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ENDING THE DEATH PENALTY
Americans and North Carolinians are trending away from supporting the death penalty. Across North Carolina, juries in capital cases are opting for life in prison, instead of the death penalty. North Carolina juries are sending a consistent message that they prefer life sentences over death.
RAISING THE JUVENILE AGE
When children end up in the adult criminal justice system, no one wins. Research shows that prosecuting youth charged with low-level crimes in the adult criminal justice system wastes young lives, fosters crime, does not increase public safety, and costs society more in the long run.
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As we reported in our last update, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP) Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) is seeking applications for funding for the Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program. The purpose of this grant is to...read more
Phillip Davis was resentenced from a death sentence to life without the possibility of parole, reducing the number of active inmates on North Carolina's death row to 148. We previously reported on Phillip's hearing here. The final decision was issued last Friday in...read more
Last week, National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) held its annual CIT Conference. The conference was designed for law enforcement officers, jail administrators, court personnel, emergency responders, social workers, counselors, and mental health advocates. During...read more
On Saturday, the North Carolina NAACP held its 11th annual HJonK March in Downtown Raleigh. According to the News and Observer, the agenda included expressing support for the Affordable Care Act amid Republican efforts to repeal the health care law known as...read more
It is with great sadness that we share the passing of Nancy Shakir, a friend to CJPC and a tireless activist for social justice in North Carolina, including educating citizens about the documented racial bias in North Carolina death penalty cases and the Racial...read more
CJPC is hiring a new Executive Director. Download and review the job description and share with interested candidates. From Board Chair Dr. George Wilson about the departure of Lao Rubert, Executive Director: Lao Rubert, CJPC's wonderful and beloved Executive Director...read more