Eddie Ellis, Jr. was a panelist at the January 31, 2018 screening of Ben Lear's directorial debut documentary film, "They Call Us Monsters," at the Landmark's E Street Cinema in Washington, DC.
After the film, staff and board members from the Campaign for Youth Justice and DC Alliance of Youth Advocates held a special panel discussion examining the intersection of juvenile justice and youth advocacy, in Washington, DC. Topics of discussion included the juvenile justice omnibus bill and the DC Youth Rehabilitation Amendment Act of 2017.
Eddie Ellis, Jr. Interviewed as Part of Washington Post Feature on Additional Barriers to Rehabilitation
Eddie Ellis, Jr. spoke to Washington Post journalist Rachel Chanson to discuss his incarceration experience in distant Colorado and the barriers that experience added to his return and reentry.
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One by 1, Inc. Founder/CEO, Eddie Ellis, spoke at a workshop at the 2017 National Legal Aid & Defender Association (NLADA) Annual Conference from December 6-9, 2017, in Washington, D.C.
The NLADA Annual Conference is an event designed to build the skills and knowledge of those in public defense, civil legal aid and public interest law to meet the legal needs of low-income individuals.
Eddie was a panelist for the Defender Caucus: Pre-Trial Justice: A Discussion about Bail Reform, Risk Assessments, and Race. The workshop focuses on sharing promising and immersing strategies for addressing racial injustice in pre-trail proceedings.
Additional panelists included: Cherise Fanno Burdeen, Chief Executive Officer at Pretrial Justice Institute; Stan German, Executive Director of New York County Defender Services; and Elizabeth Rossi, an attorney at Civil Rights Corps.
Our CEO/Founder Eddie Ellis, Jr. made another appearance in one of Professor Bennett's lectures at American University.
Dr. Richard Bennett is a professor in the Department of Justice, Law & Criminology. He works hard to impart his passion for comparative criminology, comparative criminal justice, and police organization and procedures to his student. He teaches Introduction to Systems of Justice, Insider's View of Justice, Comparative Criminology/Criminal Justice, and Introduction to Justice Research I and II.
Eddie Ellis, Jr. was a panelist at the 2017 Province VIII Deacon's Conference, To Set the Captive Free, in Reno, Nevada from November 9-11, 2017.
Province VIII of the Episcopal Church is made up of 900 congregations within 17 Dioceses and Navajoland Area Mission! Province VIII aims to encourage collaboration to strengthen ministry through: training workshops, online video conferences, retreats, and personal connections with peers among the diocese and their congregations.
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Eddie Ellis, Jr. participated in the Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth's Annual Convening in Washington, DC. He was a panelist in the "Preparing Incarcerated Loved Ones to Return Home" workshop.
This workshop addressed practical considerations for juvenile lifers returning home. The workshop was designed to equip the family members and loved ones of these juveniles with practical tips for making the transition home.
The panel was moderated by Joanna Visser Adjoian, a co-director at the Youth Sentencing & Reentry Project.
Additional panelists included: Ilyse Lerner, the owner of On Rye; Cindy Sanford, an advocate at the Pennsylvania Prison Society and family member of a juvenile lifer; and Leanna Williams, the sister of recently released juvenile lifer.
Eddie Ellis, Jr., the One by 1, Inc. Founder/CEO, provided testimony to the District of Columbia Committee on Judiciary & Public Safety during a public hearing on B22-451, the "DC Youth Rehabilitation Amendment Act of 2017".
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