Lenore Anderson on In Their Names at the Ford Foundation

June 15, 2023
- 5:30 pm ET
Ford Foundation
320 E. 43rd Street,
New York NY
Join the Ford Foundation for a discussion about In Their Names: The Untold Story of Victims’ Rights, Mass Incarceration, and the Future of Public Safety with author Lenore Anderson in conversation with Robert Rooks, CEO of REFORM Alliance, moderated by david rogers, program officer for Ford Foundation.
In In Their Names, Lenore Anderson, president of Alliance for Safety and Justice, one of the nation’s largest reform advocacy organizations, offers a close look at how the political call to help victims in the 1980s morphed into a demand for bigger bureaucracies and more incarceration, and cemented the long- standing chasm that exists between most victims and the justice system. She argues that the powerful myth that mass incarceration benefits victims obscures recognition of what most victims actually need, including addressing trauma, which is a leading cause of subsequent violent crime.