We Can Build a Better America Together

The United States is home to the world’s largest prison population. As “tough on crime” laws have put an unprecedented number of non-violent offenders behind bars in recent years, our neighborhoods feel no more secure.

The NAACP advocates for smarter, results-based criminal justice policies to keep our communities safe, including treatment for addiction and mental health problems, judicial discretion in sentencing, and an end to racial disparities at all levels of the system.


Please join us. We can build a better America together.

Blog Posts

NAACP #BanTheBox Twitter Town Hall Wrap-Up

NAACP Criminal Justice released a new Ban the Box campaign video with an informational Twitter Town Hall.

NAACP To Host #BanTheBox Twitter Town Hall, Nov. 6 1pm EST

It's time to #BanTheBox. Join us as we advocate for this policy and inform the public.

Coalition For Public Safety Welcomes The NAACP

NAACP has joined forces with the Coalition for Public Safety to address the criminal justice crisis in the country.

NAACP Hosts Racial Profiling Teach-Ins, Educating Advocates, Activists

NAACP Criminal Justice is on the road, educating advocates about racial profiling.