We recently became aware of a concept that is moving across the country called “Participatory Defense”. This system of community organizing is designed to get families and communities involved in both positively impact court cases of family members AND to identify patterns in the courtroom that are harmful.
Check out the Story of Participatory Defense from Silicon Valley De-Bug, the founders of this model: http://archives.siliconvalleydebug.org/articles/2015/05/22/story-participatory-defense
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