Justice in Education Scholar Topeka K. Sam has been named a 2017 Soros Justice fellow. Her "Probation and Parole Accountability Project will help educate, empower, and defend the rights of people currently on probation, parole, or federal supervised release."
The fellowship features fellows "working in 11 states across the country.... (to) develop effective responses to both interpersonal and police violence, and challenge the ways in which the effects of incarceration linger long after someone has been released from prison.... Together, the fellows work with and on behalf of a wide range of communities, including many who are too often overlooked in conversations about mass incarceration in the United States, such as black LGBTQ immigrants, survivors of crime, people serving long sentences, and those on probation, parole, or supervised release." Click here to read more about the fellowship and Sam's work.