THE REV. JANET WOLF is Director of Children’s Defense Fund (CDF) Haley Farm and Nonviolent Organizing. CDF is a national organization led by Marian Wright Edelman that works toward justice for children impacted by the cradle-to-prison pipeline. Janet coordinates SALT: Schools for Alternative Learning and Transformation, a participatory educational community inside Riverbend Maximum Security Institution in Nashville, Tennessee. As Director of Public Policy and Community Outreach with Religious Leaders for a More Just and Compassionate Drug Policy, she worked with a national interfaith coalition on harm reduction, alternatives to incarceration and restorative justice.
She is author of Practicing Resurrection: The Gospel of Mark and Radical Discipleship, and “To See and To Be Seen,” a chapter in I Was in Prison: United Methodist Perspectives on Prison Ministry. For 12 years she also served as a community organizer around poverty rights. She previously served as faculty chair and professor at American Baptist College in Nashville, a historically Black college and home to many of the national civil rights leaders. For the United Methodist Church, the Rev. Wolf served as pastor of rural and urban congregations for 12 years.
The link above features Rev. Wolf on a panel with Michelle Alexander, Bryan Stevenson, Ndume Olatushani (who was sentenced to death and served 30 years for something he did not do), and our T&P president, Preston Shipp.