Meeting August 2018

Join us for dinner on
Wednesday, August 8, 2018
at 18 Seaboard!
6:00 - 7:00 pm • Networking Hour
7:00 - 9:00 pm • Dinner and Speaker

18 Seaboard

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18 Seaboard Restaurant, 18 Seaboard Ave #100, Raleigh NC 27604
919-861-4318

Dawn Blagrove
Dawn Blagrove, Esq. Executive Director, Carolina Justice Policy Center
Carolina Justice Policy Center

Incarcerating the Innocent

Dawn Blagrove is an in-demand, dynamic and compelling speaker on her aggressive advocacy for bail reform in NC. The real criminals may be the ones who prey on those who cannot afford bail. At any time, there are hundreds of thousands of innocent people in jail just because they cannot afford to bail out. As a result, their lives are permanently impacted with no compensation even when they are found innocent. Naturally, the poor and people of color are disproportionately impacted. Join us to learn more about how the Justice Policy Institute works to change the incarceration of the innocent and how NC is adversely impacted while the bail system is enriched.

Dawn Blagrove is currently the Executive Director of Carolina Justice Policy Center (CJPC). CJPC is dedicated to promoting effective, equitable, and humane solutions to criminal justice problems. Dawn is also an adjunct professor for the Criminal Justice Department of Fayetteville Technical Community College. Dawn worked for 8 years as a post-conviction staff attorney with North Carolina Prisoner Legal Services, Inc. In this position, she co-managed the jail credit team, made up of five paralegals dedicated to jail credit issues. Dawn received a Bachelor of Science degree from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University in Political Science, with a minor in Secondary Education, a Masters of Applied Social Science from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, and a Juris Doctor from North Carolina Central University School of Law.

A resident of Garner, NC. Dawn is the wife of Martin Blagrove, Jr. and the proud mother of two daughters, Madison and Erin.


Enjoy our networking cocktail hour. Then, 18 Seaboard will provide a buffet dinner for our group. There will be plenty of food and vegetarian options. A salad, entree, sides, and dessert will be provided. Beverages: Soda, Tea, or Water plus a full Cash Bar available with a wide selection of beer, wine, well drinks, and non-alcohol beverages.

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