Justice For All is a podcast about the real stories of the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office. Through unprecedented access to the criminal justice system, we share stories on domestic violence, human trafficking, justice restoration, consumer and environmental protection.
Getting Environmental Justice in West Oakland
In the Spring of 2015, a case file landed on Deputy District Attorney’s desk that would start a years long legal battle with one of West Oakland most notorious polluters. In this episode we take a deep dive into what makes the Alameda County District Attorney’s Environmental Division one of the most aggressive in the country and why District Attorney Nancy O’Malley has made the environment one of her top priorities.
Nancy O'Malley in Conversation with Claire Bidwell Smith on Anxiety During the Corona Virus
Months into California’s Shelter In Place orders, it is clear that the pandemic is taking a toll on the mental health of so many of us. Many are dealing with the loss of a job and with it their income and sense of purpose. Others are working from home, with the added strain and impossible balancing act of caring for children or loved ones. Both are recipes for depression, anger and anxiety, with the potential for stress to boil over and manifest itself into abuse and violence in the home. Today, District Attorney Nancy O’Malley is in conversation with Author and Grief Therapist Claire Bidwell Smith. Her new book, Anxiety: The Missing Stage of Grief is particularly poignant during this era of the pandemic.
In Conversation with Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley
As everyone in Alameda County is contending with the Stay-At-Home orders and life with a pandemic, the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office continues to operate. This time on Justice For All, we talk to Nancy O’Malley, District Attorney for Alameda County. She talks about life during COVID-19, how her office of over 400 is adjusting to the crisis, Santa Rita jail population reductions, and how her office continues to make headway on major issues affecting the County.
In 2019, the California Legislature and the Governor passed Senate Bill 22, allowing for the prompt testing of rape test kits. However, the road for passage of this bill was long, littered with cases of untested kits, and victims who often wondered whatever happened to their test. In this episode we feature two cases of rape tied to a single man and an untested rape kit and discover how prompt testing in California finally became law.
20% of returning veterans will suffer from PTDS. For many veterans, re-entering society can prove to be difficult. Whether it’s from an injury sustained during a tour in Vietnam or Afghanistan, or a substance abuse problem brought on by PTSD, Veteran’s Court provides a clear path for people to get the help they need to rejoin society in safe and meaningful way. On today’s show we just in with the Alameda County DA’s office to see firsthand how this innovative program is helping this important group of citizens in our county.
For many, getting out of jail or prison is only the first step t getting their lives back on track. But depending on what is waiting for you once you get out, that path can prove to be a difficult one – one that might just lead back to jail. Re-entry Court specifically deals with formally incarcerated individuals who need a little help getting their lives back on track. Job training and placement, mental health services, help with housing. It’s all just part of the program at Alameda County Re-Entry Court.
Better than npr actually
Very interesting podcast. Please keep making these. It’s so nice to hear positive local news.
This is a great podcast. Super informative and well-made! Look forward to future eps!