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.