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Upcoming Community Justice Forum: Meet CJCC Community Representatives

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The Charleston County Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (CJCC) invites the community to the third Community Justice Forum, to be held virtually April 27th from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm.

The forum, entitled “Meet CJCC Community Representatives,” will feature some of the currently serving community representatives   including:

  • Anthony Bishara, Psychology Professor, College of Charleston
  • C Michael Bowman, President of Board of Directors, Father to Father, Inc.
  • Adrian Cain, Senior Vice President Leadership Charleston Metro  Chamber
  • Lydia Cotton, Hispanic Community Advocate
  • Areyonna Keels, attorney, Bilingual Victim Advocate
  • Marcus Tyler McDonald, Lead Organizer, Charleston Black Lives  Matter
  • Otha Meadows, President & CEO, Charleston Urban  League
  • Keith Smalls, Founder/ Director, My Community’s Keeper Mentor  Group
  • Reverend David Truluck, Executive Director, SHIELD Ministries
  • Lauren Williams, attorney, Williams & Walsh, LLC

Community representatives voice the diverse needs and concerns of Charleston County residents within the CJCC. Representatives attend and participate in CJCC monthly meetings, review CJCC progress, gather and share community input, and provide voice and feedback from the community in the CJCC decision-making  process. Community representatives are selected annually through an open call for applications during the last quarter of the  year.

The community representatives would love to hear from their constituents.  To actively participate in the event, including asking live questions of the panelists, please  register through Zoom at the  following link: http://bit.ly/cjf04272021. The event is free and open to the public.

“Each community representative voices the concerns of a different sector within the larger Charleston community,” said CJCC Community Representative Adrian Cain, Senior Vice President Leadership and Executive Director Lead Charleston Foundation, Charleston Metro Chamber. “While we all come from different vantage points, local criminal justice improvement matters to us all. Come hear why.”

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