…

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