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Faith in the Valley participatory defense team and attorney stop juvenile transfers to Adult Court, preventing two youth from facing life sentences

Participatory Defense Team, Attorney Stop Juvenile Transfers to Adult Court, Preventing Youth from Facing Life Sentences

Last December, our participatory defense team began working with the teen in detention, his family and Ashok. The team, composed of Faith in the Valley grassroots leaders and congregations, works to accompany individuals facing criminal charges and their families. To support this young person, the team created a “socio-bio packet” highlighting the stories gained from talking to him and his community. When submitted, the packet provided the court with a more humanizing picture of his life and circumstances.
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Two Stockon police indicted for brutal beating of 17-year-old

Two Stockton Police Indicted for Brutal Beating of 17-Year-Old

Faith in the Valley and partners, The Gathering for Justice and LIVE FREE USA, have supported Devin and the Carter family since the night of the traffic stop and launched the #Justice4DevinCarter campaign following the incident. “It’s been a very difficult process. It’s the start to a new beginning and the city of Stockton has taken a step towards making things right.”
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Workers' Rights for Domestic Violence Survivors

Let’s Talk About Workers’ Rights for Domestic Violence Survivors

For Domestic Violence Awareness Month, we invited Legal Aid At Work to join us for a conversation about the workplace rights of survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking. This important conversation featured our partners, community leaders and domestic violence survivors from throughout the Central Valley. The goal was to create a safe space where survivors could share their stories while local experts weigh in with resources people can access
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