The Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice is hosting a public convening called Justice Works: Dispatches from the Front Lines of Community Justice on Tuesday October 3rd from 5-7pm in Milstein East C. Details in the poster below.



Community justice is the process of building public policy by incorporating the voices, knowledge and aspirations of individuals living and working in communities decimated by decades of disinvestment, neglect over-policing and prosecutorial excess.

This event marks the Houston Institute’s first dedicated public convening specifically addressing the practice of community justice. The panel is organized around a report by the Oregon Justice Resource Center entitled, “Disrupting Mass Incarceration at the Local Level.”

We expect this to be a wide-ranging, informative discussion and hope you can join us.


  • Aramis AyalaState Attorney, 9thJudicial Court for the State of Florida
  • Lillie A. EstesCommunity Strategist, ALO Community Strategy, RePHRAME and Community Justice Film Series
  • Kate GonsalvesPolitical Director, Oregon Justice Resource Center
  • Katherine StantonAmherst College ‘18; CHHIRJ Intern

Free and open to the public
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