Minority groups face incarceration rates of up to six times those of their white counterparts. After incarceration, individuals are restricted in housing, employment, and government benefit opportunities, leading to increased rates of poverty and recidivism. The Project staff and volunteer attorneys seek to combat these disparities through advocacy and education both to reduce the rates of incarceration and to reduce the stigma of incarceration.
Please contact Executive Director Jay Readey for more information on becoming a member of the Lawyers' Committee or to join an Advisory Panel. Click here to learn more about our Client Intake Process, Volunteer Opportunities, or how your support will enable these projects to make a difference in the lives of individuals facing discrimination and injustice.