Jess Farris and Others
Sunday, 13 October 2019, 12:40 p.m.
District attorneys have the power to flood jails and prisons, ruin lives, and deepen racial disparities with the stroke of a pen. But they also have the discretion to do the opposite. The LA Coalition for DA Justice and Accountability is committed to shining a light on the tremendous power DAs wield. Join us as we discuss what you should know and how you can help.
Jess Farris is director of criminal justice and drug policy/policy and advocacy counsel at the ACLU of Southern California. Since 2013, she has provided research and strategy guidance for ACLU SoCal chapters and works on varied policy and advocacy issues, with a focus on privacy/surveillance and criminal justice. Previously, Jess worked at Innocence Matters, where she provided direct legal representation and worked on policy objectives and public advocacy aimed at preventing and correcting wrongful convictions. Jess now serves on its board of directors.