Leadership Tomorrow Justice Day 2018 will be held on March 15, in the Library of the Public Defender building in Santa Ana. The program, led by Justice Day Co-Chairs Robyn Grant (’15) and Newport Beach Police Lieutenant Damon Psaros (’16,) and Justice Day Committee members Newport Beach Assistant Fire Chief Jeff Boyles (’15,) Tustin Police Lieutenant Brian Greene (’16,) and Newport Beach Assistant City Manager Carol Jacobs (’17,) offers fresh and informative perspectives about social justice and current legal issues within our communities.
We begin with a presentation by Fire Captain Nick Freeman of OCIAC – the Orange County Intelligence Assessment Center. Captain Freemen will provide an overview of Terrorism Liaison Training available to our County’s first responders.
Next, an extremely rare opportunity to engage with the two most influential people working for justice in the County, District Attorney Tony Rackaukus and Public Defender Sharon Petrosino.
Another important component of the day is the Police Chief’s Panel – a chance to interact with highly-valued public servants – Police Chief Robert Sharpnack (Costa Mesa,) Police Chief Mike Hamel (Irvine,) Police Chief Jon Lewis (Newport Beach,) and Deputy Police Chief Paul Garaven (Tustin.)
After lunch, Oree Freeman, human trafficking survivor, and Jim Carson of Orangewood Foundation, present to the class. The OC Register listed Ms. Freeman as one of the most influential people in OC in 2015. She became a victim of human trafficking at the age of 11 but was able to transcend her early dire circumstances with the help of Mr. Carson and Orangewood Foundation. Ms. Freeman’s story is sure to capture everyone’s attention.
Then, we walk a short distance from the Public Defender building to the Men’s Central Jail in Santa Ana to tour the facility – many consider the jail tour one of the most provocative experiences of the Leadership Tomorrow program.
The day wraps with a recap led by Dr, Trudy Naman (’00) back at the Library of the Public Defender building.