FAMM welcomes Emily Bloomenthal as Director of Research and Sheryl Eastman as Development Director - FAMM

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FAMM welcomes Emily Bloomenthal as Director of Research and Sheryl Eastman as Development Director

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FAMM welcomes Emily Bloomenthal as Director of Research and Sheryl Eastman as Development Director

 

WASHINGTON – FAMM President Kevin Ring today announced the hiring of Emily Bloomenthal as Director of Research and Sheryl Eastman as Development Director.

“We are excited to have Emily and Sheryl joining our team,” said FAMM President Kevin Ring. “Each of them brings a wealth of expertise and knowledge in their fields that will help FAMM continue the fight for a fairer criminal justice system.”

Most recently, Bloomenthal was Senior Research and Policy Associate at Fair and Just Prosecution, where she supported a network of reform-oriented elected prosecutors committed to promoting fairness, equity, compassion, and fiscal responsibility.

“Thanks in part to FAMM’s powerful advocacy, lawmakers and the public increasingly recognize that excessive sentences are unjust, devastating to families and a tremendous waste of both money and human potential,” Bloomenthal said. “As legislatures roll back harmful sentencing laws, it is vital to ensure that we don’t leave behind those who are already imprisoned. I am honored to be a part of FAMM’s efforts to give individuals serving lengthy sentences the opportunity to go home to their families and become contributing members of their communities.”

Eastman comes to FAMM after serving as Political Action Committee Manager at the National Apartment Association, a non-profit trade organization based out of Arlington, Virginia.

“I am very excited to be a part of an organization that prioritizes the family members affected by these unjust sentences,” Eastman said. “I am energized to support work that will lead to change in our criminal justice system benefiting these families and society.”

For nearly three decades, FAMM has united the voices of affected families, the formerly incarcerated, and a range of stakeholders and advocates to fight for a more fair and effective justice system. FAMM’s focus on ending a one-size-fits-all punishment structure has led to reforms to sentencing and prison policies at the state and federal level and is paving the way to programs that support rehabilitation for the 94% of all prisoners who will return to our neighborhoods one day.

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FAMM is a national nonpartisan advocacy organization that promotes fair and effective criminal justice policies that safeguard taxpayer dollars and keep our communities safe. Founded in 1991, FAMM is helping transform America’s criminal justice system by uniting the voices of impacted families and individuals and elevating the issues all across the country.