An attorney at the Vera Institute of Justice, Elizabeth Swavola fights for criminal justice reform in the US. Here, she shares thoughts on how the status quo hurts individuals and families, and prevents them from living in a just and equitable society.
“In a business community, if something wasn't working you would fix it. But we seem to be stuck in this paradigm of “This is the way we've always done it,” and it's not working. It's breaking up families. It's hurting individuals. It's preventing communities from being healthy and safe. I think it's time to shift, get back on track, and do a better job.”
– Elizabeth Swavola
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