Victor Pate

Campaign For Alternatives To Isolated Confinement
NY Statewide Organizer
vpate@nycaic.org

Key Topics: Parole, Solitary Confinement, Conditions in Prisons, Reentry

Bio: Chairperson of the National Action Network NYC Chapter Second Chance Committee designed to assist the formerly incarcerated men and women as they navigate to reenter society, NY Statewide Campaign Organizer for The Campaign For Alternatives to Isolated Confinement (CAIC), member of the RAPP coalition, Challenging Incarceration Coalition New York State Prisoner Justice Network, Parole Justice NY and several other Criminal Justice Reform organizations. Victor became involved in the Criminal Justice arena after experiencing and overcoming the many obstacles faced by the formerly incarcerated coming home and striving to regain a foothold on life.

Being involved with and supporting such dynamic organizations such as CSS, Correctional Association, Fortune Society, New York Drug Policy Alliance, In Your Face Movement, National Action Network, New York State Prisoner Justice Network, Vera Institute Of Justice has traveled to Albany and Washington on many occasions to advocate for Social and Criminal Justice Reform on issues that affects the lives of many across the spectrum of humanity.

Victor has hosted community educational and awareness forums on issues related to: Drug Laws, Death Penalty, Reentry, Womens Issues, Domestic Violence, Voting Rights for the Formerly Incarcerated, Political Action and Parole.

Victor Pate continues to be involved in community and issues affecting the community and assisting those coming home making a transition from prison to community.

Selected Speaking Experience

  • Black, Puerto Rican, Asian Legislative Caucus In Albany NY 2017 (moderated Panel discussion)
  • Solitary Confinement Advocacy Day 5/2017
  • Parole Justice Day, Albany NY 5/2017
  • Press Conference in Albany NY 6/2017