Leading with Conviction

Prison Reform Organization Initiative – Apply Now

JustLeadershipUSA is an organization dedicated to cutting the U.S. correctional population in half by 2030. JLUSA empowers people most affected by incarceration to drive policy reform and you can read more about their mission here. This organization uses advocacy campaigns, leadership training and member engagement to work towards this end goal.

JLUSA has created an initiative, entitled Leading with Conviction (LwC), that identifies community leaders who have been personally affected by incarceration and employing them to help drive policy change. LwC is a cohort based, 12-month opportunity for leaders from around the country that takes place both in-person and remotely. You can read more about the program here and here.

If you know anyone who might be a good candidate for this program, please pass along the information to them. The application deadline in September 15th and they can apply online using this link.

Molly Bagshaw

About Molly Bagshaw

Molly is a second-year law student at the University of Houston Law Center. Molly graduated from Princeton University in 2013 with a degree in sociology, African American studies, and spanish. Molly then served as a Teach for America corps member for two years in a Title One school in Fort Worth, Texas and spent the next year working for the San Francisco Public Defender's Office. Molly has worked for numerous lawyers and public defenders, and is committed to a career in indigent defense. She is excited to be spending this summer working at the Juvenile Public Defender in Travis County to pursue this goal in an environment that encompasses everything she is passionate about.

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