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Centering Equity, Engaging Communities, Transforming Systems
February 17, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
This installment in the Equity in Action webinar series will provide an overview of how SAMHSA’s SMVF TA Center and the MacArthur Foundation’s Safety and Justice Challenge’s criminal justice team is working to center racial equity in our local justice reform efforts. Through our technical assistance with a network of implementing and innovating local sites, we aim to collectively play a role in addressing racial and ethnic disparities and build our own capacity to be champions of racial equity.
As the Safety and Justice Challenge invests in local justice systems that advance racial equity and justice through the pursuit of anti-racist jail reduction policies and practices, this webinar will feature several jurisdictions that have made great strides in centering racial equity in their work.
The Safety and Justice Challenge Network fosters an inclusive and restorative definition of safety that prioritizes the dignity of all those involved, honors the expertise of directly impacted communities, and believes together, across sectors and communities, we can achieve transformational change so that all people have what they need to thrive.
Our panelists will show how their respective jurisdictions have engaged in this pursuit of transformational change from an intersectional perspective, to achieve equitable outcomes for all people, thereby prioritizing a focus on people of color.