Good Law | Bad Law #143 - Compassion and Education vs. Stigma: A Conversation w/ Tracie Johnson
Aaron Freiwald, Managing Partner of Freiwald Law and host of the weekly podcast, Good Law | Bad Law, is joined by attorney Tracie Johnson, a recent Temple Law School grad and an Equal Justice Works Fellow, to discuss post-prison placement as well as her focus on helping young women of color in Philadelphia.
Tracie works at Community Legal Services in the Employment Unit to help create career pathways for women and girls of color who face barriers in their lives because of past interactions with the criminal justice system. Her fellowship, sponsored by the law firm, Greenberg Trauig, and Equal Justice Works, aims to help women who have been marginalized by our criminal justice system deal with the impacts their experiences may have had on their lives.
Through her work, Tracie represents and advocates for young women of color in Philadelphia who have criminal records to increase their access to meaningful employment, education and housing opportunities and to fight intergenerational poverty. Tracie designed the fellowship herself and, as is clearly evident from our conversation, she brings an uplifting passion to this project.
Host: Aaron Freiwald
Guest: Tracie Johnson