March 19, 2018

Coalition on Racial and Ethnic Justice

Coalition on Racial & Ethnic Justice

COREJ is committed to eliminating racial/ethnic bias in the justice system by by educating and involving lawyers and their bar associations

The ABA Coalition on Racial and Ethnic Justice (COREJ) examines issues stemming from the intersection of race and ethnicity with the legal system. COREJ partners with non-ABA entities to address these issues. We consider ourselves the conscience of the ABA when it comes to focusing on social justice issues effecting the too often voiceless and vulnerable among us.

Recent initiatives address:

  • Digital Justice Initiative Project: Police & Communities of Color Building Alliances 2017
  • Implicit Bias Videos And Toolkit 2017
  • Passage of School to Prision Pipeline in 2016
  • Passage of the Stand Your Ground Resolution at the 2015 ABA Midyear meeting
  • "School-to-Prison Pipeline" Town Hall Series
  • Teen Violence
  • Foreclosures and the Mortgage Crisis in Communities of Color
  • Restoring Justice and Equity During Disasters

The Coalition on Racial and Ethnic Justice offers a number of sponsorship opportunities. When we invest our resources to educate lawyers, judges, bar associations and our communities we can design substantive programs focused on social justice issues and eliminating racial/ethnic bias in the justice system.

Please be sure to reference the ABA Coalition on Racial and Ethnic Justice (COREJ) when contacting the ABA FJE.

School-to-Prison Pipeline

The “School-to-Prison Pipeline” has been a matter of concern for a number of years. Recently, it has become a major concern of the general public across our country due in large part to the spiraling statistics and the negative impact on children of color. See what the ABA is doing to dismantle the School-to-Prison Pipeline here...

Upcoming Events

ABA JusticeHack Chicago. Saturday, August 4, 2018 John Marshall Law School, 315 Plymouth Court, Chicago, IL 60604 " Reimagining the Relationship Between Law Enforcement and Communities " TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION INCLUSION

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Sponsorship

The Coalition on Racial and Ethnic Justice offers a number of sponsorship opportunities. When we invest our resources to educate lawyers, judges, bar associations and our communities we can design substantive programs focused on social justice issues and eliminating racial/ethnic bias in the justice system. Please be sure to reference the ABA Coalition on Racial and Ethnic Justice (COREJ) when contacting the ABA FJE.

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School-To-Prison Pipeline in Indian Country

This daylong event took place Friday, March 27, 2015 at Arizona State University and focused exclusively on the “School-To-Prison Pipeline“ in Indian Country. If you missed it, click below to watch the webcast in its entirety. You may also dowlload the program agenda and program materials.

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Co-Sponsored Events

Common Threads: Examining State Restrictions on the 14th Amendment Rights

Reflecting on recent Supreme Court and District Court decisions, panelists will investigate this question in four separate areas of law – immigration, LGBTQIA rights, reproductive rights, and voting rights

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The Coalition on Racial and Ethnic Justice

The Coalition on Racial and Ethnic Justice, American Bar Association 321 N. Clark St. Chicago, IL 60654 312-988-5409 Email: corej@americanbar.org Website: www.ambar.org/corej

To Order hard copies of either publication

Contact Sharris Davis, COREJ Program Assistant at Sharris.Davis@americanbar.org or 312.988.5409.

Reversing the School to Prison Pipline Midyear 2016

Reversing the school-to-prison pipeline Panel Discussion

American Bar Association

About COREJ

The ABA Coalition on Racial and Ethnic Justice (COREJ) examines issues stemming from the intersection of race and ethnicity with the legal system. COREJ partners with non-ABA entities to address these issues. We consider ourselves the conscience of the ABA when it comes to focusing on social justice issues effecting the too often voiceless and vulnerable among us.

