Eye-opening stories and commentary about criminal justice, healing, and public safety
Eye-opening stories about criminal justice, healing, and public safety
Ep. 17: Lenore Anderson - Victims' Rights and the Future of Public Safety
March 9, 2023
Lenore Anderson discusses the connection between victims' rights and public safety, and how increasing services for victims can reduce crime.Listen →
Ep. 16 (excerpts) - Lisa Daniels: A Mother Who Forgave Her Son's Killer and Lives Restorative Justice
January 30, 2023Listen →
Ep. 16 - Lisa Daniels: A mother who forgave her son's killer and lives restorative justice
January 22, 2023
Lisa Daniels lives the principles of restorative justice as a mother who forgave her son's killer and asked for leniency at his sentencing.Listen →
About the show
Justice Voices is a podcast featuring “stories that need to be told, voices that need to be heard” regarding crime and criminal justice issues.
The program’s founder and host, David Risley, is a former career federal prosecutor and former Director of Public Safety Policy in the Illinois Governor’s office (for more information, see his personal website).
The program features the stories and voices of people with lived experience with crime and the criminal justice system, including such topics as reentry to community and family life after prison, healing from the trauma of being the victim of crime and trauma leading to commission of crime, the prison experience, effective policing, and community efforts of prevent and combat crime.
For many episodes, Mr. Risley is joined by co-host Lynard Joiner. The two originally met on opposite sides of the law on opposite sides of a federal courtroom, with Mr. Risley as prosecutor and Mr. Joiner as defendant. Now, they are good friends and collaborators on this and other projects.
After serving 17 years in prison, Mr. Joiner founded and is CEO of Shifting Into New Gear (SING), a nonprofit organization through which he provides mentoring and resource navigation services to citizens returning to Springfield, Illinois after release from prison. He is also author of the book, LJ’s Cocoon: Going to Prison Saved My Life.
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voices that need to be heard” regarding crime and criminal justice issues.
We publish every two weeks on Mondays at 12am.