Our state has a mass incarceration crisis.

About 35,000 people in NJ prisons & jails.

Read the ACLU-NJ's Vision to Reduce Mass Incarceration

NJ Budget: Family Planning, Legal Marijuana & Lawyers for Immigration Are Key

We need a budget that places civil rights, civil liberties, economic justice, and racial justice at the fore. Governor Murphy’s proposed budget reflects a commitment to those values.  More »

ACLU-NJ Open Letter on Student Walkouts and Speech to Educators, Administrators, and Officials

The ACLU-NJ has distributed an open letter to New Jersey school administrators, educators, and government officials concerning the rights of students to express themselves politically, in school and out. The civil rights organization emphasized above all: instead of punishing students, school districts should seize on this moment as a practical lesson in civic engagement. More »

Family Planning Funding on the Horizon After Long Battle in Trenton

The Legislature began righting a longstanding wrong today with the passage of two key bills: one expanding the threshold to receive family planning services under Medicaid, and another appropriating $7.45 million toward family planning services.  More »

Videos Explain Civil Rights and Public Health Reasons for Legalizing Marijuana

A new series of online videos released by New Jersey United for Marijuana Reform aims to shed light on the ways marijuana legalization would advance racial justice, help mediate the opioid crisis, and begin addressing the role marijuana possession has played in creating the civil rights crisis of mass incarceration. More »

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