The JCCP is excited to welcome this year’s new Re-Imagining Justice Mentor-In-Residence, Lorenzo Jones.
A veteran community organizer, Lorenzo Jones is the co-founder and co–executive director of the Katal Center for Equity, Health, and Justice. Katal works at the municipal and state level in Connecticut and New York to build leadership and organizing capacity to end mass incarceration and the drug war.
Lorenzo brings more than 25 years of experience organizing communities to influence the political process and bring about systemic change. He has developed, coached, and mentored thousands of grassroots leaders for social justice. Lorenzo has worked as an organizer, trainer, and strategist with groups across the United States and globally. He has served as an adviser and consultant to organizers and campaigns for criminal justice and drug policy reform. His leadership strategy focuses on teaching everyday people that they can make the change they want to see, and helping organizers understand the political terrain around them.
To learn more about Lorenzo and the Katal Center, visit: https://katalcenter.org/lorenzo_jones/