Brooklyn Nets participate in community holiday event with REFORM Alliance

Meek Mill, Clara Wu Tsai, Dan Loeb and Van Jones, Brooklyn Nets (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for The Reform Alliance)
Meek Mill, Clara Wu Tsai, Dan Loeb and Van Jones, Brooklyn Nets (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for The Reform Alliance) /

The Brooklyn Nets franchise led by co-owner Clara Wu Tsai and guard Caris LeVert give back to the community and raise awareness on criminal justice reform.

The Brooklyn Nets continue to be on the front line of community engagement in New York City. The problem in regards to the prison system stretches around the country so the message wasn’t restricted to just New York as a day filled with events traveled through the northeast.

As a way to give back this holiday season, REFORM Alliance co-founders Michael Rubin, Meek Mill, along with DJ Khaled joined Nets co-owner Clara Wu Tsai and guard Caris LeVert, hosting a special VIP experience for several dozen children who have been adversely affected by an unjust probation system (have a parent in prison for technical probation violations, have a parent who has been incarcerated for technical probation violations or had their probation extended due to a technical probation violation) at the NBA Store in Manhattan before Christmas.

Tsai stood by LeVert speaking with Empire Writes Back and other members of the media in attendance.

"“Can’t talk about economic mobility in Brooklyn without talking about justice reform said, Tsai, Many people in Brooklyn, especially in urban environments, are in this endless cycle of incarceration, probation parole often going back to prison for technical none criminal reasons.”"

"“Criminal Justice reform there are so many ways to contribute in this area and the reform alliance is one for the long term ways to change laws and policies. We are also trying to change the narrative, trying to change hearts and minds so that people are aware of these issues. That’s why we are doing this today. “"

The alliance formed in the aftermath of Mill’s controversial two-to-four-year prison sentence for technical probation violations as he went to prison for NOT committing a crime in November 2017.

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The Nets have been supportive of issues affecting every type of fan in the community and their presence at this event continues to enforce their stance.