UpClose with Eddie Bocanegra

EDDIE BOCANEGRA Senior Director, READI ChicagoMember, CCJ Board of Trustees Eddie Bocanegra discusses the challenges his organization faces as it works to reduce urban gun violence, his optimism given the diverse set of leaders now engaged on the problem, and how his experience as a formerly incarcerated person shapes his perspective.

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UpClose with Cynthia Lum

CYNTHIA LUM Professor, George Mason UniversityDirector, Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy Our video feature this month spotlights Dr. Cynthia Lum, professor of Criminology, Law and Society and director of George Mason University’s Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy. A leading authority on evidence-based policing, and a member of CCJ’s Task Force on Policing, Dr. Lum discussed what…

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UpClose with Dan Meyer

DAN MEYER Founder and CEO, Nehemiah Manufacturing Co. In 2009, Dan co-founded Nehemiah Manufacturing Co., whose mission is to build brands, create jobs, and change lives through employment and whole life coaching in the urban heart of Cincinnati. Six years later, Dan led a group that joined with other businesses in providing critically needed jobs…

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UpClose with Alice Marie Johnson

ALICE MARIE JOHNSON Advocate, Speaker, Author Alice Marie Johnson is an advocate, speaker, author, and activist who is the CEO of the Taking Action for Good Foundation. On June 6, 2018, President Donald Trump commuted her sentence after more than two decades in prison. Since leaving prison, Alice has committed her life to helping others.…

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UpClose with Carlos Martinez

CARLOS MARTINEZ Public Defender, Miami-Dade County An immigrant from Cuba, Carlos Martinez has made indigent defense his life’s work. He was elected Public Defender of Miami-Dade County in 2008 and was re-elected without opposition in 2012 and 2016. The first Cuban-American public defender in the United States, Martinez has launched multiple initiatives to help returning…

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