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Taina  Vargas-Edmond

Taina Vargas-Edmond

Essie Justice Group
Essie Fellow Lead
Oakland, CA, USA


Taina Vargas-Edmond is the Lead Fellow with the Essie Justice Group, an Oakland-based organization that provides healing and advocacy support to women with incarcerated loved ones. She is also the Founder and Executive Director of Initiate Justice, which engages people directly impacted by incarceration in the California ballot proposition process. As a woman with an incarcerated loved one, her work focuses on policy reforms that aim to chip away at mass incarceration.

Prior to joining Essie and founding Initiate Justice, Taina worked as a State Campaigner for the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights and as a Field Representative for the California State Assembly. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from California State University, Northridge, and a Master’s degree in Diplomacy and International Relations from Seton Hall University.

Taina Vargas-Edmond is associated with the following items:
Web Segment  Web Segment Walking the Talk in Allyship – How to Effectively Support Criminal Justice Impacted Communities - Reentry in California – Overcoming Legal Barriers to Community Reintegration 2017, Monday, August 14, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Walking the Talk in Allyship – How to Effectively Support Criminal Justice Impacted Communities - Walking the Talk in Allyship – How to Effectively Support Criminal Justice Impacted Communities , Monday, August 14, 2017
Transcripts  Transcripts Walking the Talk in Allyship – How to Effectively Support Criminal Justice Impacted Communities - Walking the Talk in Allyship – How to Effectively Support Criminal Justice Impacted Communities , Monday, August 14, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Walking the Talk in Allyship – How to Effectively Support Criminal Justice Impacted Communities - Walking the Talk in Allyship – How to Effectively Support Criminal Justice Impacted Communities , Monday, August 14, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Reentry in California – Overcoming Legal Barriers to Community Reintegration 2017, Tuesday, August 15, 2017, San Francisco, CA
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