We recognize that returning citizens know best what they need to survive and thrive; our every action is guided by an Advisory Board made up entirely of formerly incarcerated men and women. Once a month they meet to develop programming, offer feedback, and set the course of our work in Harlem. Their annual event series, #KNOwJusticeHarlem, seeks to share the expertise of community members and thought-leaders and provoke conversation about criminal justice reform that is rooted in the lived realities of people with high levels of justice involvement and police contact. By raising awareness and stimulating conversation, the Advisory Board hopes to move from a place of no justice to knowing justice.
Barbara Barron is the current president of the Board.