SMART JUSTICE FAIR JUSTICE:
Campaign to End Mass Incarceration
A League of Women Voters of
Bellingham/Whatcom County, Washington
Campaign Policy Director
at the ACLU of Washington
June 10, 2015
Mark Cooke and the ACLU of Washington are working on criminal justice reform, drug policy, and mental health policy. He also served as a Policy Advisor for New Approach Washington, the organization which successfully campaigned for the passage of Initiative 502. Mark graduated from Washington University in St. Louis in 2007 with JD and MSW degrees. While in St. Louis, he worked at the Missouri Institute of Mental Health researching drug policy issues, including methamphetamine laws and needle exchange programs. Prior to joining the ACLU, Mark practiced family law in Seattle and before going to graduate school, he worked in the foster care system in San Diego, CA and as a Court Appointed Special Advocate in Atlanta, GA.
Washington's Criminal Justice System - how do we end racial disparities & eliminate unnecessary incarceration?
End the War on Drugs
Make the Sentence Fit the Crime
Incentivize Smart Practices
Eliminate Unnecessary Incarceration
Invest in Better Systems
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