On Thursday, September 21, Tara Huffman, director of OSI’s Criminal and Juvenile Justice Program, will be part of a panel discussion, “Innocence Denied: Exploring the Intersection of Race, Bail and Guilty Pleas” at the Congressional Black Caucus.
Huffman oversees the work of the Coalition for a Safe and Just Maryland, which works toward an alternative system of pretrial justice that reduces unnecessary detentions and does not penalize people for their economic status.
The discussion, hosted by Innocence Project, will also include Rodney Roberts, – exoneree and founder of the Rodney Roberts Foundation; Adam Foss, former assistant district attorney and founder of Prosecutor Impact; and Kristin Henning, director of Georgetown University’s Juvenile Justice Clinic. The panel will be moderated by Innocence Project’s Special Counsel for New Initiatives Chantá Parker.
You can follow the conversation on Twitter with #InnocenceDenied.
The event starts at 2 p.m and is open to the public. More information here.