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Our volunteers and donors are crucial to the success of our campaigns. Please fill out the below form to receive campaign updates, event information, and ways you can help reform the criminal justice system.

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Reforming the criminal justice system is dependent on the work of our volunteers and donors. Currently, Katal is leading the work on two campaigns: #CLOSErikers and LEAD.

#CloseRikers
We helped launch #CloseRikers in partnership with JustLeadershipUSA, an advocacy organization of formerly incarcerated people working to end mass incarceration. Together we formed to break the political gridlock surrounding the closure of Rikers and make real solutions that are guided directly by impacted communities. The campaign to #CLOSErikers is calling forNew Yorkers to boldly reimagine the city’s failed criminal justice system and become a national leader in ending mass incarceration. Learn more by visiting CLOSErikers.org

LEAD

LEAD is a simple but powerful program model that allows trained police officers to take people who they otherwise would have arrested and connect them into non-punitive, non-coercive, trauma-based intensive service programs coordinated by a case manager. Katal spearheaded the effort to establish Albany’s LEAD program, in partnership with the Albany Police Department, the Mayor’s office, other agencies, and community groups. We’re also promoting LEAD as the kind of program that New York City can implement to reduce its jail population and take another step toward closing Rikers. Learn more by visiting LEADbureau.org.

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