In the News: Judy Patrick on State Prison Reform and Change

Judy PatrickJudy Patrick, President and CEO of the Women’s Foundation of California recently authored a Sacramento Bee op-ed on state prison reform and a Re: Philanthropy blog post on theories of change. Excerpts and links below! Comments welcome.

Viewpoints: Put focus on women for state prison reform
By Judy Patrick
Sacramento Bee, April 9, 2011

How do we reduce the number of people returning to prison and the costs associated with incarceration? Let’s start with women. That’s the recent recommendation made by the committee of law enforcement leaders and social justice advocates that make up California Attorney General Kamala Harris’ transition team focused on reducing recidivism in the state. Read more

A Candid Conversation about Change
By Judy Patrick, Posted to the RE: Philanthropy blog on April 7, 2011

As I begin to reflect on this year’s conference theme, “Windows,” a metaphor for encouraging a spirit of transparency, honesty, openness and candor, I am moved to also reflect a bit about the past year.

I’ve been thinking a lot about the role of theories of change in our work. Read the rest of the article on the Re: Philanthropy blog

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