American Bar Association
Criminal Justice Section: Racial Justice & Diversity

Criminal Justice Section:
Racial Justice & Diversity

About The Committee

Examines the causes of disproportionate representation of minorities in the criminal justice system and develops proposed solutions; engages in activities concerning the role of minority lawyers and oversees the Section’s efforts to reduce discriminatory conduct affecting racial and ethnic minorities in the criminal justice system.


1. Implicit bias training in various jurisdictions across the nation, starting with New York Public Defender's Office (Manhattan) with co-chair Stan leading the endeavor.

2. Developing at least 2 panels regarding racial justice and hot topics in racial justice advocacy

3. Creating a CLE through the Section regarding Policing Reform and Mass Incarceration.

4. Article published on racial justice in the wake of police brutality and the Black lives matter movement.

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German, Stanislao
Safiedine, Salma
Sims, Mwanaisha
Wine, Thomas

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Programs, Meetings and Events

Section Events

    Combating Bias and Increasing Inclusion in the Legal Profession


    The event will be held on 03/28/2017. The format is Web. The event sponsor(s) are Commission on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity,Commission on Homelessness and Poverty,Commission on Lawyer Assistance Programs,Commission on Law and Aging,Commission on Disability Rights,Center for Professional Development,Criminal Justice Section,Commission on Women In the Profession,Section of Dispute Resolution,Law Practice Division,Section of Family Law,Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division,Center for Human Rights,Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice,Section of Legal Edu. The event has 1.50 CLE Credits .

    CJS and PwC Hong Kong: Investigations & Compliance Conference


    Global Investigations and Compliance: From Regulatory Trends to Leveraging Innovation and Technology APRIL 5, 2017 Event Location : PricewaterhouseCoopers Consulting Hong Kong Ltd. 21/F Edinburgh Tower, The Landmark 15 Queen's Road Central Central Hong Kong, Hong Kong, ...

    Hate Violence is Spiking in America - An ABA CJS Program


    Hate Violence is Spiking in America: How Congress and the Legal Community Are Responding America has seen a striking rise in hate crimes over the last six months, primarily against the Muslim, Jewish, and Sikh communities. Individuals have been harassed, physically assaulted, ...


Modified by Kyo Suh on September 28, 2016

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