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Joy Gilfilen

Contributor • Member since May 19, 2015

Joy is the President of the Restorative Community Coalition a 501C3 nonprofit organization working to implement justice reform, recovery, jobs programs and community based economic alternatives to mass incarceration.

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The Jail Tax Ransom is Unacceptable

By Joy GilfilenOn Nov 06, 2017

Contributing writer Joy Gilfilen, is the President of the Restorative Community Coalition a 501C3 nonprofit organization working to implement justice reform, recovery, jobs programs and community based economic alternatives to [...]

Recent comments

"I agree with all of you (Juliette, Elizabeth and Dick) that this is a mess and that we must do better.  My reference to misconception in my comment [...]

Mar 08, 2018 on
Voices from the Inside: Part two—It's time to decriminalize mental illness in Whatcom County

"This is an excellent expose and deep article about how the mentally ill are criminalized and overcrowding our jail.  Dick,   you express a very common  misconception [...]

Mar 05, 2018 on
Voices from the Inside: Part two—It's time to decriminalize mental illness in Whatcom County

"Research and observations lead me to the conclusion that all bail decisions are direclty related to the prosecutor’s discretion.  He could change this with a change in attitude, [...]

Feb 06, 2018 on
Voices from the Inside: Part 1 - What’s next for the Whatcom County Jail and Justice System?

"This is a huge, huge topic for labelling people as a “sex offender” often triggers total fear and confusion in the conversations.  This is why doing the COSA Circles [...]

Nov 24, 2017 on
Managing High Risk Sexual Offenders--A Canadian Approach

"Thank you John for this blog and for bringing incredible writers to the table - this platform made a big difference in the jail tax campaign, and many of your [...]

Nov 10, 2017 on
Election Night Notes
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