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From Criminalization to Community: Reimagining Justice - Shared screen with speaker view
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Hi everyone. Get settled and we will begin shortly. Glad you are here!
Megan Dearman
01:07:23
Thank you for letting us hear your story!
Mary Jo Vasquez
01:07:40
Thank you for sharing your expereince
Annie Wharton
01:07:43
Thank you for sharing!
Kim Bender
01:07:46
thank you for sharing your wisdom.
Ashley Hamilton
01:07:48
Thank you for sharing so bravely and honestly, friend! We are so very proud of you and feel honored to know you!
Shannon Sliva
01:07:49
You have so much offer, and we are so glad you're home with us!
Jeslin Shahrezaei
01:07:54
Thank you for sharing your story. Looking forward to you helping us to use your lived experience to help move this conversation forward
Brianna Johnson
01:07:55
Thank you for sharing your story. Your vulnerability is seen and heard.
Lenna Wertenbaker
01:07:55
thank you so much for sharing your story and perspective. I really value what you have to offer.
Kelly Job
01:08:07
Thank you for sharing with all of us.
Joanna Rotkin
01:08:16
Thank you for sharing your story. You were amazing in A Christmas Carol.
julie yates
01:08:27
Thank you! So courageous. Beautifully shared. Thank you.
Julia Petrini
01:08:43
Thank you for sharing!
Ceilique Hatcher
01:08:47
Thank you for being brave and sharing your testimony
Mallory Everhart
01:08:52
Thank you so much for your perspective. I'm so sorry you were discriminated against but I am so glad you are here and we have the opportunity to hear your voice!
Apryl Alexander (she/her)
01:10:06
A few have asked about DU PAI in the Q&A: https://liberalarts.du.edu/prison-arts
Ceilique Hatcher
01:18:53
I questioned why social workers were not in these spaces. I’m so glad this is been brought up. Thank you!
Brianna Johnson
01:18:57
Thank you, Chris, for this idea! It seems like an important part of working toward justice.
Mary Jo Vasquez
01:18:59
Hi Chris do you have Spanish speaker on your unit
Mary Jo Vasquez
01:19:18
Longmont PD has a similar program called CORE
julie yates
01:19:30
Thank you for your work. Much needed.
Annie Wharton
01:20:20
Thank you Chris!
Mary Jo Vasquez
01:20:25
That is wonderful, I'm a soclal worker too, thank you for your work!
Lenna Wertenbaker
01:21:09
is there any centralized resource for finding co-patrol programs similar to the one you started?
Brian Gonzales (He/His/Him)
01:24:39
For those who want to know more about CIT Crisis Intervention Team Programs:
Brian Gonzales (He/His/Him)
01:24:42
https://www.nami.org/Advocacy/Crisis-Intervention/Crisis-Intervention-Team-(CIT)-Programs
Annie Wharton
01:30:29
Thank you so much April!
Ceilique Hatcher
01:30:40
Thanks for your perspective and sharing your experience.
Brianna Johnson
01:30:42
Thank you so much for sharing. Your voice matters.
Shannon Sliva
01:30:48
Amazing job Apryl! I'm so proud of your organizing work in the community - all while maintaining a faculty job.
Rebecca Zimmerman
01:30:58
Thank you so much, Apryl!
Cynthia Moore
01:30:59
Thank you, April! Yes, I agree with a restorative justice approach, too.
Mallory Everhart
01:31:07
Thank you so much for your work in the systems that aren't built for you - your voice is necessary. I hope you can find rest amidst the trauma and vicarious trauma you are experiencing and bearing witness to.
Brian Gonzales (He/His/Him)
01:41:16
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Trish Becker (she/her)
01:52:44
AS A REMINDER, PLEASE CLICK ON THE BLUE BUTTON THAT SAYS “ALL PANELISTS” AND SELECT “ALL PANELISTS AND ATTENDEES” SO ALL CAN SEE YOUR COMMENTS
Ceilique Hatcher
01:53:16
Thank you Kevin for your social justice work
Trish Becker (she/her)
01:53:31
Amazing job Kevin - thank you so much!
Megan Dearman
01:53:37
Thank you for sharing what you do as a social worker. Speaking about resilience is important
Annie Wharton
01:53:40
Thank you Kevin!
Kim Bender
01:53:43
you are amazing. way to keep serving and questioning.
Nancy Jones
01:53:44
Thank you for sharing your story Kevin. I appreciate you vulnerability.
julie yates
01:53:53
Your personal and professional work is inspiring.
