PBS39 to Host Community Conversation, Criminal Justice Reform

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Bethlehem, PA. – August 3, 2020 – PBS39 will premiere a one hour program, Community Conversation: Criminal Justice Reform, on Tuesday, August 11, at 7 p.m. In this conversation, host Monica Evans and guests will explore where the criminal justice system is effective and where it is lacking.

“This is a crucial time to look at the criminal justice system with a wider lens; and look behind the bars to see if people are getting the help they need to rebuild their lives,” said Monica Evans, Executive Producer and Host.

Additional discussion topics include incarceration rates, systemic racism in the justice system and what is being done in the Lehigh Valley region to improve the situation.

Panelists joining the discussion include:

  • Ettore Angelo – Criminal Defense Attorney
  • Dr. Hasshan Batts – Executive Director, Promise Neighborhoods
  • Judge Douglas G. Reichley – Lehigh County Court of Common Pleas
  • Jose Rivera – Allentown Resident
  • Patty Cannon – Allentown Resident

Watch Community Conversation:Criminal Justice Reform on PBS39, PBS39.org and on PBS39’s Facebook page. For more information, visit PBS39.org/communityconversation.


About Lehigh Valley Public Media™
Lehigh Valley Public Media is home to PBS39, WLVR News, and various community initiatives. We are the regional leader in the publicly funded, non-profit media space and serve a vibrant and growing economic region through a dedication to local, unbiased journalism, primary and secondary education, workforce development and health and wellness. PBS39 broadcasts four additional channels of content: PBS39 Extra, WORLD, Create TV and France 24. Lehigh Valley Public Media is licensed in Allentown to the Lehigh Valley Public Telecommunications Corporation. For more information, visit PBS39.org.


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