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Forum to Focus on Racial Disparities in Justice System

Posted: Tuesday, September 20, 2011

The Minnesota Judicial Council’s Committee for Equality and Justice will co-host the Council on Crime and Justice's 2011 Minnesota Justice Forum, "Racial Disparities: Crafting Solutions," on Oct. 18.  The program will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the University of Minnesota Law School, 229 19th Avenue South, West Campus, Mondale Hall, Lockhart Hall, Room 25, in Minneapolis.

This year’s program, also co-hosted by the Institute on Race and Poverty, will focus on identifying racial disparities in Minnesota's criminal justice system, learning about new research, and developing new solutions together. 

Speakers will include: Judge Pamela Alexander, President, Council on Crime and Justice; Judge Tanya Bransford, Fourth Judicial District; John Choi, Ramsey County Attorney; Richard Frase, Professor of Criminal Law; Rena Moran, State Representative; Perry Moriearty, Clinical Professor of Law; Myron Orfield, Professor of Law and Executive Director of the Institute on Race & Poverty; Kevin Reitz, Professor of Criminal Law; Michael Tonry, Professor of Criminal Law; Christopher Uggen, Professor of Sociology; and Judge Wilhelmina Wright, Minnesota Court of Appeals. 

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The Council on Crime and Justice convenes the Minnesota Justice Forum to bring policymakers and the community together to develop and implement ideas that will make the criminal justice system work better for all Minnesotans.