Publicis Sapient have launched quick movie Forgiving Johnny, which is a firsthand account of forgiveness and the life-changing influence 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 optimistic influence 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 together with his brother-in regulation. Cox was in a position to digitally entry the documentation he wanted shortly by a cutting-edge shopper case administration system (CCMS), created by LACPDO and Publicis Sapient, to hunt diversion and therapy for Johnny somewhat than incarceration. The movie reveals how digital and know-how aided Cox in navigating the advanced authorized and archival system, making a cloth influence within the final 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,” stated Nigel Vaz, CEO of Publicis Sapient.

The movie is now obtainable to normal audiences throughout TIME’s on-line video platforms. Publicis Sapient is launching a multifaceted marketing campaign that includes help from Cities. Social influence 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,” stated 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 are 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 by way of the CCMS, together with greater than 160 million court docket data which are actually accessible by the CCMS. This digital resolution has reworked and accelerated the way in which LACPDO public defenders can entry vital data, 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,” stated 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 carry consideration to the essential work of public defenders and the challenges they face of their work.