The Foundation for Criminal Justice preserves and promotes the core values of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the American criminal justice system. Ongoing and recent projects supported by the FCJ include an unprecedented study of obstacles to restoration of rights and status after conviction; an upcoming conference to identify concrete and easily-achieved solutions to racial disparities in the criminal justice system; an ongoing series of events to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s landmark Gideon v. Wainwright decision; free trainings for lawyers on a variety of topics including representing juveniles accused of wrongdoing and individuals facing immigration-related collateral consequences of conviction; and efforts to improve indigent defense in federal and state courts.
The Criminal Justice Challenges Ahead
In a letter following the presidential election, FCJ president Gerald B. Lefcourt discusses the criminal justice challenges ahead and urges criminal justice supporters to stand with the FCJ and NACDL. Read the letter.
The Work of the Foundation