Reimagining the path forward for the formerly incarcerated at TechCrunch Sessions: Justice – TechCrunch

It can be difficult to reorganize society after it has been distorted by the criminal justice system. Progress in technology and the relentless, uncontrolled march of capitalism put obstacles in paths that can usually be difficult to overcome.

Fortunately there are a variety of programs and resources for these returning citizens that are designed to help them gain momentum. One such organization is The last mile, The goal is to help the disorganized people learn the skills so that after reunification in society they get a shot at getting a job. Some companies, such as Slack, have committed to hiring returned citizens.

On TechCrunch Session: Justice On March 3, we will examine the importance of opportunities for citizens to return when clutter-free with a panel of people working in this important transition space. Joining us for a virtual discussion will be Ellie Tamboura, Strategic Advisor to the newly formed Justice accelerator fund; Jason Jones, remote instruction manager for The Last Mile; And Deepti Rohatgi, head of Dull for good And public affairs.

Eli Tamboura graduated from The Last Mile Program in San Quentin. Until recently, there was a manager in Tambura Criminal justice reform program On Chain Zuckerberg Initiative, Where he helped guide the organization to one of its stated goals for reforming the American criminal justice system. Just last week, Justice Accelerator Fund Announced Tambura joined the grant-making organization as its first strategic advisor. Tambura will work with Founder and Executive Director Ana Zamora to “conduct the fund and prepare its first grant-strategy later this year.”

Jason Jones graduated from The Last Mile in 2018. After his release from San Quentin, he joined the organization as a remote instruction manager. He is a web developer and teaches coding at McClymonds High School in West Oakland.

Slack decided to create his own on shows like The Last Mile next chapter, Which helps train previously incompatible individuals for jobs in technology and hired only a few. Deepti Rohatgi led Slack for Good, which developed the program, although other companies have signed on to try it out.

TC Sessions: Join Justice on 3 March To hear from Tambura, Jones and Rohatgi how the ability to start from a place of strength can help set people up for success, as well as what the tech industry can do to promote this environment. You can get your $ 5 ticket here.