Join our Young Professionals Network!

by Bernadette Rabuy, February 18, 2015

Our new comedy videos taking on the video visitation industry’s outrageous claims that charging $29.95 for a crappy video visit is “just like Skype” are one of the first products from our new Young Professionals Network.

We’re building a list of working people who want to use their skills to improve our criminal justice system. Historically, most of our volunteer or internship opportunities have been based in our office around regular working hours. But our new network allows less frequent but more focused contributions.

We learn about your skills and then keep you or the whole group informed when interesting opportunities come up. Want to learn more and see examples of past collaborations? Fill out our form and introduce yourself! (MSWord) Then, send the completed form to pwagner [at]

6 Responses

  1. George Citizen says, 4 weeks, 1 day after publication:

    Hopefully this is a Young (at heart) Professional Network and not a discriminatory statement.

    I can think of a hundred good reasons to use this title and target this demographic, so my comment is somewhat in jest. However when tackling a big problem it’s never good to leave any tool at home.

    1. Peter Wagner says, 1 month after publication:

      That’s right, George. The network is open to everyone.

      We already have some ways to collaborate with folks still in school (internships, etc.) and folks much further along in their careers (board of directors, etc.) so this network was intended to fill the gap between the two. So please do send us your info if you’d like to participate.

  2. New report: The Racial Geography of Mass Incarceration | Prison Policy Initiative says, 4 months, 3 weeks after publication:

    […] partnership with Daniel Kopf of our Young Professionals Network, we analyzed U.S. Census data on the race and ethnicity of people incarcerated in given counties […]

  3. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau should regulate release cards | Prison Policy Initiative says, 5 months, 3 weeks after publication:

    […] And thanks again to Stephen for drafting the comment! (You may remember Stephen from his work in rebutting local government officials who insisted that jail phone kickbacks were necessary.) If you’d like to join our growing group of skilled volunteers, check out our Young Professionals Network. […]

  4. Mass Incarceration: The Whole Pie 2015 | From the Trenches World Report says, 9 months, 3 weeks after publication:

    […] could not have been completed without the support of our intern Emily Widra and two members of our Young Professionals Networkwho were essential to unlocking the offense data for people in jails. Dan Kopfdid some early […]

  5. Our best data visualizations in 2015 | Prison Policy Initiative says, 10 months, 1 week after publication:

    […] zones. With the help of two of our interns, Elydah Joyce and Arielle Sharma, and a member of our Young Professionals Network, Jacob Mitchell, we produced an animation that we expect will help other states follow […]

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  • May 15, 2018:
    Our Policy Analyst Lucius Couloute will be at the LEDA Summit on Race and Inclusion in Holland, Michigan, presenting his research on the challenges and disadvantages people face when they are released from prison. Tickets are available on LEDA’s website.

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