Crime Survivors Speak shares the stories of survivor leaders transforming our nation’s safety and justice systems. At a time of increased consensus that American criminal justice needs reform, this show is about who victims of crime are, the safety solutions survivors want, and the model programs survivors support, programs that can get our country out of mass incarceration and into real safety — a safety that is truly for all. Join visionary survivor leader Aswad Thomas as he shares the mic with everyday people impacted by crime that are moving from healing to action and winning real change for communities across the country.

This podcast is sponsored by Crime Survivors for Safety and Justice, the nation’s largest network of crime victims joining together to create healing communities and shape public policy.

Host:

Aswad Thomas

Aswad is the National Director of Crime Survivors for Safety and Justice, the nation’s largest network of crime victims joining together to create healing communities and shape public policy. On August 24, 2009, Aswad was 26 years old and just three weeks away from going to Europe to play professional basketball. As he left a convenience store, he was approached by two men intent on robbing him and he suffered two near-fatal gunshots to his back, ending his basketball career. Today, Aswad leads Alliance for Safety and Justice’s organizing efforts as the Chief of Organizing and is the National Director of Crime Survivors for Safety and Justice.

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