As lawyers we have a responsibility to ensure that our justice system is operating in a way that is just, fair and equitable. When trust in that system is broken, we must step up and work to restore it. Our Criminal Justice, Community Relations and Civil Rights section addresses the intersection of criminal justice reform and civil rights. The City Bar has worked to connect these two areas of law in order to address inequities and disparate impacts in the criminal justice system and the consequences for minority communities. This dedicated section highlights our efforts to issue reports, conduct programs, advocate legislation and otherwise work toward achieving a fair and responsive criminal justice system.
Committees contributing to work in this area include: Civil Rights Committee; Corrections & Community Reentry Committee; Criminal Advocacy Committee; Criminal Courts Committee; Criminal Justice Operations Committee; Criminal Law Committee; Juvenile Justice Committee; Task Force on Mass Incarceration.