The Boston Globe ran a feature article on the upcoming design sprint being held by CuroLegal, the ABA Center for Innovation, Cisco, Suffolk University Law School, and others. The goal of the sprint is to bring together community members, designers, developers, and more to the table to develop a prototype for an app to help hate crimes victims, to be developed by Curo.
The writer interviewed Curo Chief Strategy Officer Nicole Bradick (along with Andy Perlman of Suffolk Law and the ABA Center for Innovation) for the piece:
Nicole Bradick wants to arm people with a simple tool that can help them make sense of an utterly senseless act.
Bradick, a former civil rights attorney in Maine, had been watching news of mosques vandalized, immigrants bullied, and Jewish communities enduring bomb threats. She wondered how someone who had just experienced such an unnerving incident, and who might not have much money or understanding of the law, would find help.
Later this month, a group of lawyers, Internet designers, and victims advocates will gather in Boston to work on a solution.
But Bradick said she has found it difficult to find a central place online that simply explains hate crimes, and includes detailed, useful advice for victims.
“I navigated the Internet as if something just happened to me,” said Bradick, now chief strategy officer at CuroLegal, a company that designs computer software for lawyers.
But what she found was like Swiss cheese.
“You can find checklists, or you can find a few resources, but there’s nothing centralized that we could find, and that’s very frustrating for an average person who is trying to figure what they should do,” Bradick said.
You can read the full article on the Boston Globe’s site.