Lenore is the founder and President of Alliance for Safety and Justice, a national organization She is also the founder and Executive Director of Californians for Safety and Justice, the California-based organization winning justice reform in the nation’s most populous state. that partners with in-state leaders to advance justice reforms that replace over-incarceration with smart on safety policies that help communities most harmed by crime. The organization currently works in California, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, Ohio and Texas. In 2013, Lenore launched Crime Survivors for Safety and Justice, a network of diverse crime survivors calling for new safety priorities that now has 20 regional chapters and more than 6,000 members. In 2014, she was the Campaign Chair and co-author of California’s Proposition 47, a voter-passed ballot initiative to reduce incarceration and reallocate prison spending to treatment, prevention and victim services. Lenore also served on the Steering Committee for California’s Proposition 57, a 2016 voter-passed ballot initiative that incentivizes inmate rehabilitation through earned time credit and risk-based parole review, and prohibits prosecutors from filing cases against juvenile defendants in adult criminal court. In 2018, Alliance for Safety and Justice joined the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition and ACLU to win passage of Amendment 4 in Florida, restoring voting rights to 1.4 million Floridians living with a prior felony conviction.
Lenore holds a J.D. from NYU School of Law and a B.A. from UC Berkeley.
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