Blog — Criminal Justice

The Beginning of the Journey for Justice

NAACP is set to march from Ferguson to Jefferson City, seeking sweeping reforms in policing.


NAACP Criminal Justice Re-entry Google+ Hangout on Air, Part II

NAACP Criminal Justice holds next part of Re-entry toolkit trainings.


NAACP Criminal Justice hosts re-entry Google Hangouts for returning citizens

NAACP Criminal Justice is hosting a series of Google Hangout on Airs for those who were formerly incarcerated, getting them on the road to success.


NAACP to Release Groundbreaking New Report on Racial Profiling

The NAACP will release a groundbreaking new report on racial profiling titled, “Born Suspect: Stop-and-Frisk Abuses & Continued Fight to End Racial Profiling in America.”


NAACP Delegation Meets with Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to Address Gun Violence

NAACP Interim President and CEO, Lorraine Miller was a part of a delegation that met with Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to discuss ways to fight gun violence.


A Win in the Fight Against Racial Profiling

We already knew this to be a moral certainty, but now a federal court agrees: New York's controversial Stop and Frisk policy is a violation of our constitutional rights.


Veto Proof Victory Against Stop and Frisk in New York

Last night, the New York City Council voted in favor of the Community Safety Act--effectively ending the Stop and Frisk policy in NYC. Last year, the NAACP led thousands of activists on a silent march through the streets on NYC to Mayor Bloomberg's residence. We marched along with dozens of other progressive organizations to demand an end to New York City's stop and frisk policy.


NY State NAACP, Partners, Urge Action on Racial Profiling

New York State Conference of the NAACP, joined by 1199 SEIU, the National Action Network, and the NYCLU sent a letter to the members of the New York City Council encouraging them to vote yes on several policing bills that are a part of the Community Safety Act


NAACP President Ben Jealous Visits Morning Joe

NAACP President Ben Jealous and Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell, appeared on MSNBC's the Morning Joe show to talk about restoring the vote of formerly incarcerated citizens in Virginia.


Recap: NAACP Leadership 500 Summit

Hundreds gathered at the Waldorf Astoria in Naples FL for the NAACP Leadership 500 Conference


Invest to Educate, Not Incarcerate

The NAACP Criminal Justice department just released the 2013 "Misplaced Priorities Toolkit." Mass incarceration is an epidemic that disproportionately impacts African Americans, who comprise 13% of the U.S. population but represent over 37% of those behind bars. Click here to read the entire report.


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