Racial disparities in the criminal justice system and the criminalization of communities of color are among the most vexing issues in our nation.

Video Excerpt “Race is the Elephant in the Room” with John Wetzel (PA Secretary of Corrections), Teresa Hodge (Mission: Launch, Inc.), and Glenn Martin (JustLeadership USA), who discuss economic and racial disparities in the criminal justice system.

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May 15, 2018

Legalize and tax marijuana to truly end the disproportionate arrests of black and Latino New Yorkers
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The New York Times
May 15, 2018

Mayor de Blasio and Some Prosecutors Move to Curb Marijuana Arrests
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In Justice Today
May 15, 2018

Crime Victims Backing Philly DA Larry Krasner Don’t Want Tougher Sentences — They Want Fair Ones

Resources on Racial Justice

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Brennan Center for Justice
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National Juvenile Justice Network
Apr 12, 2018
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Rights4Girls and the Georgetown Juvenile Justice Initiative
Mar 26, 2018
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Prison Policy Initiative
Mar 14, 2018
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Equal Justice Initiative
Mar 5, 2018

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