Joan M Dieter
01:53:54
Thank you, Kevin! So excited to learn from you this school year :)
Mikaelah Robledo
01:53:59
I appreciate your share, Kevin. Thank you!
Cynthia Moore
01:53:59
Thank you, Kevin! I enjoyed listening to your perspective.
Liz Porter-Merrill
01:54:06
Thanks Kevin! appreciate you sharing your journey to social justice work.
valerie Meros
01:54:07
Kevin thanks for sharing your story. Great to hear about the work you are doing in Maryland! I am from Baltimore and have lived here the majority of my life
Joan Thayer
01:54:10
Thank you for sharing your good works and positive outcomes.
Shlesha Basnet
01:54:14
Thank you for sharing info about your work and perspective.
Emma Boillotat
01:54:20
Thank you so much for sharing Kevin! I really resonate with your story about you growing up and where you got these views from as I’ve had a similar story. I really appreciate you taking the time to share with us!
ashley hamilton
01:54:32
Thanm you for sharing so honestly, Kevin!
Cindy schlosser
01:54:58
Brian, thank you for living authentically, and carrying your true self into your work. I work in the immigration detention context and do similar mitigation-like/education work with the immigration court and immigration attorneys. What types of strategies to you find most effective in educating the courts and government counsel/prosecutors about trauma, mental illness, etc.?
Amber Phebus
01:55:05
Thank you Kevin, I appreciate your perspective! I resonate with the resilience of the people who are caught in these systems
Brian Gonzales (He/His/Him)
02:03:52
Kevin Bishop Office of Alternative Defense Council
Brian Gonzales (He/His/Him)
02:03:55
https://www.coloradoadc.org/
ashley hamilton
02:05:42
Thank you so much for your sharing - your story is so moving. I’ve worked with so many folks inside who name your story as one that gives them incredible hope for healing and forgiveness. You’re journey and story are so important and are having a massive impact!
Liz Porter-Merrill
02:06:12
Yay Sharletta! You are so incredibly beautiful. you inspire so many!
Nancy Jones
02:06:15
Thank you for sharing your story and the work you are doing!
Megan Dearman
02:06:18
Wow, forgiveness is so powerful. I am so grateful to hear your story!
Ceilique Hatcher
02:06:31
Thank you Mrs. Evans for helping us grow through your story. It can help us forgive and challenge how we think of the justice system.
Mikaelah Robledo
02:06:32
Thank you for sharing your story, Sharletta. The work you are doing for our youth is so needed. You are an inspiration!
julie yates
02:06:45
Wow. And thank you.
Emma Boillotat
02:06:49
Thank you so much for sharing Sharletta. Your life’s work has completely changed my perspective of what can be done and how victims/survivors can get peace in a different way than what society says they should get. Thank you so, so, so much
Marilyn Green
02:06:53
I hear family members who have lost their relatives to violence say, "I want justice to b done" meaning they want the maximum prison term for the perpetrator. How wonderful to hear your voice tonite speak of what healing really involves, and it's not a long prison sentence!
Cynthia Moore
02:07:02
Outstanding!!!! Mrs. Evan's, I am so impressed and in awe of your compassion.
Nicholle Harris
02:07:03
Sharletta your story is so incredibly moving and so courageous. Thank you for sharing and for your continued work for healing in the world.
Mallory Everhart
02:07:05
Sharletta, I have so much gratitude for your work and the way you have chosen to transform your pain into healing for us as a society. Thank you isn't enough. You are amazing,
Joan Thayer
02:07:17
Thank you for your powerful story. We each can make a difference. You are an inspiration.
Annie Wharton
02:07:19
Thank you SO much Sharletta!
Mark Plassmeyer
02:07:20
Sharletta, your story is flat out amazing! You embody what it’s going to take to get past a purely punitive response to harm in lives and communities
Reanna Magruder
02:07:21
Wow, thank you so much for sharing and for being an example of immense amounts of empathy and forgiveness that can change our society
Joanna Rotkin
02:07:26
Amazing. Thank you for sharing your story with us.
Cheyenne Bellarosa
02:07:27
Sharletta, your journey and experience in forgiveness is filled with grace, strength, perseverance, resilience, hope, grit, and much more. Not only is your story moving, but you have given an intimate piece of your truth to us and it is very meaningful when reimagining justice. Forgiveness is powerful and yet incredibly difficult. Thank you, thank you.
