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Eliminating Racial Inequality Throughout the Criminal Justice System

Event Date
Tuesday, November 14, 2017, 02:00PM

Leading experts from The Sentencing Project, a nonprofit organization that has worked for a fair and effective U.S. criminal justice system for over 30 years, will discuss initiatives in more than 20 states that are designed to address the criminal justice system’s high rate of contact with people of color. In the wake of the tragedies in Ferguson and other cities, excessive police contact has been identified as a major cause of the disproportionate rate of fatal police encounters for African Americans and Latinos, though policing is just one of parts of the justice system that leads to disadvantages for people of color relative to white people. The webinar will identify four key features of the criminal justice system that produce racially unequal outcomes beyond the conditions of socioeconomic inequality that contribute to higher rates of some crimes in marginalized communities, and will showcase initiatives to abate these sources of inequity in adult and juvenile justice systems around the country.

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Event Contact Information

Event Contact Name
National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women
Event Contact Email
ncdbw@ncdbw.org