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Getting It Right After Getting It Wrong: What Wrongful Convictions Teach Us About Responding to Mistakes
Thursday, March 8, 2018 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm
Attorney Jon Eldan helps people rebuild their lives after they’ve spent years – sometimes decades – in prison for crimes they did not commit. Sharing stories from his work, he will focus on what we can learn – as individuals and institutions – from how we respond to mistakes, and opportunities to do better.
Jon Eldan (Berkeley Law ’02) is an attorney and the founder of After Innocence, a non-profit in Oakland that provides nationwide re-entry assistance for exonerees – people who have been released from prison after demonstrating that they did not commit the crime for which they had been incarcerated. After Innocence currently provides more than 500 exonerees with one-on-one help with accessing health care, social services and legal services, and advocates for policy reform on their behalf. He is a graduate of UC Berkeley and was a 2016-2017 Social Innovation Fellow at Emerson Collective in Palo Alto.
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