Webinar: Pre-Trial Reforms: A Deeper Dive

Webinar: Pre-Trial Reforms: A Deeper Dive


Join NYSCASA on December 17 for a closer look at pre-trial reforms recently signed into law in New York.

From 12:00 PM until 1:30 PM

Presented by the New York State Coalition Against Sexual Assault / Selena Bennett-Chambers, sbennett-chambers@nyscasa.org


Join NYSCASA for a discussion about the pre-trial reforms that were signed into law this past session in New York State. Topics such as public safety and other states' implementation of pre-trial reforms will be covered. Register for this webinar here: bit.ly/PreTrialReform



Insha Rahman 

Insha Rahman is the Director of Strategy & New Initiatives at the Vera Institute of Justice. As a member of Vera's leadership team, she helps to incubate new work in the areas of prosecutorial reform, bail, and decarceration, with a focus on developing advocacy-related strategies and accountability. Having practiced as a public defender before coming to Vera, she is a nationally-recognized expert on bail and has developed bail legislation and policies, including recently passed reforms in New York State, and provided technical assistance and training to advocates, judges, defense attorneys, and prosecutors on bail reform, pretrial justice, and reducing jail incarceration.

Anne Patterson

Anne Patterson is Senior Vice President of STEPS to End Family Violence, which provides robust clinical, advocacy and supportive services to survivors of intimate partner and other forms of gender-based violence. For over 26 years, Anne has worked in community with survivors of intimate partner violence in an effort to raise awareness of the epidemic of violence against women, educate others about domestic violence and transform the rhetoric and institutions that sustain gender-based violence. Anne is a licensed social worker who has worked across the country in multiple domestic violence shelters, within the child welfare system, and extensively within the criminal legal system. 

Katie Schaffer

Katie Schaffer is an organizer, educator and advocate. For the past two years, she coordinated a statewide campaign for bail reform and jail decarceration at JustLeadershipUSA, which won a historic victory in April 2019. Currently, she is an independent consultant, supporting organizations across the state in developing new campaigns and advocacy work. Previously, she worked with incarcerated students to develop and expand college access in New York State prisons as the Director of College Access at John Jay College. She has also developed curriculum for educators on gender and sexuality in early childhood and worked with grassroots gender justice organizations to redirect philanthropic dollars.



Registration is required. Register here: bit.ly/PreTrialReform


Selena Bennett-Chambers, Director of Public Policy


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