Criminal Justice Program Podcasts
Listen to recordings of past panel discussions about the challenges facing people who are court involved or formerly incarcerated, as well as the impacts on their families and communities, from our series of programs focused on criminal justice.
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The impact of incarceration - Part III: Serving your time too often is not the end of punishment for the court involved
Judge David Keenan speaks on the individual and community impacts of incarceration. Judge Keenan knows multiple sides of our justice system: he was raised by his mother on public assistance, was arrested and charged as a youth, and dropped out of school after repeated suspensions, later earning his GED. Recorded on Nov. 27, 2017.
The impact of incarceration - Part II: Root causes, challenges to reentry work, the impact of mentorship and the way forward
Willard Jimerson, Franklyn Smith, and Keith Whiteman speak from their personal experiences with incarceration, as well as their professional work and studies, in this stimulating discussion addressing root causes of incarceration, challenges people face re-entering communities after incarceration, the school to prison pipeline and this work going forward. Recorded on Oct. 27, 2017.
The Impact of Incarceration - Part I: Incarcerated parents and reunification
Learn about the impacts of incarceration on incarcerated parents, children and families in this conversation between D'Adre Cunningham, the Incarcerated Parents Project attorney at Washington Defender Association in Seattle, Washington, and Alise Hegle, the Advocacy Lead for Children's Home Society of Washington and coordinator of Parent Ally work across the state.
In this conversation, they discuss the challenges incarcerated parents face, as well as their parent advocacy work and the challenges to reaching the goal of parent/child reunification. Recorded on Oct. 24, 2017.
Ava DuVernay's 13th Film Screening
Listen to an exciting panel discussion on criminal justice reform and over-incarceration that followed the screening of the film. Panelists include: Dominique Davis, co-founder and CEO of Community Passageways and Jerrell Davis, educator, artist, and community activist from South Seattle. Recorded on April 13, 2017.
Beyond the Wall: Panel Discussion
Listen to a panel discussion on local issues, obstacles, and advocacy for people with criminal histories in our community. Panelists include: Saudia J. Abdullah, Director, Community Corrections Division King County Department of Adult and Juvenile Detention; Rhona Taylor, Columbia Legal Services & Washington State Reentry Task Force; Lynette Malo, Pioneer Human Services Employee; Keith Whiteman, Post Prison Education Project; and moderator Steve Mullin, President, Washington Roundtable. Recorded on March 22, 2017.
Advancing Racial Equity & Engaging the Community’s Voice: Reverend Starsky Wilson
In the wake of Michael Brown, Jr.’s tragic death in 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri, what can other cities and regions do to advance racial equity and authentically work together to support and empower communities? Listen in to a conversation with Reverend Starsky D. Wilson, president & CEO of Deaconess Foundation and co-chair of the Ferguson Commission. Appointed by Missouri’s governor in 2014, the Ferguson Commission made recommendations in 2015 to help the region address issues exposed by Brown’s death including changes in policing, the courts, child well-being and economic mobility. -- Karen Toering of Social Justice Fund Northwest moderates a discussion and audience Question and Answer session with Reverend Wilson. Discussion topics include the role of the media in shaping conversations about race and how to engage diverse community voices when working towards equity and equitable outcomes for all. Recorded on June 7, 2016.