Reimagining Jury Duty and Bail Reform in the 21st Century

Event time: 
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 2:30pm
Dwight Hall See map
67 High Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Event description: 

In 2019, there is a growing number of individuals and organizations that are leveraging tools of social entrepreneurship to promote innovative solutions to criminal justice reform. Will Snowden is one of them. While working as a public defender in New Orleans, Will launched The Juror Project—an advocacy organization designed to equip communities with information and tools to utilize local juries as a tool of reducing prison and jail populations. Now, as the Director of the Vera Institute’s New Orleans Office, he is working to expand Vera’s partnerships with government entities and community organizations to improve criminal justice systems across the South.

This fireside chat will provide members of the Yale community an opportunity to  hear about Will’s career journey, the process that he navigated to launch The  Juror Project, and his thoughts on the future of bail reform. Food and beverages will be provided.

This event is free and open to the Yale community. To pre-register, use this link.

Event Type: 
Prison Reform & Reentry
Event Source: 
Dwight Hall Institution
Open To: 
Graduate Students
Community Members