Media Advisory

D.C. Bureau Director Hilary O. Shelton to Discuss Fixing the Broken Criminal Justice System at CBC

September 13, 2018

NAACP’s D.C. Bureau Director Hilary O. Shelton to discuss: What is Real Justice Reform? Congressional Black Caucus Braintrust examines how to fix the broken criminal justice system.

WASHINGTON, DC (September 13, 2018) — NAACP Washington Bureau Director & Senior Vice President for Advocacy and Policy Hilary Shelton will discuss the Associations role in Federal criminal justice reform efforts during the 48th Annual Congressional Black Caucus Legislative Conference. The What is Real Justice Reform Braintrust will focus on Federal policy makers limited success in reforming our long-broken criminal justice system. This panel will bring together national leaders and experts to discuss a framework for evaluating true criminal justice reform proposals, and what the future of criminal justice reform should be.

WHO:  NAACP Washington Bureau Director & Senior Vice President for Advocacy and Policy Hilary Shelton, CBC member Bonnie Watson Coleman, Invited Panelist(s) Rutgers Law School Professor Victoria Pratt, New Jersey Institute for Social Justice President & CEO Ryan Haygood, Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights Senior Counsel Sakira Cook, Ras Baraka Mayor of Newark, NJ and others.

WHAT: What is Real Justice Reform Braintrust during the 48th Annual Congressional Black Caucus Legislative Conference.

WHEN: Thursday, September 13th– 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

WHERE: Location: 144BC – Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mt Vernon Pl NW, Washington, DC 20001

Please contact Malik Russell: mrussell@naacpnet.orgto arrange and request interviews.