Jaws of Justice Radio investigates how we can achieve justice from a system of laws deeply rooted in economic, social and political inequality. We hope you will listen.
During the first of the show, host Craig Lubow talks to the Honorable Renee Henry about the Veterans Court in Wyandotte County, Kansas. We will discuss the purpose, goals, benefits, and eligibility for the Veterans Court. We will address the success rate for the participants and how effectively Veteran’s Court functions as an alternative to incarceration.
The mission of the Wyandotte County Veterans Treatment Court is to help veterans in the judicial system build positive, constructive lives while still holding them accountable for their conduct. The Wyandotte County Veterans Treatment Court will accomplish this through offering treatment and services to address substance use and mental health issues, as well as other barriers to veterans leading law abiding, productive lives within our community. This will serve to reduce drug and alcohol abuse, lower recidivism rates, reduce financial impact on our community and promote public safety. This mission is in recognition of our veterans’ service to our Nation and for the sacrifices they have made for the freedom we enjoy as Americans.
On the second part of our hour, we will replay our show from 6-18-23 when host Bev spoke with Matthew Solomon, Award-Winning Filmmaker, Best-Selling Author, and Integrated Leadership Consultant, about his recent documentary, Reimagining Safety. In the film, 10 experts discuss how policing and incarceration create more harm than good, why the system persists, and what changes can be made to make everyone safe.
Worldwide protests following the 2020 murder of George Floyd included calls to defund or abolish the police until a sharp rise in crime gave politicians and police supporters the fuel they needed to suppress the movement. Unfortunately, a detailed conversation about transforming public safety was never had before this film. Matthew addresses sensitive subjects in a way that is safe, empathetic, and thought-provoking.
Bev and Matthew will tell listeners what that discussion entailed and if you missed the event, how and where this important movie can be seen. The issue is not trying to defund police, the issue is trying to position police to take appropriate actions. Reform is certainly needed because people do not feel safe when police are involved.
On Jaws of Justice, we examine how to find justice in our society. Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are.
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