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