The ACLU of Arizona’s Campaign for Smart Justice hosted its first Smart Justice Welcome Sessions in June to start the conversation about creating vital change to Arizona’s criminal justice system.
Attendees took part in an interactive activity that allowed them to walk in the shoes of someone trapped in the vicious cycle of mass incarceration.
Following a discussion, attendees immediately committed to take direct action to fix our criminal justice system by writing their elected officials or inviting friends to join the campaign.
The Campaign for Smart Justice will continue hosting Welcome Sessions throughout the year. It will also hold workshops to empower formerly incarcerated people and help them become leaders in the fight for a smart criminal justice system.