Justice Catalyst Fellow ’20-’21 Michael Saavedra Discusses Decarceration in LA with the ACLU
Michael Saavedra, a ‘20-‘21 Justice Catalyst Fellow at Youth Justice Coalition (YJC), along with Nalya Rodriguez, sat down with the ACLU in mid-March for an interview about their work with YJC to free people from jails and prisons in Los
Justice Catalyst Fellow Liza Weisberg Urges Government to Reform Civil Asset Forfeiture System
Justice Catalyst Fellow Liza Weisberg writes about her report witht the ACLU-NJ on the civil asset forfeiture system in New Jersey.
Justice Catalyst Partner Worth Rises Publishes Groundbreaking Report on The Prison Industry
Worth Rises, a Justice Catalyst partner organization, published a comprehensive report on the prison industry entitled “The Prison Industry: How It Started. How It Works. How It Harms.” in early December
Chrysanthemum Desir is a 2018-2019 Justice Catalyst Fellow at FreeState Justice developing queer and trans* youth advocacy projects.
Maya Ragsdale is a 2020-2021 Justice Catalyst Fellow at Dream Defenders providing legal, policy, and strategic support to abolitionist organizers fighting to end pretrial detention and close jails in Miami-Dade County.
TJ Grayson is a 2021-2022 Justice Catalyst Fellow at the Advancement Project using the practices of movement lawyering to help abolitionist organizers address the influences of police unions in pursuit of their goal.
Michael Saavedra is a 2020-2021 Justice Catalyst Fellow at Youth Justice Coalition working to remove barriers that block many formerly incarcerated individuals from becoming lawyers.
Sonya Levitova is a 2020-2021 Justice Catalyst Fellow with Emery Celli Brinckerhoff Abady Ward & Maazel focusing on holding federal officials accountable for their violations of incarcerated people's rights.
Yazmine Nichols is a 2020-2021 Justice Catalyst Fellow at ACLU's Criminal Law Reform Project challenging unjust pretrial conditions of release and eliminating pretrial profiteering through a targeted campaign centering women of color.
Worth Rises is an organization dedicated to dismantling the prison industry and ending the exploitation of those it touches.
Rights Behind Bars
Rights Behind Bars works with incarcerated individuals to challenge the cruel and inhumane conditions of their confinement.
Advancement Project is a next generation, multi-racial civil rights organization. Rooted in the great human rights struggles for equality and justice, it exists to fulfill America’s promise of a caring, inclusive and just democracy. It uses innovative tools and strategies
Emery Celli Brinckerhoff Abady Ward & Maazel
Emery Celli Brinckerhoff Abady Ward & Maazel LLP is a litigation boutique that focuses on civil rights, commercial, criminal, and ethics matters.