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Thursday, March 18 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Accountability and Systemic Change: Navigating Reform-Oriented Prosecution

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Can prosecutors truly work to end mass incarceration? Is there a role for public defenders in the movement to change prosecution? If so, what is it and how can it be maximized? What does accountability look like in this context? How can public defenders best push for meaningful, sustainable change?

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Speakers
avatar for Premal Dharia

Premal Dharia

Founder and Director, Defender Impact Initiative
Premal Dharia is the Founder and Director of the Defender Impact Initiative , which works withpublic defenders, organizers and advocates around the country to end our system of masscriminalization. She has spent the last twenty years dedicated to challenging injustice in thecriminal... Read More →
avatar for Jessica Brand

Jessica Brand

The Wren Collective
Jessica Brand is a criminal justice expert with significant experience in policy and political communications. Previously, she served as the Legal Director at The Justice Collaborative, heading a team of attorneys, researchers, journalists, and media strategists that worked to reduce... Read More →
avatar for Atara Rich-Shea

Atara Rich-Shea

Regional Organizer, National Bail Fund Network
Atara Rich-Shea is a Regional Organizer at the National Bail Fund Network, housed in the Community Justice Exchange. She provides capacity, technical, and systems coaching as needed for the network bail & bond funds, and assists with larger campaigns to end pretrial detention. For... Read More →


Thursday March 18, 2021 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Room 9