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Survivors of Violent Felonies Challenge State’s Tough-on-Crime Policies

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4/08/14- The National Victim Rights March in Sacramento attended by Governor Jerry Brown and victims' families from across the state. (Kathryn Hunts)

Since the 1990s, lawmakers and advocates have justified harsh anti-crime policies, like California’s Three Strikes Law, as a way to bring justice to the victims of violent crimes. But a new movement is emerging that centers crime survivors, especially women of color, who are often overlooked by a system that’s supposed to help them with services and support – and who don’t always agree with the tough-on-crime agenda. We’ll talk about how the conversation about justice for crime survivors is shifting in California.


Marisa Lagos, politics correspondent, KQED; co-host, KQED's Political Breakdown show

Lenore Anderson, president, Alliance for Safety and Justice

Mariam El-menshawi, director, California Victims Legal Resource Center; adjunct professor, University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law

Paris Davis, intervention director, Youth ALIVE!


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