Justice Reform

Press Release 01.31.19

Court-Approved Agreement Will Reform Chicago Policing Practices

WASHINGTON – Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement after Judge Robert Michael Dow Jr. of the Northern District of Illinois approved the consent decree to enforce reforms to the Chicago Police Department:

Press Release 12.21.18

DeVos and DOJ Repeal Discipline Guidance that Clarifies Children’s Civil Rights

WASHINGTON – Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of Education and U.S. Department of Justice rescinded the Dear Colleague Letter on the Nondiscriminatory Administration of School Discipline. The guidance was issued jointly by both departments in January 2014:

Press Release 12.17.18

Civil Rights, Digital, Community Groups Raise Serious Concerns About California Proposed Rules for Pretrial Justice

WASHINGTON – The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, Upturn, and a coalition of digital justice, racial justice, civil rights and community-based organizations, are raising serious concerns with Judicial Council of California’s proposed court rules that implement S.B. 10, California’s initiative to end money bail and adopt pretrial risk assessments. The Judicial Council has proposed rules that can worsen racial disparities and allow further incarceration.

Press Release 11.15.18

Policing Reform Overhaul Needed to Ensure Safety for All

WASHINGTON – Lynda Garcia, policing campaign director at The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on the release of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights police use of force report.