State of the State: 2021 Will Build on Civil Rights Expansions of 2020

Advocates urged lawmakers to center racial and social justice in legalization and decriminalize marijuana immediately. More »

New Use-of-Force Policy Emphasizes De-escalation and Transparency

AG’s policy requires officers resort to force as a last resort and document use-of-force to go into a state database, but robust enforcement must follow.  More »

New Jersey Legislature Passes Historic Bills to Implement Cannabis Legalization and Decriminalize Cannabis

In a historic victory for racial justice and civil rights, the New Jersey Legislature passed groundbreaking legislation to end the prohibition of cannabis, which has disproportionately harmed Black and brown communities.  More »

Groundbreaking Public Health Credit Law Goes Into Effect

A first-of-its-kind law went into effect today in New Jersey implementing groundbreaking public health emergency credits, which will allow for the early release of incarcerated people nearing the end of their sentences during the public health crisis of COVID-19. More »

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