Recent initiatives address:

  • Digital Justice Initiative Project: Police & Communities of Color Building Alliances 2017
  • Implicit Bias Videos And Toolkit 2017
  • Passage of School to Prision Pipeline in 2016
  • Passage of the Stand Your Ground Resolution at the 2015 ABA Midyear meeting
  • "School-to-Prison Pipeline" Town Hall Series
  • Teen Violence
  • Foreclosures and the Mortgage Crisis in Communities of Color
  • Restoring Justice and Equity During Disasters

The School-to-Prison Pipeline Report

Recomendations and Preliminary Report

 

 
 

Too Many Students are Being Diverted from School into the Criminal Justice System

Check out a video clip from the School-to-Prison Pipeline Townhall

 
 

View the trailer for the award winning documentary "3½ Minutes: 10 Bullets"

At the 2016 ABA Midyear meeting in San Diego, the Stand Your Ground Task Force provided a free screening of the award winning documentary, "3½ Minutes: 10 Bullets".  View the trailer here
 
 

Report and Recommendations

Introductory letter from Leigh-Ann Buchanan, Chairperson, ABA Coalition on Racial and Ethnic Justice

The Complimentary National Task Force on Stand Your Ground Laws - Report and Recommendations is available in limited quantities.  

To order, contact Sharris Davis, COREJ Program Assistant at Sharris.Davis@americanbar.org or 312.988.5409.

 

 



School-To-Prison Pipeline in Indian Country

 

This daylong event took place Friday, March 27, 2015 at Arizona State University and focused exclusively on the “School-To-Prison Pipeline“ in Indian Country. If you missed it, click below to watch the webcast in its entirety. You may also dowlload the program agenda and program materials.

 

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Digital Justice Initiative Project

A groundbreaking project using Hackathons to bring together communities of color, persons with disabilities, and the legal, law enforcement, and technology sectors to devise innovative technological solutions to address conflicts between communities of color, person with disabilities and law enforcement.  Once complete, COREJ will issue a Report with Recommendations regarding the findings, solutions, and available apps that were created and designed at each of the Hackathons

COREJ had its highly successful Hackathon debut, “JusticeHack Miami”, during the 2017 ABA Midyear Meeting in Miami – attracting more than 200 participants. COREJ also hosted the equally successful "JusticeHack New York", during 2017 ABA Annual Meeting in New York. Miami JusticeHack 2.0 took place February 10, 2018 with Team "Freeze" taking first place.

 

Miami JusticeHack 2.0 Winners Team "Freeze"

Freeze is a virtual gaming app that immerses users in the real-life, high-stakes scenarios that cops face every day. By living out the reality of crime fighting through the eyes of the cops, gamers begin to GET it. Freeze is subliminally building trust through experience, and with that knowledge and keeping people alive.

Team Members: Jessica Sinkfield, Tiffany Pittman, Tom Buchanan, Carlos J. Martinez, Dana Carter, Danielia Olivas, Clifford Cayard, Robert Breakstone, Sam Abbassi, Joyce Williams, Fiorenza Herrera, Juvensen Jules, Rachel Streitfeld, Natalie Yosipovitch

 

New York JusticeHack Winners Team

I AM STOPPED

L-R Front Row: Diana Sen, Gregory Brender, Dean Phyliss Craig-Taylor, Melody Harkness, Debby Branch, Jennifer North, Lois Carter. L-R Back Row: Ryan Ferguson, Gerald Taylor, Tim Baran, Juan Batista

 

Miami JusticeHack Winners Team JUVO

L-R Feras Ahmed, Michael Gregory, Jean-Claude Noel and Ellen Degnan

The “School-to-Prison Pipeline” has been a matter of concern for a number of years. Recently, it has become a major concern of the general public across our country due in large part to the spiraling statistics and the negative impact on children of color. See what the ABA is doing to dismantle the School-to-Prison Pipeline here...

This daylong event took place Friday, March 27, 2015 at Arizona State University and focused exclusively on the “School-To-Prison Pipeline“ in Indian Country. If you missed it, click below to watch the webcast in its entirety. You may also dowlload the program agenda and program materials.