Propel Capital’s Sarah Williams Honored by The Center for Court Innovation
Over 250 guests joined the Center for Court Innovation at a benefit celebrating justice reform and the accomplishments of four innovators from a variety of fields.
Proceeds from the benefit, which was held at The Rubin Museum of Art and emceed by actor and activist Jeffrey Wright, will help the Center continue its work to create a more effective and humane justice system.
The honorees were: MaryAnne Gilmartin of L&L MAG, who served on the Independent Commission on New York City Criminal Justice and Incarceration Reform; Sarah Williams and Propel Capital, who have pioneered an innovative approach to philanthropy; Quardean Lewis-Allen, who is offering new opportunities for disconnected young people through his nonprofit, Made in Brownsville; and Janet DiFiore, chief judge of the New York State Unified Court System, who is exploring new ways to address pressing issues like the opioid crisis and increasing access to justice for all New Yorkers.
“The Center for Court Innovation is about … helping folks at risk, folks in marginalized communities rewrite the narratives of their own stories, to break out of loops that lead to incarceration … so that they lead to more productive and full lives,” said Wright, the Tony- and Emmy Award-winning actor who currently stars in the HBO series Westworld.
He noted that the Center has “many identities” based on its wide variety of programming, including initiatives to combat violence, improve quality of life, and influence policy...