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Connections: How JustCause aims to improve the community's interactions with the justice system

Leaders at Volunteer Legal Services Project of Monroe County made a major announcement Thursday morning. The nonprofit is changing its name to JustCause. Leaders say low-income people in the community have negative interactions with the justice system, and often don’t feel that it works for them. JustCause is working to change that perception by providing pro bono legal services.

This hour, we talk with JustCause attorneys about how they are fosting this change, sometimes one case at a time, sometimes on broad, systemic levels. Our guests:

  • Tina Monshipour Foster, human rights lawyer, and executive director at JustCause
  • Ed Hourihan, attorney at Bond Schoeneck and King 
  • Terria Jenkins, chief trademark counsel and division counsel, legal, at Eastman Kodak Company
  • Liz McGriff, member of the City-Wide Tenant Union
Evan Dawson is the host of "Connections with Evan Dawson." He joined WXXI in January 2014 after working at 13WHAM-TV, where he served as morning news anchor. He was hired as a reporter for 13WHAM-TV in 2003 before being promoted to anchor in 2007.
Megan Mack is the executive producer of "Connections with Evan Dawson" and live/televised engagement programming.