The California Innocence Project and Criminal Justice Reform Led by Summer Shafer Spiritual Growth Forum Sunday, May 26
The Spiritual Growth Forum for Sunday, May 26, 2019 ·
SPIRITUAL GROWTH FORUM – MAY 26 AT 9:30AM IN THE LIBRARY.
The California Innocence Project and Criminal Justice Reform
Led by Summer Shafer
Join us for a discussion about the California Innocence Project that works to free the wrongfully convicted. Hear about some of its most interesting cases, from the Brian Banks story, which has recently been made into a movie that is entering theaters this summer, to the Horace Roberts story, a recent exoneration of a man who was in prison for 20 years for a crime he did not commit.
Gain insight into the quirks of the organization, how science plays a role in post-conviction work, what issues the criminal justice system faces, and how we can all make a difference.
Summer Shafer is a second-year law student at California Western School of Law in San Diego. Her passion for the law led to work for Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom, the Public Defender’s Office, and the United States Student Association. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science: Law and Society at the University of California Riverside. During her time there, she fought along with students on a state-wide and national level against de-funding education and the student-to-prison pipeline. Through these experiences she saw how the justice system worked first hand, and was inspired to fight for those who have faced adversity in that system. Currently she works with the California Innocence Project (CIP). CIP brings hope to those burdened by the system, reunites families, and goes well beyond the call of duty to fight for the innocent.