Jewish Coalition on Criminal Justice Reform
Jewish Coalition on Criminal Justice Reform: The Jewish Coalition on Criminal Justice Reform brings together a diversity of Jewish organizations to collaborate on criminal justice reform work while creating dialogue and partnership both within the Jewish community and with other communities in New York City.
Rabbi Daniel Atwood, Director
Title: A COVID-19 Emergency Virtual Town Hall
Date: May 7th, 2020
Host organizations: JCPA, Ending Mass Incarceration (EMI)
JCPA and Ending Mass Incarceration, an Atlanta based organization that engages churches and faith communities around criminal justice reform, organized a town hall on the effects of COVID on the criminal justice system and how faith communities can respond. In addition to Rabbi Daniel Atwood, speakers included Jewish professionals from JCPA and JCRC of Atlanta, activists, and formerly incarcerated individuals. Rabbi Atwood presented on the disproportionate toll COVID has taken on New York’s prisons and jails, as well as the response of the Jewish Coalition on Criminal Justice Reform to this crisis. He then spoke about best practices for how other faith-based communities can get involved in this advocacy.