RedressNC is an initiative designed to reflect a community-wide determination to unwind decades of retributive policies and to refocus criminal justice administration to prioritize public safety, accountability, racial equity, and restoration of community. Retribution and fear as underpinnings of our criminal justice system share an ugly legacy with our nation’s original sin -- racism and the systematic oppression of African Americans. Through collaborations with District Attorneys, faith communities and civic and fraternal organizations, RedressNC seeks to unwind this history.
Collaboration and education are central to the work of Redress NC. Currently we strive to
-> Collaborate with the N.C. Racial Equity Network’s efforts to inform and mobilize communities to become social change agents.
-> Facilitate difficult but important conversations with community institutions, museums, local colleges, faith communities, and civic forums on topics such as
->Support the creation of Sentencing Review Units in District Attorneys Offices.
Trial attorney--criminal defense and civil rights, community activist, non-profit leader, policy consultant, Racial Justice Act appellate counsel.
JD from Harvard Law School.
Post-conviction lawyer, experienced legal educator, restorative justice advocate, and writer.
JD and MPP from Duke University.
Reentry peer support specialist.