Joan Piasecki
02:07:34
Thank you for this powerful story, Sharletta!
Amber Phebus
02:07:52
Thank you for sharing your powerful story. Your courage and forgiveness and resilience are so moving
valerie Meros
02:08:02
Sharletta thanking you for sharing your story with us. Forgiveness is soo powerful
Shlesha Basnet
02:08:09
Thank you for sharing your story. Your compassion is so powerful to hear about.
Marilyn Green
02:08:36
what about new hope center for rehabilitation and redemption?
Nancy Jones
02:09:46
I like that Marilyn!
Ceilique Hatcher
02:09:59
The Cycle. It symbolizes change and growth in every phase of life to be our best selves
Shannon Sliva
02:10:18
Please feel free to continue to comment in the chat as we dialogue! Remember to use "All panelists and attendees" if you want all participants to be able to see your comemnts
ashley hamilton
02:10:34
maybe something about community care and restoration
Mark Plassmeyer
02:10:43
Non-existent is the first thing that comes to mind
Shannon Sliva
02:11:03
Thank you Mark :)
Laura Hoenig
02:20:03
I think systems need to change in the schools… esp elem school…. Not wait until high school for programs that support children who need it.
valerie Meros
02:20:47
Chris, Maryland is doing similar things. Governor Hogan is tying to expand highways but he cancelled a bus line that would have helped many communities.
Nancy Jones
02:21:12
Great points Chris!!!
JACQUELYN STANTON
02:21:53
Thank you, Chris. I am a Social Worker living and working in the Far Northeast and you are absolutely correct. I am currently working with a group to improve access to behavioral health services up here. Jacquie Stanton jacquiestanton09@gmail.com
Sam Mikos Harwood
02:22:40
*and recognize that as white people we are inherently racist
Madeline Bick
02:22:50
yes Kevin!!!
Mary Jo Vasquez
02:23:06
Thank you Kevin, also check our Bias'
Liz Porter-Merrill
02:24:37
We can be for humans! <3
ashley hamilton
02:24:45
yes Sharletta!!!
Laura Hoenig
02:25:45
I would love for Jamiylah t speak at my school!
Elaine Hodges
02:25:57
The students I work with could benefit from hearing from you!
Phylicia Baker
02:26:28
It’s also important we talk to the communities/populations we are aiming to serve to find out what they truly want/need as opposed to thinking our outside perspectives are the “fix”. Jamiylah, you are proof of why that is so so important!
Sam Mikos Harwood
02:27:16
DU should redistribute wealth and fund a degree for Jamiylah!
Cindy schlosser
02:27:32
Yes, Sam.
Elaine Hodges
02:27:36
Yes, Sam! Great idea
Laura Hoenig
02:27:37
Yes! I agree with Sam!!
Mallory Everhart
02:27:44
Absolutely!
Emma Boillotat
02:28:21
Yes!!!!!!
Annie Wharton
02:28:30
Yes yes yes!
JACQUELYN STANTON
02:29:35
You could also use the professionals who live and work in the community to access thos folks.
Mary Jo Vasquez
02:34:53
Thank you for your time!
Daniel Manzanares
02:34:55
Thank you, all!!
Joan Thayer
02:34:57
Thank you for a terrific program.
Emma Boillotat
02:34:59
Thank you all so much! It’s impossible to speak to the gratitude felt for tonight and all of you taking the time to share with us. Thank you!!
Annie Wharton
02:35:26
Thank you all so, so much!!
Meg Shamblen
02:35:30
YES to Octavia!
Phylicia Baker
02:35:35
Many thanks to all of the story tellers!
Jenna Harper
02:35:46
Thank you for sharing your stories and for the work you do in your communities.
Elaine Hodges
02:35:46
Thank you, everyone!
Ozy Aloziem
02:35:46
octavia butler was one of the best writers ever
Reanna Magruder
02:35:49
Thank you all so much! You are changing the world
Kristen Thome
02:35:49
Thank you!! So much to take away
Joan M Dieter
02:35:51
Thank you so much everyone!! What an inspiring presentation
Marsha Anderson
02:36:01
Thank you all!
Shaela Newby
02:36:03
Thank you so much everyone!
Liz Porter-Merrill
02:36:03
Thank you!!!!
Cindy schlosser
02:36:04
thank you!
valerie Meros
02:36:06
Thank you!!
Meagen Wisecup
02:36:07
Thank you!!