The National Race and Justice Campaign

Barry Krisberg, National Council on Crime & Delinquency

For several years, the National Council on Crime and Delinquency has conducted research and led reform efforts to address racial and gender disparities in the criminal and juvenile justice systems. Most recently, NCCD has embarked upon a national campaign to reduce the over-representation of people of color in confinement and along the continuum leading to the over-representation of ethnic minorities in the criminal and juvenile justice systems. This paper and presentation will discuss significant trends (data, policy, community mobilization, etc.) regarding disproportionate minority over-representation in the justice system, describe the activities of the Race and Justice Campaign, and offer practical strategies for ameliorating these disparities.

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Updated 05/20/2006