Team Category: 2014 Communications Institute
For the first time in its five-year history, our Communications Institute focused on the issue of criminal justice.
We worked with advocates on framing the discourse on criminal justice in a way that tells a larger story, but also allows advocates to speak specifically to their own issues, such as racial profiling, drug policy, and gender and sexuality concerns. In 2014, 17 Fellows committed to learning and refining communications skills. Past Institutes have focused on immigration; home opportunity; and race, gender, and economic opportunity.
The 2014 Communications Institute was made possible, in part, by the generous contributions of Atlantic Philanthropies, the Ford Foundation, the Open Society Foundations, the Libra Foundation, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, and individual donors.
Meet the 2014 Fellows
Glenn is the founder of JustLeadershipUSA, a national nonpartisan membership organization whose goal is to reduce by 2030 the number of people in prison by half. He is co-founder of the Education Inside Out Coalition, a 2011-2012 America’s Leaders of Change National Urban Fellow, and a member of the boards...Get To know Glenn
Nicole is a national expert on defending juveniles charged with sex offenses. In 2013, as a Soros Justice Advocacy Fellow at Human Rights Watch, she authored Raised on the Registry, the first examination of the consequences of registration on youth sex offenders. In 2014, Pittman received a Stoneleigh Fellowship with...Get To know Nicole
Delia was introduced to Ex-prisoners Organizing for Community Advancement (EPOCA) seven years ago when she was in a six- month residential facility after being paroled. She became a volunteer leader for 20 months and was hired in August 2008 as a professional Community Organizer. As EPOCA members engaged Delia in...Get To know Delia
Vincent currently serves as the Executive Director of the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR), an organization that protects and advances rights guaranteed by the Constitution through groundbreaking litigation. Prior to joining the CCR, Vincent litigated civil rights cases for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), monitored hearings for South Africa’s...Get To know Vince
Art is Senior Drug Policy Manager at Drug Policy Alliance, based in Denver. Art is a graduate of Florida Coastal School of Law, where he was appalled at the gap between our theoretical constitutional liberties and what he witnessed growing up during the escalation of the drug war in the 1980s....Get To know Art
Alisa is Co-Executive Director of the Immigrant Defense Project, where she helps guide IDP's work to fight for the rights of all immigrants accused or convicted of crimes. Through advocacy, community education, and litigation, Alisa focuses on challenging programs that entangle local law enforcement and Immigrant and Customs Enforcement (ICE)...Get To know Alisa