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D.C. Probation Community Forum

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New research shows one in seven people in D.C. jails is held on supervision violations. Hear from the author of this groundbreaking report and join the conversation about reimagining probation in the District.

Facilitator: Patrice Sulton, DC Justice Lab
Patrice is an attorney, professor, and criminal justice reform advocate in Washington, D.C. Her career is devoted to fundamentally changing the way people think about who we punish, why we punish, and how we punish. A lifelong organizer, she believes the brilliant ideas we are looking for are in the brilliant people we overlook.

Presenter: Andrea Fenster, Policy Analyst, Prison Policy Initiative
Andrea is a graduate of Georgetown University Law Center, where she served as a student attorney in the Criminal Defense and Prisoner Advocacy Clinic and a Notes Development Editor for the American Criminal Law Review. She has extensive experience in both direct service and impact litigation, and has interned at organizations including the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia, Equal Justice Under Law, and the Prison Law Office. Andrea holds a B.A. from American University, and is committed to dismantling mass incarceration.

Presenter: Yarnetta Leonard, Intern, DC Justice Lab
Yarnetta is a D.C. Native and a junior at the University of Rochester. She is currently studying at The Washington Center and her internship focuses on probation reform.

Participants: Attendees will be encouraged to share their insights and to actively participate in developing a policy agenda.