Speakers & Trainings 

Organize a Vote4Justice Advocacy Training

CJPC staff will teach your group about how local elected officials can help make the justice system more fair, humane, and accountable. District attorneys and sheriffs can choose to improve or worsen the problems with our criminal justice system – including mass incarceration, racism and bias, use of the death penalty, and police accountability. Our goal is for all attendees to learn how to be informed voters and effective advocates for local criminal justice reform, and offer our training free of charge.

Bring Voices of Justice to Your Community

In our Voices of Justice storytelling initiative, CJPC staff partner with local advocates to share stories and educate groups about criminal justice issues including mass incarceration, police accountability, and the death penalty. CJPC’s partner advocates include public defenders, mitigation specialists, spoken word artists, and others whose lives have been affected by the justice system. Attendees will come away with a greater understanding of criminal justice problems, as well as lasting, meaningful connections to those whose lives have been directly impacted.

Learn About North Carolina’s Ballot Amendments

On Election Day, Tuesday, November 6, 2018, six constitutional amendments to the North Carolina constitution will be on the ballot. In the last 20 years, North Carolina has only voted on 7 constitutional amendments. In the past 47 years, only 10 amendments have been added to the NC constitution. North Carolina’s lawmakers have rushed these amendments to the ballot. Lawmakers are trying to add six amendments in one year. This is unheard of and an attack on democracy. The current lawmakers are using this process to make dramatic changes to your life as a North Carolinian that will last far past their tenure in government. If these six amendments all pass, it will have a major impact on your daily life in North Carolina, especially for members of the justice-involved community. CJPC staff are available to teach groups about these amendments, and why it is incredibly important to vote against all six. You can also learn more at our resource site: nixall6.org.