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Press Release 12.21.21

Department of Justice Corrects Course with New Guidance on Home Confinement

WASHINGTON—Wade Henderson, interim president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on the Department of Justice rescission of the Trump-era Office of Legal Counsel memo that would have returned people released from prison under the CARES Act once the COVID-19 emergency is lifted:

Press Release 12.17.21

Urias’ Commitment to Civil Rights Will Serve the Judiciary Well

WASHINGTON – Wade Henderson, interim president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, released the following statement on the Senate’s vote to confirm David Urias to the U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico:

Press Release 12.14.21

Department of Justice Must Advance Racial Equity

WASHINGTON — The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, Amnesty International, American Civil Liberties Union, Drug Policy Alliance, Federal Defenders, NAACP, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc., and the Sentencing Project today urged the Department of Justice to prioritize policies and agency changes that would end harms caused by the federal criminal-legal system given the Biden administration’s stated commitment to advancing racial justice.

Press Release 12.10.21

FBI’s Failure to Collect Use of Force Data Perpetuates Lack of Police Accountability

WASHINGTON – Wade Henderson, interim president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement in response to the Government Accountability Office’s report concluding that the FBI’s National Use-of-Force Database may shut down by next December due to the lack of participation by local law enforcement agencies:

Press Release 12.7.21

The Leadership Conference, The Education Fund Announce New Staff Members

WASHINGTON — The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and The Leadership Conference Education Fund announced today that Meeta Anand will be joining the organizations as Senior Program Director for Census & Data Equity, Yterenickia Bell as Senior Advisor, Voting Rights, and Sarah Edwards as Editorial Director.

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