Justice on Trial: Gangs Neuroscience & Drug Reform is the title of the 2012 San Francisco Public Defender’s Justice Summit.

The summit will be held at the Koret Auditorium of the San Francisco Main Library, 100 Larkin Street, lower level (enter at 30 Grove Street.)

This event is free, but seating is limited. Register online and find out more at sfjusticesummit.com

9 a.m.: Registration

9:30 a.m.: Keynote Speaker: UCLA Professor Jorja Leap, author of Jumped In: What Gangs Taught Me About Violence, Drugs, Love and Redemption.

10 a.m. Panel I: Jumped In: Strategies to Reduce Gang Violence

11:15 a.m. Panel II: The Brain on Trial: Is Free Will Truly Free?

12:30 p.m.: Lunch provided

1:30 p.m. Panel III: Drugs: From Felonies to Misdemeanors?


  • Jeff Adachi, San Francisco Public Defender
  • Michael Biel, Commander of Investigations, SF Police Department
  • Lizbett Calleros, Coordinator, HOMEY
  • Rudy Corpuz, Executive Director, United Playaz
  • David Faigman, UCSF/UC Hastings
  • Eric Fleming, Assistant District Attorney, Gang Prosecutions
  • Geno Frazier, Expert, Youth Violence Prevention
  • Ricardo Garcia-Acosta, Northwest Community Response Network
  • George Gascón, SF District Attorney
  • Matt Gonzalez, Chief Attorney, SF Public Defender’s Office
  • Dr. Kent Kiehl, University of New Mexico, Neuroimaging Expert
  • Tal Klement, Deputy Public Defender
  • Mark Leno (by video): California State Senator
  • German Yambao, Case Manager, Former Inmate



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