New report From The Sentencing Project shows Black residents in New Jersey are incarcerated at a rate over twelve times that of whites, higher than the national average.
ACLU-NJ Files Brief in Case Defending Protesters Subjected to Unconstitutional Restraining Order Outside County Executive’s House
Hudson County officials sought court order to suppress speech by peaceful demonstrators against the county’s immigration detention contract, and now seek permanent restrictions on protest
Committed Advocate for Social Justice, Who Has Brought Pioneering Cases for Civil Rights and Criminal Justice Reform, Receives the New Jersey Law Journal’s highest honor
ACLU-NJ Senior Staff Attorney Karen Thompson reflects on justice, accountability, and systemic racism. Get to know Karen and her work - past, present, and future.
More than a year later, there are steps toward justice in policing that we must take, nationwide and in New Jersey.
ACLU-NJ and Garden State Equality to County Jails: Follow the Law and House Transgender People According to Gender Identity
Advocates remind facilities of obligations under Law Against Discrimination and urge adoption of new policy
ACLU-NJ Gives Deep-Dive Analysis of Marijuana Regulations and Submits Petition of Nearly 600 Signatures for Social Justice
In NJ's first cannabis regulations, social justice strides are significant.
With signature, Gov. Murphy Stops Creation and Renewal of Immigration Detention Contracts in New Jersey
Landmark bill makes New Jersey among the first states to bar expansion and renewal of immigration detention
Advocates Praise Equity Program and Reasonable License Fees in NJ’s First Cannabis Regulations, and Call for Equity Applicant Status and Guidance for Municipalities
First cannabis regulations in NJ make important strides for equity that advocates hope to build on.
Platform includes equitable ways to spend revenue, create a diverse industry, and have meaningful public participation as a standard for Cannabis Regulatory Commission’s forthcoming regulations.
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