Electing the Most Powerful Person in the Criminal Justice System

This Thursday, from 6:00-7:30, the ACLU-VT and Rights & Democracy are sponsoring an online public forum/webinar as part of our efforts to educate more community members on the influence that state’s attorneys (prosecutors) have in driving mass incarceration — or helping to end it.

We are hoping to get high attendance for this session, so please help spread the word to your contacts and join us on Thursday if you can.  Register here.  Facebook invite here.

WHAT: “The Most Powerful Person in the Criminal Justice System” Online Forum/Webinar

WHEN: Thursday, May 17th, 6:00-7:30

WHERE: Online or phone


Many voters don’t know that one of the most important people in the criminal justice system is someone that we elect: their local prosecutor. In Vermont, our prosecutors are called ‘State’s Attorneys’ and every county has one. Learn more about the role that prosecutors play in our state and what discretion they have to send people to prison or use other alternatives.

Speakers: Robert Sand of Vermont Law School, Jessica Brown of Chittenden Public Defenders Office, and Nico Amador of ACLU of Vermont.

This webinar is FREE and open to the public.

This spring, Smart Justice Vermont is exploring questions related to mass incarceration, its causes and alternatives in The Freedom Series, an online forum for learning and discussion. All Freedom Series webinars are free and open to the public.  Register to RSVP and receive instructions on how to join via your phone or home computer.

Smart Justice Vermont is a nonpartisan campaign of the ACLU of Vermont. The ACLU of Vermont does not endorse or oppose candidates for office.

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