Publicis Sapient have launched quick movie Forgiving Johnny, which is a firsthand account of forgiveness and the life-changing affect that digitization throughout the justice system had on a person. The quick movie was created by director Ben Proudfoot and his firm, Breakwater Studios with NBA all-star Karl-Anthony Cities

The pic highlights the constructive affect of digital enterprise transformation on the Los Angeles County Public Defender’s Workplace (LACPDO) and the residents of LA by following the journey of LACPDO public defender Noah Cox and the case of his shopper, Johnny, a person with developmental disabilities who confronted a 20-year jail sentence after an altercation along with his brother-in regulation. Cox was capable of digitally entry the documentation he wanted shortly by means of a cutting-edge shopper case administration system (CCMS), created by LACPDO and Publicis Sapient, to hunt diversion and remedy for Johnny somewhat than incarceration. The movie reveals how digital and expertise aided Cox in navigating the advanced authorized and archival system, making a cloth affect within the end result of Johnny’s case.

“As a purpose-driven organization with a decades-long history of transforming established businesses and government institutions, we’ve always believed in the power of digital to create positive impact in the world. Our collaboration with the LA County Public Defender’s Office stands out because of the powerful human impact. It transcends operational efficiency by creating more effective public defenders, measurably reducing unjust incarceration and the collateral consequences of contact with the criminal justice system,” mentioned Nigel Vaz, CEO of Publicis Sapient.

The movie is now out there to common audiences throughout TIME’s on-line video platforms. Publicis Sapient is launching a multifaceted marketing campaign that includes help from Cities. Social affect pioneer Meredith Blake can be Government Producer of ‘Forgiving Johnny.

“I am very committed to the advancement of equality and social justice and ‘Forgiving Johnny’ is a film that touches on many issues that I care about,” mentioned three-time NBA All-Star and social justice advocate Karl-Anthony Cities, who serves as Government Producer of ‘Forgiving Johnny.’ “I am honored to help bring more awareness to Johnny and Noah’s journey and to make changes to level the playing field.”

Previous to the event of the CCMS, the over 100,000 circumstances which can be assigned to public defenders every year have been tracked manually, totally on paper. Now, all present and previous circumstances are assigned, managed and tracked digitally through the CCMS, together with greater than 160 million courtroom information which are actually accessible by means of the CCMS. This digital answer has reworked and accelerated the best way LACPDO public defenders can entry vital info, aiding the LACPDO in its effort to measurably cut back incarceration, mitigate the collateral penalties of contact with the felony justice system, and, in the end, change lives for the higher.

“Our attorneys are now receiving client information digitally often before the proceedings. They’re able to get a head start looking at the case, which has allowed our attorneys to more effectively counsel clients,” mentioned Ricardo Garcia, LA County Public Defender. “We’re shifting the narrative from a case-centric to a people-centric view, which has enabled us to objectively illustrate the benefits of holistic representation, diversion and alternatives to incarceration models and the tangible benefits of decarceration.”

Publicis Sapient is collaborating with the Nationwide Affiliation for Public Protection to deliver consideration to the essential work of public defenders and the challenges they face of their work.