Panel Discusses Criminal Justice Reform At East Orange Forum

Sharing with you a photo with Senator Cory Booker who was the keynote speaker last night, August 11, 2015, at the Criminal Justice Reform forum at the Christ Church in East Orange, NJ.  Senator Cory Booker, in partnership with The Coalition of Religious Leaders hosted the forum at the Christ Church in East Orange focusing on criminal justice, mass incarceration, race, faith, and the impact on our communities.. The venue was filled with people whose loved ones, friends, neighbors are affected by stigma, unfair treatment due to color, lack of housing, lack of job readiness training when they come out of jail or prison.

Our MCAC Client Advocacy Committee has started to do great work and we have stopped a young woman from going to jail and instead, got her on an ankle bracelet, and kept her Medicaid and her treatment at MCAC. We are working on more steps to be a powerful source of advocacy for our clients.