Social Venture Circle hosts this interactive panel discussion on how we can make investment decisions which will influence long-term justice system reform and end the revolving door of incarceration featuring Frederick Hutson (Pigeonly), Nyra Jordan (American Family Insurance), and Arun Prabhakaran (Urban Affairs Coalition) moderated by Chris Bentley (DECarceration Fund).
The US criminal justice system directly impacts 6.6 million people at a direct cost of more than $80 billion per year. This profoundly broken system is marred by racial disparities, extractive business practices, and misaligned incentives.
How can we make investment decisions which will influence long-term justice system reform and end the revolving door of incarceration? The opportunity exists to find highly innovative private sector business models that address the injustices of mass incarceration and are poised for the ethical disruption of the criminal justice system.
Frederick Hutson is the CEO and co-founder of Pigeonly, a platform that makes it easy for people to search, find, and communicate with an incarcerated loved one.
Nyra Jordan is the Social Impact Investments Dircetor for American Family Insurance. Nyra advances equitable opportunities for historically marginalized populations.
Arun Prabhakaran is the Outgoing Chief of Staff for District Attorney Krasner (Philadelphia) and Executive Vice President of the Urban Affairs Coalition.
Chris Bentley is the Founder and Managing Director of the DECarceration Fund. The DECarceration Fund is designed to invest and support highly innovative enterprises that are working to eliminate the suffering caused by the US Criminal Justice System.
In partnership with the American Sustainable Business Council, Intentional Media, JumpScale, and Opportunity Collaboration.
Supported by The Accountkeepers, Bromberger Law, and SustainVC.