Empowering Women And Children Impacted By The Criminal Justice System

Last week, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone officially announced all police officers in Suffolk County will be required to wear body cameras.

This is an important step towards transparency in our police department. Body cameras will allow for the review of police actions and hold officers accountable for unjust behavior.

As a member of the Suffolk County Police Reform & Reinvention Committee, I spoke with CBS News about the implementation of body cameras. You can watch the video below:
While this is a critical step in transparency, there is much more work that needs to be done, especially for justice-involved women in reentry who are often challenged by interactions with the police.

New Hour is proud to urge comprehensive criminal justice reform. Even as the New York State Legislative session has come to an end without fixing many of the challenges we face, we will continue to advocate for reforms across policing and the larger criminal legal system of injustice.

We appreciate the support that you give us to make our work possible. We will continue to fight for equity and a system that supports all of us.

In solidarity,

Serena & the New Hour Team