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Criminal Injustice Reform Network

Chester, United States
Joined December 2020

CIRN develops ways to build political power in order to influence equitable policy outcomes that support underserved communities. We also support community members going through the judicial system.

Presence in: United States
Focus: Community / Customary Land Rights, Criminal Justice, Environmental Justice, Family, Generalist Legal Services, Governance, Accountability & Transparency, Housing Rights & Informal Settlements, Livelihoods, Other, Traditional / Customary Justice

CIRN is a group of citizens devoted to making real, intentional change to systems of criminal injustice in Virginia and beyond. Through litigation, policy change, and mutual aid.

People Associated With This Organization

BeKura Shabazz

United States  
Criminal Injustice Reform Network
Joined December 2020
Interests: Community / Customary Land Rights, Criminal Justice, Education, Environmental Justice, Family, Generalist Legal Services, Governance, Accountability & Transparency, Livelihoods, Peace-building & Transitional Justice, Traditional / Customary Justice
Bio: Hampton Roads native and mother to 4 biological children plus 4. BeKura W. Shabazz has over 2 decades of dirtroots advocacy and activism in the areas of criminal injustice, policy, environmental injustice, child welfare reform, housing and economic injustice work. She previously served as State lead for federal legislation on climate change and sea level rise with the Virginia Conservation Network. Since leaving that role she has been vigorously fighting against oppressive and systemic nonprofit culture against African Americans along side all of her other areas of interest. She is currently the Social Justice and Health Disparities committee chairwoman of the Va. Green New Deal, Chesterfield NAACP Criminal Justice committee chair, Internal Policy Committee of the Va Environmental Justice Collaborative and Board Member, an Advisory Board member of the Virginia Human Rights Network and just recently expanded her advocacy to the state Maryland by becoming the Legal Empowerment Director of Life After Release. Ms.Shabazz is the Founder and President of First Alliance Consulting LLC, The Criminal Injustice Reform Network and Mothers Against Mandatory Minimums. She is also a certified mediator, conflict resolution specialist and provides legal advocacy services for legally underserved community members.
BeKura Shabazz is the network champion (main point of contact) for Criminal Injustice Reform Network.

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