The NEN welcomes David Onek’s Criminal Justice Conversations Podcast back to empowersf. In this podcast, David speaks with James Bell, Executive Director of the W. Haywood Burns Institute, about his work to reduce the overrepresentation of youth of color in the juvenile justice system, the involvement of community members in the reform process, and more. Listen Now: Interview Highlights Bell on Involving the Community in the Reform Process “Involving the [...]Read more ›
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In this episode, David speaks with Kevin Grant, Oakland Street Outreach Coordinator, about how he maintains credibility with young people and law enforcement, how he turned his life around after fifteen years behind bars, how he fosters relationships with employers to help people with prior convictions find jobs, and more. Listen Now: Interview Highlights Grant on Taking Responsibility Rather Than Always Blaming the Police â€œI started finally coming to understand, [...]Read more ›
At empowersf.org, weâ€™re always opening the doors to those who can bring new voices and perspectives to the neighborhood-empowering, community-building world. To that end, weâ€™re excited to welcome criminal justice expert David Onek and the highly popular Criminal Justice Conversations Podcast to empowersf.org. The Podcast features weekly 30-minute conversations between David and a host of law enforcement officials, policymakers, advocates, service providers, and more. David is a Senior Fellow at [...]Read more ›