A Talk on Wrongful Convictions and Criminal Legal Reform with Jon-Adrian "JJ" Velazquez

Monday, March 18, 2024, 5:30 p.m.
Stetson University College of Law, Great Hall
1401 61st Street South
Gulfport, FL 33707-3299

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In 1998, JJ was wrongly accused of murder, and two years later, he was convicted of second-degree murder and sentenced to 25 years to life. JJ spent 23 years behind bars until he was granted executive clemency in 2021. Now, JJ is an advocate for criminal legal reform, a motivational speaker, consultant, and community organizer. 

Join Stetson Law's Social Justice Advocates and Innocence Initiative in this discussion with Jon-Adrian "JJ" Velazquez about wrongful convictions and criminal legal reform. Dinner will be served. Please RSVP by March 15, 2024, to help us plan for dinner.


Learn more about JJ's story and his work toward criminal legal reform from his speech at Stand Together Foundation’s August 2022 Catalyst Summit in Denver, Colorado.