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Cara Kovalovich


Cara is the Community Resources Coordinator for Witness to Innocence. She has spent much of her academic career focused on the history and effects of the death penalty in America, but has recently shifted her focus to how to best support individuals during their transition from incarceration to community life. She has earned her Bachelor of Science in Criminology from Northeastern University, and her Master of Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania. Cara has developed community needs assessment and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy protocols for a large Philadelphia non-profit, and has spent time working with men incarcerated within the Philadelphia Department of Prisons as they petition for early release, reenter their communities, and navigate the parole and probation systems. Her other areas of social justice focus stem from her background in Sociology and include such topics as economic justice and structural violence.