The LWOP Project is an initiative led by Human Rights Watch, the Anti-Recidivism Coalition, and USC Gould School of Law Post-Conviction Justice Project to build a foundation for future campaigns to end the use of life without the possibility of parole (LWOP). The project aims to lay the groundwork for shifting public opinion on LWOP and building support among policymakers to eliminate the extreme sentence.
Advanced Leadership Skills Program
The Advanced Leadership Skills Program is one aspect of the LWOP Project. This training program is designed to build the leadership capacity of people formerly sentenced to LWOP who have made extraordinary returns to the community. The program consists of ten workshops to be held on ten consecutive Tuesday nights from 6pm to 8pm PT, starting September 14th, 2021 and ending November 16th, 2021. The Advanced Leadership Program will cover topics such as the following:
- The Essentials of Leadership
- Powerful Communication – Writing, Messaging, and Public Speaking
- Working with the Media
- Technology for Basic Leadership
- Movement History & Elements System Change