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Member Luncheon

Cash Bail Bond Reform

Alisha Krupinsky | Marin County Probation Department
Marisa Lagos | KQED News
Dorilyn Ahana | Chief Deputy District Attorney, Marin County
Tunisia Owens | Policy Manager, Ella Baker Center for Human Rights

(RESCHEDULED from 2/27/19)

Join us for a panel discussion on the SB-10 Referendum, a measure that eliminates cash bail in California and replaces it with a system of risk assessment. Panelists will discuss the multifaceted issue of cash bail bond reform.

Understand and connect with the issues surrounding bail reform in California. One of the most heavily debated subjects in criminal justice and for our greater society is whether or not cash bail should be eliminated, and if so what will replace bail. Attendees of this dynamic lunch program will learn how bail and pre-trial release currently works in California and what various stake holders are trying to change.

The goal of this panel based program is to present views from all sides of the issues surrounding bail in California so attendees can be better educated and aware of a critical change that is occurring in our criminal justice system.

Networking and registration beginning at 11:30am. Program starts promptly at noon.


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Date and Location

Wednesday | April 24, 2019

Embassy Suites
101 McInnis Parkway
San Rafael, CA 94903

Speaker Information

Alisha Krupinsky

Marin County Probation Department

Alisha Krupinsky is the Adult Division Director of the Marin County Probation Department. The Adult Services Division’s core functions are to assist the Courts in making decisions through the conducting of investigations, preparation of Court reports, and providing supervision and treatment to adults on Probation and those offenders released through AB109 realignment.

Marisa Lagos


Marisa Lagos reports for KQED's California Politics and Government Desk and co-hosts a weekly show and podcast, Political Breakdown. At KQED, Lagos conducts reporting, analysis and investigations into state, local and national politics for radio, TV and online. Previously, she worked for nine years at the San Francisco Chronicle covering San Francisco City Hall and state politics. She has won awards for her work investigating the 2017 wildfires and her ongoing coverage of criminal justice issues in California. She previously worked for the San Francisco Examiner and Los Angeles Times, and lives in San Francisco with her two sons and husband.

Dorilyn Ahana

Chief Deputy District Attorney, Marin County

Dori Ahana has been a prosecutor with the Marin County District Attorney’s office for 23 years. She has prosecuted a wide variety of misdemeanor and felony crimes specializing in domestic violence, gang crimes, and homicide, Her prosecution against serial killer Joseph Naso involving the deaths of 10 women and the sexual assaults of hundreds of other women won her California District Attorney's Association prosecutor of the year award.
In her current position as Chief Deputy District Attorney, she oversees and actively participates in the prosecution of the violent crimes in the office including domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, child abuse, gangs, and elder abuse. She also supervises the juvenile division, major crimes task force cases, high tech cases, insurance fraud, the filing and expediter positions, law and
motions, writs and appeals, specialty courts, and carries the mental health caseload. She currently trains for local law-enforcement, CDAA, and handles new law and policy formulation for the office.

Tunisia Owens

Policy Manager, Ella Baker Center for Human Rights

Tunisia M. Owens is a passionate advocate on issues of Black Economic Empowerment, Diversity and Inclusion, Criminal Justice Reform, Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Youth, and Education Equity.

She is originally from Oakland, California and has served the public at non-profit organizations and government agencies in the Bay Area. She returned to Oakland after a career as a diplomat proudly representing the United States in Africa, the Middle East, and South America.

When she is not raising her daughter or on the legal battleground working to repair systems, Tunisia finds time to publish her poetry, write fiction stories, and non-fiction articles.

She graduated from Spelman College in Political Science and Economics, holds a joint Master’s degree from Princeton University in Public Policy and Urban/Regional Planning, and obtained her Juris Doctor from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.