Coronavirus Information and Update: Spring 2021 Plans

Crystal Maloney ‘14

Chief of Innovation and Strategy, Zealous
Member, The Justice Collaborative

The vision that propels me in my work future in which we end mass criminalization. I work with public defenders across the country who are fighting to end mass criminalization alongside grassroots organizers and those who are directly impacted. Public defenders see and understand how the web of racist, unfair, and wasteful criminal laws and policies exacerbate poverty and public health issues and devastate lives without making communities safer. When public defenders move their advocacy outside of court they can challenge the public narrative and move lawmakers to change laws for the better. In my work we are striving to reduce the size and harm of the criminal legal system. And we are advocating for laws and polices that promote public health.