Public Safety and Criminal Justice

Equitable dispensation of justice for all

Disproportionate incarceration, racially motivated policing strategies, and racially biased, discriminatory, and mandatory minimum sentencing will end. Incarceration will be greatly reduced and communities will be safer. The death penalty will be abolished at the state and federal level, as well as in the military. Learn more.

Current Hot Topics/Issues: Racial Profiling, Police Brutality

Criminal Justice Department led by Ngozi Ndulue – nndulue@naacpnet.org

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.

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.

NAACP Criminal Justice Initiatives (click to learn more):

 

Legal Department led by our General Counsel Brad Berry – bberry@naacpnet.org

Since 1909, the NAACP has maintained a legendary legacy for fighting legal battles to win social justice for all Americans. The NAACP Legal Department maintains an active docket of Civil Rights cases, frequently in conjunction with a team of cooperating lawyers around the nation who work daily in the courts alongside the Legal Department to address Civil Rights violations and forge the way in the fight to prevent the erosion of Civil Rights law in this country.

THE NAACP MAY PROVIDE LEGAL INFORMATION TO CONCERNED CITIZENS, BUT DOES NOT PROVIDE LEGAL ADVICE.  FOR LEGAL ADVICE, YOU SHOULD CONSULT A LOCAL ATTORNEY.

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