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NACDL News: Conference Focuses on Reforms to Eliminate Racial and Ethnic Disparity In the Criminal Justice System
By Ivan J. Dominguez
NACDL News columns.
The Foundation for Criminal Justice (FCJ) and NACDL recently sponsored an historic conference on racial disparity — Criminal Justice in the 21st Century: Eliminating Racial and Ethnic Disparity in the Criminal Justice System — in New York City on Oct. 17-19, 2012. The project was a collaboration among the following groups: NACDL, FCJ, the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law, the Center for NuLeadership on Urban Solutions, the Association of Prosecuting Attorneys, and the New York County Lawyers’ Association (NYCLA). NACDL President Steven D. Benjamin gave welcoming remarks and Executive Director Norman L. Reimer delivered an opening address to set the tone for the conference. Immediate Past President Lisa Wayne and Rick Jones, co-chair of NACDL’s Task Force on the Restoration of Rights and Status After Conviction, participated as panelists. In addition, NACDL Board Member Geneva Vanderhorst served as a member of the advisory committee. State Legi
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