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Criminal Justice in the 21st Century:

Eliminating Racial and Ethnic Disparities in the Criminal Justice System

Racial Disparity ReportCriminal Justice in the 21st Century: Eliminating Racial and Ethnic Disparities in the Criminal Justice System is a critically important and inclusive examination of the profound racial and ethnic disparities in America’s criminal justice system, and concrete ways to overcome them. This conference report prepared by Consultant Tanya E. Coke is based upon a multi-day, open and frank discussion among a distinguished group of criminal justice experts – prosecutors, judges, defense attorneys, scholars, community leaders, and formerly incarcerated advocates. This three-day convening was held October 17-19, 2012, at the New York County Lawyers’ Association’s historic Home of Law and was co-sponsored by the following organizations: the Association of Prosecuting Attorneys, the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law, the Foundation for Criminal Justice, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Center for NuLeadership on Urban Solutions, and the New York County Lawyers’ Association.

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This project is supported in part by a grant from the Ford Foundation. Additional financial support for the conference provided by the Foundation for Criminal Justice, the Brennan Center for Justice and the New York County Lawyers’ Association.

Learn about the report with NACDL's Podcast Series, "The Criminal Docket"

Part I - 7/17/13

In this episode of The Criminal Docket, we hear from NACDL’s State Legislative Affairs Director Angelyn Frazer, Neighborhood Defender Service of Harlem Executive Director Rick Jones, and Executive Director of the Center for NuLeadership on Urban Solutions Dr. Divine Pryor. Hosted by Ivan Dominguez. Show notes.

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Part II - 10/15/13

In this episode of The Criminal Docket, we hear from Barbara Moses, President of the New York County Lawyers’ Association, which hosted the conference, and Professor Tanya E. Coke, who prepared the report. Hosted by Ivan Dominguez. Show notes.

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Part III - 11/01/13

In this episode of The Criminal Docket, we hear from David LaBahn, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Association of Prosecuting Attorneys and Nicole Austin-Hillery, director and counsel of the Washington, D.C. office of the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law. Both the Association of Prosecuting Attorneys and the Brennan Center were co-sponsors of this important conference and report. Hosted by Ivan Dominguez. Show notes.

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the project has been organized with support from the Foundation for Criminal Justice, the Brennan Center for Justice, the Association of Prosecuting Attorneys, the Center for Nu Leadership on Urban Solutions, and the New York County Lawyers Association. Sponsors include the Foundation for Criminal Justice, the Ford Foundation, the Brennan Center, and the New York County Lawyers' Association.

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