On August 12, 2021, SF Weekly featured as its cover story – Jury-Mandering: San Francisco may soon pilot a new program aimed at balancing the scales of justice by increasing juror diveristy – with artwork by Olivia Wise. The in-depth article “Balancing the Scales of Justice” by Lily Sinkovitz discusses our Be the Jury pilot program, which aims to create more economically- and racially-diverse juries in San Francisco, as part of a broader movement to help remedy the historic and inherent discrimination and disenfranchisement of the criminal legal system.

“This is something that defenders and our clients have been noticing for a long time. It’s very difficult to get a jury of your peers.” – sf public defender mano raju


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