Mavis Nimoh, MPA
A fire ignited inside of me many moons ago as little black girl around the cause of injustice. The more I lived and the more I read, the more I realized I had little choice in the matter. I dared to dream then that change was possible, and still maintain a stronghold around this notion.
For me, there is no greater moment in time than now to push for a paradigm shift in how we view crime and punishment. To do this we must address racism in and outside of the context of the criminal justice system; demand an equitable system that considers the role of trauma, poverty, and disease in its causes and its effects; as well as advocate for a system that’s fueled by ethical evidence and properly prepares individuals reentering society.
If we do this, we will have healthier communities and healthier outcomes.
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