Mar 28, 2018
Toussaint Romain is a public servant interested in equity and justice. He is a former Assistant Public Defender in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Public Defender's Office, where he most recently represented indigent clients charged as habitual felons. He conducted over 40 jury trials and many more bench trials over a ten-year period, handling cases ranging from first-degree murder to domestic violence crimes. Toussaint is an adjunct professor teaching courses on criminal justice and criminology at The University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He has received numerous honors and awards, including the Nish Jamgotch, Jr. Humanitarian Award for exceptional service to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg community, the Charlotte magazine Charlottean of the Year award, and the Leadership Charlotte Schley R. Lyons Circle of Excellence Award. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice at UNC Charlotte and a J.D. at Regent University School of Law.
This episode is perfect for anyone interested in criminal justice, protest, bridging difference, and leading community change.
IN THIS EPISODE
After the conversation, host Mark Peres adds a personal word that begins this way, "When I sat down with Toussaint, he surprised me. I had prepared to ask him questions about his work as a public defender..."
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