Ensuring a Fair and Just Legal System for All Persons

Deeply rooted systemic racism is baked into our legal system. All New Yorkers have a stake in ensuring our criminal legal system is not overly-punitive, cruel, unjust, or racist. Racial Justice Commissioners welcome thought leaders to focus on how NYC government can transform to achieve justice, dignity, and healing for our BIPOC communities impacted by the legal system. Our esteemed guests will discuss the issues and big ideas for racial equity in the areas of the justice system, jails, policing, and more. Commissioners will use this information to reshape how our city laws preserve and protect the rights of all people who come into contact with police and the justice system.