Coalition For Public Safety Welcomes The NAACP

September 4, 2015

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is joining forces with the Coalition. As of today, we’ll be one of eight partners working to make our country’s justice system smarter, fairer, and more cost-effective.

Christine Leonard, Executive Director, The Coalition for Public Safety:

The Coalition and all of our partners, as well as the broader criminal justice community, are honored that a historically important organization such as the NAACP has chosen to join our bipartisan efforts to make the justice system smarter, fairer and more effective. The NAACP has long been a part of efforts to reform the justice system, and with their partnership as part of the Coalition, we know that we will be able to support and leverage that work and the millions of NAACP members across the country to ensure that we are able to strengthen our communities and increase public safety.

Cornell William Brooks, President and CEO of the NAACP:

The American criminal justice system continues to disproportionately affect African-Americans, with policies that separate troubled people from the treatment they need, denies families the ability to be whole and imposes barriers that haunt individuals well after they have served their sentence. We look forward to working with the coalition to create policies that reduce crime without conditions that carry across generations.

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