Protect North Carolina’s Constitution
On Election Day, Tuesday, November 6, 2018, those who care about criminal justice reform should vote AGAINST the six proposed amendments to the North Carolina constitution. Visit our resource site at nixall6.org to learn more.
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.
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Join us in standing with justice-involved people across North Carolina. Help us build a better justice system for them, and for all of North Carolina, with your gift today.
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By Allison Bunker, CJPC Intern When we examine the current state of justice in America there seems to be no rationality for why we incarcerate 2.3 million people. Yet if we peel away the layers of the prison system a possible answer comes to light: corporate...read more
By CJPC Intern Lily Walter Real court is not like Law & Order. Although this sounds like a fairly obvious truth, I didn’t grasp how truly different the real justice system was until I visited the Forsyth County courts. And perhaps the biggest misconception TV...read more
By CJPC Intern Lily Walter The debate over the death penalty has long been about morality. Those in favor argue that the punishment must fit the crime, and that the taking of the life deserves the loss of one’s life. Those opposed argue that we cannot be the arbiters...read more
On January 19, 2019, all are invited to a free Criminal Justice Reform Forum hosted by the African-American Caucus of the NC Democratic Party. The theme of the forum will be "Aiming for Solutions, Not Promises." This free training will take place from 12 pm to 5 pm on...read more
On December 16, 2018, CJPC Executive Director Dawn Blagrove joined Irving Joyner and April Dawson, law professors at North Carolina Central University School of Law, for their weekly one-hour show. They dive deep into criminal justice reform topics that include mass...read more
By Syd Roberts, Communications Staff This December CJPC, Executive Director Dawn Blagrove was able to share her breadth of expertise on a police accountability panel at the 75th Annual NAACP of NC State Convention in Raleigh. Towards the end of a day full of...read more