The Committee on Criminal Justice shall: (1) seek to eliminate harsh and unfair sentencing practices that are responsible for mass incarceration and racial disparities in the prison system, (2) support and seek to increase trust and public safety by advancing effective law enforcement practices, (3) fight for the restoration of the voting rights of formerly incarcerated people and the removal of barriers to employment, (4) elevate the voices of crime victim survivors in order to identify and advance systemic breakdowns existing in the criminal justice system that perpetuate crime, (5) resolve to end the war on drugs for its disproportionate collateral consequences harm communities of color, (6) seek the institution and availability of alternatives to incarceration including education, employment, and mental health services, (7) eliminate zero tolerance policies implemented in our schools which are keeping kids out of the classroom and putting them on a path from the schoolhouse to the jailhouse, (8) investigate programs implemented in our local law enforcement agencies which derail from their main purpose of safety and order to conduct the work of federal agencies for which they do not have the capacity, and (9) seek budget modifications in states where incarceration receives more funding than education.

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The NAACP San Diego Branch Criminal Justice Committee has a lot to do to keep track of all the law enforcement agencies in the area, as well as remain informed about developments in City, County and State governments. PLEASE get in touch if you can help! If you can't help, but have something we need to hear about, email us too.

Upcoming Events

Wed, Nov 20, 2019
  • Criminal Justice Committee Meeting (details)
    Wed, Nov 20, 2019  5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Rm 389 Joe & Vi Jacobs Center
    404 Euclid Ave San Diego CA 92114-2221 United States

Wed, Dec 18, 2019
  • Criminal Justice Committee Meeting (details)
    Wed, Dec 18, 2019  5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Rm 389 Joe & Vi Jacobs Center
    404 Euclid Ave San Diego CA 92114-2221 United States

Wed, Jan 15, 2020
  • Criminal Justice Committee Meeting (details)
    Wed, Jan 15, 2020  5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Rm 389 Joe & Vi Jacobs Center
    404 Euclid Ave San Diego CA 92114-2221 United States