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June 30, 2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 1st marked another important milestone in Los...

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May 27, 2022

Twenty-one years ago, noted civil rights attorney and international justice reform advocate James Bell set out to revolutionize the way law was administered in the United States when he founded the W. Haywood Burns Institute in honor of his dear friend, human rights activist and famed attorney of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Poor People’s Campaign.

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April 22, 2022

Twenty-one years ago, noted civil rights attorney and international justice reform advocate James Bell set out to revolutionize the way law was administered in the United States when he founded the W. Haywood Burns Institute in honor of his dear friend, human rights activist and famed attorney of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Poor People’s Campaign.

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March 3, 2022

Twenty-one years ago, noted civil rights attorney and international justice reform advocate James Bell set out to revolutionize the way law was administered in the United States when he founded the W. Haywood Burns Institute in honor of his dear friend, human rights activist and famed attorney of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Poor People’s Campaign.

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October 15, 2021

More than a year after San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin announced...

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February 22, 2021

The Haywood Burns Institute announces the retirement of our Founder and President, James Bell. James founded the Haywood Burns Institute in 2001. Named for the late Haywood Burns, a civil rights attorney, professor, husband, friend, and brother, the organization has become a leading voice in the field of youth justice and systems transformation.

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December 9, 2020

As luck would have it, this troubling COVID-19 quarantine spike, and concerns...

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December 8, 2020

Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors this week voted to move juvenile...

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December 8, 2020

“The efforts leading up to this point started in August 2019 when...

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November 13, 2020

Newly elected Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón — who last...

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November 13, 2020

At approximately 4:42 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon, September 30, Governor Gavin Newsom signed SB 823, a...

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