General Session: Opening


Sunday, August 18, 2019
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Session Type: General

Van Jones is the CEO of REFORM Alliance, CNN political contributor, and host of Redemption Project and The Van Jones Show on CNN. Jones has been a leader in the fight for criminal justice reform for more than 25 years. He has founded and led many thriving social enterprises, including the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, Color of Change, and the Dream Corps – a social justice accelerator that houses #YesWeCode, #GreenForAll, and #cut50, the organization that recently led the charge on passing the FIRST STEP Act (a bipartisan Federal bill that the New York Times calls the most substantial breakthrough in criminal justice in a generation). The mission of the REFORM Alliance is to dramatically reduce the number of people who are unjustly under the control of the criminal justice system – starting with probation and parole.


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