Pathways to Liberation
Forging A New Future for L.A. by Ending the Incarceration of Girls & Gender-Expansive YouthRegister Today
Exploring community-led solutions to the liberation of girls and gender-expansive youth and the future of Youth & Transformative Justice in L.A.
Dr. Monique Couvson
Monique Couvson, Ed.D. (formerly Monique W. Morris) is an award-winning author and social justice scholar with three decades of experience in the areas of education, civil rights, juvenile and criminal justice. Dr. Couvson is the President and CEO of Grantmakers for Girls of Color, the nation’s premier philanthropic intermediary exclusively focused on resourcing movements and organizations led by, and in support of, cis and trans girls and young femmes of color.
Jessica is a social entrepreneur and movement leader with a focus on building the resources and structures required to realize liberation. As the president of Reimagine Freedom, Jessica is tasked with holding and nurturing the vision of the Freedom Charter, and mobilizing the resources necessary to fuel the work and ensure our movement is successful and sustainable.
Katherine Lucero is Director of the Office of Youth and Community Restoration (OYCR) within the California Health and Human Service Agency where she is leading the Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) Realignment as required by Senate Bill 823. Prior to her appointment to this position, she had been the Presiding Judge of the Juvenile Division for Santa Clara County Superior Court, where her responsibilities included presiding over the Juvenile Justice Dual Diagnosis County (which she founded in 2014) and the Santa Clara County Dually Involved Youth (DIY) Court.