In March of 2015, De-Bug/ACJP went to several communities across the country to share the participatory defense approach, and learn from innovative public defenders, inspiring organizations, and courageous families. We shared in ballroom hall forums, gave trainings on intervention points in cases, talked through setting up participatory defense meetings, sat in courtrooms, brainstormed with folks at their homes over dinner, and went behind the scenes of law offices and movement-makers. Here is a short video snapshot of some great partners we met in St.Louis, Birmingham, and Philly. Much respect and gratitude to the Community Law Office of Jefferson County, Arch City Defenders, M.O.R.E, Montgomery County Public Defender’s Office, the One Love Movement, and everyone else we got a chance to build with!
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ACJP is one of the most progressive efforts to challenge, transform and hold accountable the criminal system. I hope Eric Holder gets a chance to examine this needed innovative program of participatory defense approach. This should be instituted nationally and locally and well invested in funds, staffing and community ownership. Keep up the hard work DeBug. Let your supporters know if there are any fundraisers for the corporate and regular Folks like me.