FJC is a proud participant in the Jewish Coalition on Criminal Justice Reform. The Jewish Coalition on Criminal Justice Reform brings together a diversity of Jewish organizations to collaborate on criminal justice reform work while creating dialogue and partnership both within the Jewish community and with other communities in New York City.
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Virtual Event to Learn About Clean Slate in New York
Wednesday | 2/9 at 7pm
Discussion moderated by Rabbi Hilly Haber of Central Synagogue
Clean Slate Act: Promoting Reintegration
A virtual panel discussion presented by the NY Jewish Coalition for Criminal Justice Reform
Information about NY’s pending Clean Slate legislation is here
Clean Slate is about enabling people with criminal convictions to be able to successfully reintegrate into society by sealing criminal records within a certain amount of time after someone’s sentence has concluded. Currently, people with criminal convictions are regularly denied jobs, housing, access to financial resources & more indefinitely which is crippling and condemns people to perpetual punishment. Enabling redemption and return is a critical Jewish value and Jews in NY should lend their support to this legislation.
RESCHEDULED FOR SPRING 2022: An Evening with World Renowned Attorney and Civil Rights Leader Bryan Stevenson
11/4: Closing Rikers Island: Where Are We Now? (Click the Link to Register)
A Conversation with the Honorable Jonathan Lippman, Chair of the Independent Commission on NYC Criminal Justice & Incarceration Reform.
A Webinar for Faith Leaders on Closing Rikers Island Jails