Paul Haidle, Executive Director of the New Mexico Criminal Defense Lawyers Association will address the Voices of Los Alamos group at their July 13 virtual presentation. Courtesy photo
Barron Jones, Senior Policy Strategist with the ACLU of New Mexico is one of two guest speakers at the July 13 Voices of Los Alamos virtual presentation. Courtesy photo
VOICES OF LOS ALAMOS NEWS
Please join us for our next Voices of Los Alamos virtual presentation on “Justice Reform in New Mexico and the Smart Justice Project,” from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday, July 13.
Our invited speakers will be Barron Jones, Senior Policy Strategist with the ACLU of New Mexico and Paul Haidle, Executive Director of the New Mexico Criminal Defense Lawyers Association.
The presentation will cover the following topics:
- What’s happening in New Mexico on criminal justice reform in the context of the national movement
- What the political landscape has looked like in New Mexico for justice reform in the past vs. future proposals
- Who are the players and how to get involved, and
- Focusing on supporting the leadership of people who have lived experience with the justice system (the Smart Justice Project).
Zoom link will be shared with our Facebook group and mailing list prior to the meeting.
Originally from Detroit, Barron Jones has lived in New Mexico for over 20 years. He holds a degree in journalism from the University of New Mexico and has worked for several news outlets in Central and Northern New Mexico. After spending several years working as a journalist for the Rio Grande Sun in Española, where he covered stories related to government accountability and education, Barron joined the ACLU of New Mexico January 2018 as Senior Policy Strategist. He has extensive experience writing about issues of domestic violence, poverty, and addiction, especially as they relate to the pressing need for criminal justice reform.
Paul Haidle is an attorney and the Executive Director of the New Mexico Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. Paul is originally from Chicago, Illinois, where he practiced criminal defense and served as the supervising attorney at Cabrini Green Legal Aid in Chicago. Most recently, Paul served as the senior policy strategist at the ACLU of New Mexico where he led that organization’s advocacy efforts on criminal justice reform and police accountability. After relocating to New Mexico, Paul served on the staff of US Senator Martin Heinrich where he led efforts to improve access to healthcare for veterans in rural New Mexico. Paul is an advocate for smart criminal legal system reform and racial justice. He works closely with a broad coalition of allied organizations and community members to achieve these goals.
For more information please visit: https://www.aclu.org/issues/smart-justice
Voices of Los Alamos is a non-partisan, progressive advocacy group created as a way for Los Alamos residents to voice their concerns over current political events, both at the state and federal levels. VOLA strives to build community, educate, discuss, and enact action plans, with a focus on the following issues: social justice, women’s rights, human rights, education, environment, health care, gun safety and election reform.