Justice That Work
Justice That Work is an organization that has the objective of ensuring that the justice system in the United States leans more towards corrective justice than punitive justice. Justice That Work organization was founded by attorney Heather Hamel.
According to Heather Hamel, a criminal justice that measures its success by how many lives it improves, or by how many lives it transforms or by how much it helps the community achieve reforms is the kind of justice system that should exist. Read more: Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund
He adds that the sole purpose of the American Judicial System should not only be about imprisoning people but should also offer a leeway for those individuals to reform and become law-abiding members of the society.
Justice That Work operates in the state of Arizona. Its goal is to focus its efforts on changing the punitive justice system in the state by empowering the communities living here in such a way they become healthier and safer. According to Heather, Arizona is the ground Zero when it comes to punitive justice system reforms.
Arizona has the largest as well as the fastest growing inmates’ population in the United States. Arizona also has the largest number of blacks incarcerated in the United States.
Sheriff Joe Arpaio is one of the most notorious law enforcers who is highly indicted with cases of human rights abuses in Maricopa County, Arizona. The Arizona Police Force is also known to be very reckless in matters of human rights violations. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/blogs/az-aclu-honors-new-times-founders-jim-larkin-and-mike-lacey-as-civil-libertarians-of-the-year-6500737
Justice That Work is starting initiatives of setting up Community Courts in [Phoenix. In the cities where these courts exist the crime rate has greatly reduced. The impact is that the states are spending less money in maintaining the prisons. Money that was previously spent on maintaining prisoners and prion can now be channeled to other important sectors of the economy such as healthcare and education. Read more: Jim Larkin | Crunchbase
Hamel gives the example of an individual sentenced for engaging in drug abuse. He cites this example as one where the justice system should offer corrective justice. Instead of sentencing such a person to time in jail, the best judgment would be to recommend a rehabilitation center plus community work as a punishment.
Justice That Work also partners with other organizations in Arizona to ensure that a corrective justice system is created in the Arizona.
The Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund
The state of immigration in the state of Arizona has been in a deplorable state for the longest time now. Immigrants’ rights are normally violated by the state with reckless abandon.
It is for this reason that human rights, civil rights, and migrants; rights groups in the state of Arizona has an uphill task of ensuring that the state respects and defends the rights of every human being living in the State regardless of the origin. Everyone living in the United States is protected by the constitution against injustices.
The Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund is meant to fund the activities of migrant’s rights group in Arizona. The fund was created by two journalists Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin.
The money they used to create this fund was generated from a settlement they received from the state in a case where they had sued the state for violating their rights.