The new academic year has begun, and that means a new year for the Criminal Justice Caucus! We would first like to thank previous leaders for establishing and paving the way for this wonderful caucus where we can all get together to discuss and be proactive about issues within the criminal justice system and seeking ways of reforms. We understand that many individuals have supported and been involved in CJC and hope that many continue to be involved; however, those who are no longer able to be involved with CJC please notify us so that we can take your email off our listserv. Those who do wish to begin or continue to be a part of CJC, we welcome you to join us for our first general body meeting tomorrow September 10, 2014 at 12:15pm in the CSSW building (located at 1255 Amsterdam Ave) room C06. We will be discussing the role and vision of CJC along with available leadership positions. We are looking forward to seeing many individuals there and hearing about the passionate issues and events that you are seeking to inform others about. The caucus strongly believes in being a student and community focused organization; therefore, we encourage you to contact and participate in our caucus because without your involvement it is difficult to accomplish our vision of integration and collaboration. We look forward to meeting individuals tomorrow, and hope that everyone is having a great start to the academic year.
Please Join Us! Register Here: https://beyondthebars2014.eventbrite.com
We are happy to announce that registration is now open for BTB 2014! Please click the link below for more information and to register. See you there!
If you are interested in volunteering for the conference on March 7th and/or March 8th, please contact the following:
Amanda Valladares: email@example.com
Carley Martin: firstname.lastname@example.org
A variety of time slots are available and there will be a mandatory volunteer orientation on Monday, February 24, at 6:30pm.
So many things have been happening on so many fronts so we wanted to take a moment to share with you all some of what has been on our radar.
Prison Profiteers Are Neo-Slaveholders and Solitary Is Their Weapon of Choice
Criminal Justice System’s Dark Secret: Teenagers in Solitary Confinement http://rockcenter.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/03/22/17403150-criminal-justice-systems-dark-secret-teenagers-in-solitary-confinement?lite
Stop and Frisk
NYPD Commanding Officer Caught on Tape Ordering Cops to Stop and Frisk Young “Male Blacks” http://gothamist.com/2013/03/22/nypd_officer_caught_on_tape_orderin.php
Stop and Frisk Trial Turns to Claim of Arrest Quotas http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/21/nyregion/stop-and-frisk-trial-focuses-on-claim-of-arrest-quotas.html?_r=1&
Public Defense and Racial Inequality
On ‘Gideon’s’ 50th, a Crisis in Public Defense Deepens Racial Inequality http://colorlines.com/archives/2013/03/on_gideons_50th_a_crisis_of_public_defense_deepens_racial_inequality.html